Evagoras Xydas

Evagoras Xydas received his PhD from the Mechanical and Manufacturing Department of the University of Cyprus (2011) with a specialization in Robotic Rehabilitation and Haptic Interfaces. He holds an MSc in Assistive Technology from King’s College London (2004) where he studied under a full merit-based scholarship as a Chevening scholar. His basic background is in mechanical engineering, with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Budapest University of Technology and Economics (2000) where he achieved excellent GPA, preceded by partial scholarship, certificates of merit and student of the year award. Evagoras has years of experience in academic education and has held teaching positions at the University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, Frederick University (Cyprus) as well the academic position of Assistant Professor at Nazarbayev University (Nursultan, Kazakhstan, 2016-2018). Alongside his education track Evagoras has industrial and research experience, including but not limited to, design and site supervision for large plants and laboratories, control system analysis and design, design and development of robotic systems for rehabilitation, haptic systems and vibrotactile displays, wearable robots and space related technology.

Andreas Tjirkallis

Andreas Tjirkallis received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cyprus. Since 2006, he is the director of GT Engineers, a company based in Cyprus, offering consultations and vocational training in the automotive fields, as well as automotive forensic investigation and analysis. From 2009 until 2018 he has served as a Special Teaching Staff and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cyprus, while from 2019 he is employed at the Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Department at Frederick University Cyprus. His teaching and research expertise are in the field of Structural Health Monitoring, Signal Processing and Mechatronics. He has extended experience in the management of both technical and educational projects

Banu Abdikadirova


Banu Abdikadirova is a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is collaborated with IREROBOT LTD within the context of the project Seventh Sense.

Nurgeldy Praliyev


Nurgeldy Praliyev is an MSc student at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics where he studies under a full merit-based scholarship. He has collaborated with IREROBOT LTD within the context of the project Seventh Sense by participating in the setting-up and execution of experiments as well as in analyzing the retrieved data and writing relevant reports and publications.