The CNetRU has demonstrated significant research work in the areas of both wired and mobile/wireless computer networks. Specifically, the Unit performs research in networking issues, such as architectures, protocols, algorithms, and mechanisms that support the provision of Quality of Service/Experience and security. The principal aim of the research is the performance enhancement with emphasis in the development of efficient, secure, and effective networking protocols and control techniques using computational intelligence techniques, like fuzzy logic and evolutionary computation (e.g., in sensor and vehicular adhoc networks), and multi-objective optimization. Also, the CNetRU focuses on trust models, dynamic key management, and risk management. Moreover, the CNetRU promotes research on smartphones and mobile social networks.

For the CNetRU research, an extensive and in depth theoretical analysis is carried out, supported by the development of appropriate simulation models as well as pilot applications. For these goals to be accomplished, the Networks Laboratory (NETLAB) and the Mobile Devices Laboratory (MDL) have been establshed under the CNetRU.

The CNetRU has been involved in the preparation of a number of research proposals, through collaboration with other academic institutions and industries, as the lead coordinator/researcher from competitive calls of the national RPF and EU. Some notable examples of research proposals, are "Quality of Service Aware Congestion Control for Wireless Access in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks" and "E-commerce: Application Mediation Security for Next Generation Information Security Professionals and Small Businesses". The CNetRU research work has been published in book chapters and in international peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences, and the unit members have given presentations in various international scientific conferences. Further, unit members are involved in the organization of international conferences. The CNetRU has established numerous collaborations with other Universities, Research Organizations, and Industrial Organizations in Cyprus and abroad, like the University of Cyprus, Monash University Australia, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Cyprus Police Department and the Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection in Cyprus etc.

The CNetRU supports undergraduate and postgraduate courses of Frederick University by providing students the vital hardware and software means (equipment and technologies). The Unit, through the MDL, is also active in developing competitive Android and Microsoft Phone applications for Google’s Play and Microsoft’s market as well as Xbox (Kinect) Games.

More details regarding the activities can be found at the websites of the NETLAB and MDL laboratories.

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