Dr George Melillos is a Researcher A’. He is currently working at the
ERATOSTHENES Center of Excellence (ECoE) & EXCELSIOR H2020 of the Cyprus University of
Technology, coordinating and managing various research projects and also he is the Marine Safety &
Security section leader. Besides, he is a Special Teaching Scientist at the Department of Civil
Engineering and Geomatics, Cyprus University of Technology, and a Scientific Collaborator at the
University of Cyprus. He has worked for 20 years as an Information Technology and Geographical
information systems (GIS) Manager at the Ministry of Defence (Security Agency), Nicosia (Cyprus).
Moreover, he has been working as a Freelance IT Instructor; he has prepared and delivered successful
IT lectures to students and IT Trainers on topics such as Programming (C, C++, Visual Studio, Python),
Data Structures, Software Design, Web Development & Design, Video Editing, Microsoft Applications,
and Adobe Photoshop. He has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology (IT) and 15 years
of experience in GIS.
Education: He holds a Diploma in Military Science from the Non-Commissioned Officer Army
Academy, Trikala (Greece), a Diploma in Computer Programming/Programmer at the School of
Computer, Programmers of Hellenic Army General Staff, Athens (Greece), Higher National Diploma
(HND) in Software Engineering at the Omiros College, Athens (Greece), a B.Sc. (Hons) in Computing
at the University of Huddersfield (UK), an M.A (Master of Arts) in ICT and Education at the University
of Leeds (UK), and PhD in Remote Sensing, GIS and Space Technology at the Cyprus University of
Professional Qualifications: He holds many professional certifications, including the Microsoft
Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD), Microsoft Certified
Application Specialist (MCAS), Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) for Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe
Photoshop, ECDL Certified Trainer Professional (ECDL CTP), Certified Trainer of Vocational
Training (EEK) ANAD, ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer and ITIL 4 Foundation.
Affiliations: He is a member of the Cyprus Computer Society, member (MBCS) of the British
Computer Society (BCS) – The Chartered Institute for IT, member of SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical
Instrumentation Engineers), member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers),
member of IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Resource Center, member of The Cyprus
Remote Sensing Society and member of Engineering Council UK as Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Research interests: His research focuses on the Detection of Buried Structures and on Maritime
Surveillance for security and safety in Cyprus using Remote Sensing, Space & GIS techniques.
Publications: He has published more than 40 scientific publications in high prestigious journals,
chapters of books and conference proceedings as main author. He won an international recognition,
attending as speaker in several conferences/workshops, and organizing international workshops. He is
academic editor for IntechOpen and referee/reviewer for IEEE Access, International Journal of Remote
Sensing, MDPI and ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing