Prof. Charalambous received the B.S. degree in 1987, the M.S. degree in 1988, and the Ph.D. in 1992, all in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus in 2003 as an Associate Professor. In 2005 he was elected Associate Dean of the School of Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Cyprus, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, School of Information Technology and Engineering (1999-2003), and an adjunct Professor with McGill University (1999-2002). He has served on the faculty of McGill University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as a visiting faculty, from 1995 to 1999. During 1993-1995 he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Idaho State University, Engineering Department. Dr. Charalambous is leading a research group Information, Communication and Control of Complex Systems (ICCCSystemS), which is interested in theoretical and technological developments concerning large scale distributed communication and control systems and networks in science and engineering. These include applications in transportation, energy production, distribution, quality, and pricing, water quality and resources, environmental, demographic, agricultural, and societal issues. He was a member of the Canadian Centers of Excellence through MITACS (the mathematics of information technology and complex systems), 1998-2001. In 2001 he received the Premier's Research Excellence Award of the Ontario Province of Canada. His research received funding from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Communications Research Center of Canada (CRC), the Department of Defence of Canada (DND), the Communication and Information Technology of Ontario (CITO) and the European Commission.