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SOZOS KARAGEORGIOU
EDUCATION

Sep 2007 - (Sep 2008) University of Leicester • In pursuit of a MSc in Advanced Computer Science (Distinction expected). Modules completed: C++ Programming and Advanced Algorithm Design (distinction) Service-Oriented Architectures (distinction) Semantic Web (distinction) ○ Communication and Concurrency (merit) ○ ○ ○ ○ Generative Development (distinction)

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Personal and Group Skills (distinction) Networking and Distributed Computing (merit) Distributed Systems and Applications (pass)

Dissertation title: “Optimizing for high-performance Cache utilization.”

Feb 2002 - Jan 2007 Intercollege (renamed University of Nicosia) • BSc in Computer Science (Merit) ○ Final Year Project Thesis: “The Evaluation of Spam-Filtering Approaches.”

Sep 2003 - Jun 2004 computer studies.

ICT Instructors’ Training Course at the Cyber Kids Institute for

Jun 2004 - Feb 2005 Training on Assistive Technology use and implementation for the social and vocational integration of people with special needs. Sep 2003 - Feb 2004 Tutors Training Program at Cyber Kids Institute

Sep 1997 - Jun 2000 Lyceum of Ethnomartiras Kyprianos ○ Science Oriented studies (physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology) Other Certificates: GCE O’ level Computing, GCE O’ level English
WORKING EXPERIENCE

Jun 2004 - Sep 2007 Member of the programming and research group at the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (www.cnti.org.cy). • Design, development and implementation of educational software (VB6, VB.NET) for young children and people with special needs. Jan 2004 - Sep 2007 Member of ICTEACH, (Information and Communication Technology for Teachers group). • Design, development and implementation of ICT for nursery and primary schools.

Feb 2003 – Sep 2007 SE.S - Special Educational Solutions (www.sesses.com) and Cyber Kids

Institute • Software Development, Technical Support, Tutoring and Vocational training ○ Design, development and implementation of special educational software (VB6, VB.NET). ○ Support with assistive technology for special needs people. ○ Development of special solutions with assistive technology. ○ Tutor for young children and adults (Microcomputer Applications, pre-GCSE). ○ Involved in the Curriculum Development for the GCSE O’ Level students (GCSE in Computing). ○ Development of AAC systems (Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems).
COMPUTER SKILLS

Programming Languages, Environments and Tools: C++, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Basic.Net, Java, Eclipse, UML, Object Constraint Language, Rational Rose Web Related: HTML, XML, XSLT, Semantic Web (RDF, RDFS and OWL) Operating Systems: MS-Dos, Windows, Linux
LANGUAGES

Fluent English, fluent Greek, Afrikaans.
INTERESTS

My main interest is software engineering and development, mainly educational and commercial software. I recently became intrigued by artificial intelligence (applications, problem solving and puzzles). I enjoy reading discovery and science magazines, as well as novels and books on art, political ideologies and philosophy. Graphic design is also a passion I try to satisfy. I enjoy spending time with friends and family and try to travel as often as possible. I also volunteer as a programmer for the development of Augmentative Alternative Communication systems for the severely communicatively impaired people. Educational Software Developed: Lexicon A-Z, Films, Optical Awareness, Phonological Awareness, and Company Valuation Program (Accounting Software). Served eighteen months as a signalman and radio operator in the Cyprus National Guard and was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.


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REFEREES

Pantelis Makris Supervisor of Special Education at the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, IN CYPRUS President of Special Education Dpt. of the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Inst. Educational Adviser of SE.S - Special Educational Solutions Tel: 00357-99663397, Fax: 00357-22356542, E-mail: makrisp@cytanet.com.cy Online Status: www.icteach.org, www.cnti.org.cy