I received the BA degree in Computer Science from University of Cyprus in 2007 and the MS degree in Distributed Systems from the ETH University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2009. I worked two years as an IT consultant in Politis newspaper and I am co-founder of Elevate-Me Promotions, which is the first company that brought to Cyprus the radical-new concept of elevator advertising. In December 2012, I successfully defended my PhD Thesis, entitled "Enabling Smart Homes using Web Technologies" at the Computer Science department of the University of Cyprus, under the supervision of Prof. Andreas Pitsillides, collaborating with the Institute for Pervasive Computing of the ETH Zurich, in the area of the Web of Things. I am also a member of the Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL), which is part of the Computer Science department of the University of Cyprus. In 2013, I performed postdoc research at the Department of Building, School of Design and Environment of the National University of Singapore, studying techniques for reducing the ICT-based plug loads in offices and commercial buildings, affecting at the same time the occupants' behaviour towards more rational use of the office equipment for energy savings. Then, I returned back to the University of Cyprus, continuing my postdoc research by working on the Social Electricity Online Platform (SEOP) European project, developing learning modules, educational content and online eco-feedback platforms, aiming to raise the awareness and knowledge of European citizens about energy, the environment and sustainability, investigating in parallel how Web technologies and social computing can lead people to pro-environmental behaviour. In parallel, I have been collaborating with the National University of Singapore, working on a project related to providing real-time online eco-feedback services to 50 houses around Singapore, using smart metering, promoting online user collaboration for co-creation of knowledge and energy savings through a synergistic effort of the participants. Now, I am working at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUIG Galway, Ireland, performing research related to real-time Internet-of-Things stream processing and large-scale data analytics for smart city applications, through the CityPulse EU project.