About

“Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

 Vince Lombardi

Aristarchus Research Center (ARC) (former AHPC (Astrophysics and High Performance Computing Research Group)) is a multi-disciplinary research and innovation center which aims primarily to address the challenges of analysis and interpretation of the large and complex data sets of the modern era.

The center currently focuses on the application of advanced methods in Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics for exploring data in Astrophysics and Neuroscience. The interests of members of ARC also encompass technology-enhanced education.

The center has a prestigious network of international collaborators and is directed by Prof. Andreas Efstathiou, Vice Rector of Research & External Affairs.


AHPC Team

Professor Andreas Efstathiou
Head of the group

Dr Andreas Efstathiou holds a BSc(Eng) degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD from Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London. He held appointments at Queen Mary & Westfield College and Imperial College London before joining Cyprus College in 2001.

Associate Professor Vicky Papadopoulou Lesta
Member

Dr. Vicky Papadopoulou Lesta studied first at the University of Patras, where she received the Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics then pursed graduate studies in the same University, where she received the Master and Ph.D. degrees in 2001 and 2003, respectively.

Assistant Professor Ioannis Michos
Member

Dr. Vicky Papadopoulou Lesta studied first at the University of Patras, where she received the Diploma in Computer Engineering and Informatics then pursed graduate studies in the same University, where she received the Master and Ph.D. degrees in 2001 and 2003, respectively.

Dr Evangelos Papaefthymiou
Dr Evangelos Papaefthymiou
Member

Evangelos Papaefthymiou holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics of Imperial College London (2014). His PhD work led to publications in top journals in the field of Applied Mathematics and he was awarded the Yael Naim Dowker Centenary Prize in Mathematics for the best thesis in the Department of Mathematics. Furthermore, he holds a Meng degree (5-years of studies, 2002-2007) from the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department of the University of Patras.

Phd (Cand.) Orestis Pavlou
Phd (Cand.) Orestis Pavlou
Member
Orestis Pavlou holds an MSc degree in Physics & Astronomy from the University of Amsterdam, as a member of the “Gravitation AstroParticle Physics Amsterdam” (GRAPPA) excellence program. His MSc research project involved the study of the emission of cosmic