Elias Kyriakides, an IEEE senior member, is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus, and a founding member of the KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks. He served as the Action Chair of the ESF-COST Action IC0806 “Intelligent Monitoring, Control, and Security of Critical Infrastructure Systems” (IntelliCIS) (2009-2013). His research interests include synchronized measurements in power systems, security and reliability of the power system network, optimization of power system operation techniques, and renewable energy sources. He received a B.Sc. degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois in 2000, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in 2001 and 2003 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering.