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'''Yiannis Laouris''' was the founder of [[Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute]], [[Future Worlds Center]], [[CYBER KIDS]], Ekkotek, [[Technology for Peace]], [[Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies]] and a number of other organizations and initiatives. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of [[Future Worlds Center]] and [[Head of Unit|head]] of the [[New Media Lab]] and the [[Neuroscience Lab]]. His [[Vitae: Yiannis Laouris|Full CV]] is available.
 
 
 
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       |previous_posts= Pre-registration Doctor, Limassol Hospital<br>Post-Doctoral, Georg August, Neurophysiology, Univ. of Goettingen<br>Post-Doctoral and Res. Ass. Prof., Univ. of Arizona<br>CEO [[CYBER KIDS]]<br>Manag. Director Ekkotek Ltd.
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       |previous_posts= Pre-registration Doctor, Limassol Hospital, 1985-1986<br>Post-Doctoral, Georg August, Neurophysiology, Univ. of Goettingen, 1986-1988<br>Post-Doctoral and Res. Ass. Prof., Univ. of Arizona, 1988-1992<br>CEO [[CYBER KIDS]], 1992-1999<br>Manag. Director Ekkotek Ltd., 2001-2003<br>[[Head of New Media Lab]] 2006-2010
       |current_post=[[Head of New Media Lab]] and Chair of Board
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       |current_post=[[N.E.T.S. Academic Staff]]
 
       |degrees= Medical Degree<br>PhD (Neurophysiology)<br>MSc (Systems and Industrial Engineering)
 
       |degrees= Medical Degree<br>PhD (Neurophysiology)<br>MSc (Systems and Industrial Engineering)
 
       |fields= Medicine<br>Neurophysiology<br>Systems and Complexity Science<br>Technology and Innovation<br>Education<br>Conflict Resolution<br>Dialogic Design Science
 
       |fields= Medicine<br>Neurophysiology<br>Systems and Complexity Science<br>Technology and Innovation<br>Education<br>Conflict Resolution<br>Dialogic Design Science
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<font color="red">For a detailed curriculum vitae of Dr. Laouris click: [[Vitae: Yiannis Laouris|Full CV]].</font> 
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'''Yiannis Laouris''' was inspirer and key founding member of many organizations including the following:
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* [[Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute]]
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* [[Future Worlds Center]]
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* [[CYBER KIDS]]
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* [[Ekkotek High-tech business incubator]]
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* [[Technology for Peace]]
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* [[Cyprus Society for Systemic Studies]]
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* [[Cyberethics: Cyprus Safer Internet Center]]
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* [[N.E.T.S. Mediterranean Graduate School of Applied Social Cognition]]
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and a number of other organizations and initiatives.
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Laouris currently serves as Chair of the Board of [[Future Worlds Center]] and [[Head of Unit|Vice Head]] of the [[New Media Lab]] and [[Head of Unit|Head]] the [[Futures Design Unit]]. He is also currently reviving the [[Neuroscience Lab]], which supports the next generation of [[Mental Attributes Profiling System]] commercialized under [[GNOUS Labs Ltd.]].
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He serves in the following posts:
  
==Role in Tech4Peace project==
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* Executive Board Member of the [[Institute of 21st Century Agoras]] since 2010.
Founding member, together with [[Harry Anastasiou]], [[Dervis Besimler]], [[Bekir Azgin]] and [[Hrach Gregorian]].
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* Invited Expert of the [[Core Foresight 2050]], think tank groups created by the Digital Futures Task Force of the European Commission to anticipate global changes on the planet and to advice the EC on how ICT could facilitate shape those futures by 2050.
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* Invited Expert of the [[The Onlife Initiative]], a high profile Think Tank of 12 philosophers and natural scientists created by the [[Digital Futures Task Force]] of the European Commission to anticipate changes in the concepts humans use to explain the world, draft [[The Onlife Manifesto]], and to advice the EC whether concept re-engineering might be necessary.
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* Member of the Wisdom Research Network of the University of Chicago<ref>[http://wisdomresearch.org/members/laouris.aspx Wisdom Research Network of the University of Chicago]</ref>.
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* Represents Cyprus as Delegate of the [[Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative|Cybercrime Initiative]] launched by the Commonwealth in 2011.
  
==A business entrepreneur==
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He has served in the past or continues to serve:
Yiannis has  
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* As National Representative and/or Expert in many European Research Networks
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** [[COST 276: Knowledge Management]] (Invited Expert 2005-2006)
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** [[COST 219ter Accessibility for all to services and terminals for next generation mobile networks]] (National Representative 2005-2007)
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** [[COST 298: Participation in the Broadband society]] (Invited Expert 2007-2008)
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** [[COST 2102: Cross-Modal Analysis of Verbal and Non-verbal Communication]] (National Representative 2008-2011)
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** [[Insafe]] (Member of the Steering Committee 2006-present and Member of the Advisory Board 2010-2012)
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** [[EU Kids Online]] (National Representative 2008-Present).
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He was appointed as Local Representative for a  number of American-based Organizations such a:
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* [[Institute of World Affairs]] (Director for Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East 1999-2003)
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* [[HasNa Inc.]] (Project Director 2002-2008).
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He was/is Director for many European Program Consortia, including:
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* [[Extending EU Citizenship]]
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* [[Cyberethics: Cyprus Safer Internet Center|Cyberethics]]
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* [[TeachMDGs]]
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* [[Act Beyond Borders]]
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* [[MobLang]]
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==A social and business entrepreneur==
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Yiannis has launched many successful social and business ventures and/or initiatives. Some key ones are mentioned below.
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===Tech4Peace project===
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Founding member of the [[Technology for Peace]] project, together with [[Harry Anastasiou]], [[Dervis Besimler]], [[Bekir Azgin]] and [[Hrach Gregorian]].
  
  
 
===CYBER KIDS===
 
===CYBER KIDS===
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[[CYBER KIDS]] was a nation-wide experiment launched in 1992 in Cyprus by Yiannis Laouris, George Vakanas and Maria Symeonides with the vision that introducing advanced computer technology in the lives of a critical number of young children using an educationally relevant and socially responsible, peace-enhancing curriculum would allow them to “transcend” the country’s educational and political life and move the new generation a decade ahead. By 1999, the number of children who benefited from their curriculum exceeded 15,000, which is approximately equal to 20% of the country’s youth population (ages 6-15). During the same period, the organization trained and employed 186 young and talented university graduates, thus combating brain drain while simultaneously spreading the [[CYBER KIDS Philosophy]] and knowledge to many more spheres of social life.
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===The Multimedia Factory===
 
===The Multimedia Factory===
The Multimedia Factory was founded by Laouris, [[George Vakanas]], the [[Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute]] and [MISnTED Ltd.]] in 1993 as one of the first multimedia software and educational software producing company.  
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[[The Multimedia Factory]] was founded by Laouris, [[George Vakanas]], the [[Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute]] and [[MISnTED Ltd.]] in 1993 as one of the first multimedia software and educational software producing companies.
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===Ekkotek===
 
===Ekkotek===
'''Ekkotek-High-tech business incubator''' was founded by Laouris and ][MISnTED Ltd.]] in 1999 as the first high technology business incubator in Cyprus.
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[[Ekkotek High-tech business incubator]] was founded by Laouris, [[Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute]] and [[MISnTED Ltd.]] in 1999 as the first high technology business incubator in Cyprus. In 2009 it was revived and it now focuses on developing mobile and web Apps specialised in education and the domains of collective intelligence and wisdom
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==Books==
 
==Books==
Yiannis authored [[Masks of Demons]], a book that exposes stereotypes between so-called "'lifelong"' enemies.
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* [[Masks of Demons]], a book that exposes stereotypes between so-called "'lifelong"' enemies.
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* [[10 COMMANDMENTS Citizens to the State]], published in  multiple languages; provides dialectic essays pointing towards major reforms in democracy
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* [[The Onlife Manifesto]], co-author; guides EC funding priorities, as well as political and societal priorities in the hyper-connectivity era
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==Awards==
 
==Awards==
 
Yiannis received numerous honors and awards throughout the years<ref>[http://www.futureworlds.eu/wiki/Vitae/Yiannis_Laouris/Honors_and_Awards Detailed list of Laouris Honors and Awards]</ref>, the most notable being:
 
Yiannis received numerous honors and awards throughout the years<ref>[http://www.futureworlds.eu/wiki/Vitae/Yiannis_Laouris/Honors_and_Awards Detailed list of Laouris Honors and Awards]</ref>, the most notable being:
 
* Summa cum laude for his PhD (1985)
 
* Summa cum laude for his PhD (1985)
* [[Provost's Teaching Award]] and [[Medical Innovation Award] for innovation in university teaching (1991/92)
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* [[Provost's Teaching Award]] and [[Medical Innovation Award]] for innovation in university teaching (1991/92)
 
* [[Creativity Award to Cyber Kids Curriculum|First Award for Innovation and Creativity]] by the Employers and Industrialists Federation for [[CYBER KIDS]] curriculum (1998)
 
* [[Creativity Award to Cyber Kids Curriculum|First Award for Innovation and Creativity]] by the Employers and Industrialists Federation for [[CYBER KIDS]] curriculum (1998)
 
* The [[Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies Award]] for contributions in systems science (2008)
 
* The [[Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies Award]] for contributions in systems science (2008)
 
* Honorable Mention of the [[Anna Lindh Award to Future Worlds Center]] for promoting intercultural dialogue freedom and citizenship (2011)
 
* Honorable Mention of the [[Anna Lindh Award to Future Worlds Center]] for promoting intercultural dialogue freedom and citizenship (2011)
  
==Key neuroscience publications==
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A complete list of awards is available [[Vitae/Yiannis Laouris/Honors and Awards|here]].
Yiannis has over 25 peered reviewed papers in neuroscience and over 65 conference presentations. The full list is available [[Vitae/Yiannis Laouris/Publications|here]].
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==Key publications==
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Yiannis has over 50 peered reviewed papers in experimental neuroscience, neuropsychology, neuro-education, collective wisdom and structured dialogue and over 150 conference presentations.
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The full list is available [[Vitae/Yiannis Laouris/Publications|here]].
  
==Key publications in the science of dialogic design==
 
  
 
==Citations==
 
==Citations==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
* [http://www.cnti.org.cy/Personal_Data/YiannisLaouris/index.html Laouris page at the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Insitute]
 
* [http://www.cnti.org.cy/Personal_Data/YiannisLaouris/index.html Laouris page at the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Insitute]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yiannis_Laouris Laouris page in Wikipedia]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yiannis_Laouris Laouris page in Wikipedia]
 
* [http://www.globalagoras.org/about/executive-board Laouris page at the Institute for 21st Century Agoras]
 
* [http://www.globalagoras.org/about/executive-board Laouris page at the Institute for 21st Century Agoras]
 
* [http://dialogicdesignscience.wikispaces.com/Books  Wiki managed by world-wide SDD scientists and practitioners citing Laouris contributions]
 
* [http://dialogicdesignscience.wikispaces.com/Books  Wiki managed by world-wide SDD scientists and practitioners citing Laouris contributions]
* [http://www.tech4peace.org/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=498 Laouris page at the Tech4Peace portal]
 
  
  
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Revision as of 11:22, 25 June 2018

Yiannis Laouris
Yiannis Laouris
Service type Senior Scientist and Board Member
Previous Key Posts Pre-registration Doctor, Limassol Hospital, 1985-1986
Post-Doctoral, Georg August, Neurophysiology, Univ. of Goettingen, 1986-1988
Post-Doctoral and Res. Ass. Prof., Univ. of Arizona, 1988-1992
CEO CYBER KIDS, 1992-1999
Manag. Director Ekkotek Ltd., 2001-2003
Head of New Media Lab 2006-2010
Current Post N.E.T.S. Academic Staff
Degree(s) Medical Degree
PhD (Neurophysiology)
MSc (Systems and Industrial Engineering)
Field(s) of Study Medicine
Neurophysiology
Systems and Complexity Science
Technology and Innovation
Education
Conflict Resolution
Dialogic Design Science
University(ies) University of Leipzig
Carl Ludwig Institute of Physiology
University of Arizona
Specialization(s) Peace Initiatives, Conflict Resolution, Sociology and Technology.
Social/Academic Work focued on the interface between science, technology and social entrepreneurship
Notable Achievements See Full List of Awards



For a detailed curriculum vitae of Dr. Laouris click: Full CV.


Yiannis Laouris was inspirer and key founding member of many organizations including the following:

and a number of other organizations and initiatives.

Laouris currently serves as Chair of the Board of Future Worlds Center and Vice Head of the New Media Lab and Head the Futures Design Unit. He is also currently reviving the Neuroscience Lab, which supports the next generation of Mental Attributes Profiling System commercialized under GNOUS Labs Ltd..

He serves in the following posts:

  • Executive Board Member of the Institute of 21st Century Agoras since 2010.
  • Invited Expert of the Core Foresight 2050, think tank groups created by the Digital Futures Task Force of the European Commission to anticipate global changes on the planet and to advice the EC on how ICT could facilitate shape those futures by 2050.
  • Invited Expert of the The Onlife Initiative, a high profile Think Tank of 12 philosophers and natural scientists created by the Digital Futures Task Force of the European Commission to anticipate changes in the concepts humans use to explain the world, draft The Onlife Manifesto, and to advice the EC whether concept re-engineering might be necessary.
  • Member of the Wisdom Research Network of the University of Chicago[1].
  • Represents Cyprus as Delegate of the Cybercrime Initiative launched by the Commonwealth in 2011.

He has served in the past or continues to serve:

He was appointed as Local Representative for a number of American-based Organizations such a:

He was/is Director for many European Program Consortia, including:


A social and business entrepreneur

Yiannis has launched many successful social and business ventures and/or initiatives. Some key ones are mentioned below.


Tech4Peace project

Founding member of the Technology for Peace project, together with Harry Anastasiou, Dervis Besimler, Bekir Azgin and Hrach Gregorian.


CYBER KIDS

CYBER KIDS was a nation-wide experiment launched in 1992 in Cyprus by Yiannis Laouris, George Vakanas and Maria Symeonides with the vision that introducing advanced computer technology in the lives of a critical number of young children using an educationally relevant and socially responsible, peace-enhancing curriculum would allow them to “transcend” the country’s educational and political life and move the new generation a decade ahead. By 1999, the number of children who benefited from their curriculum exceeded 15,000, which is approximately equal to 20% of the country’s youth population (ages 6-15). During the same period, the organization trained and employed 186 young and talented university graduates, thus combating brain drain while simultaneously spreading the CYBER KIDS Philosophy and knowledge to many more spheres of social life.


The Multimedia Factory

The Multimedia Factory was founded by Laouris, George Vakanas, the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute and MISnTED Ltd. in 1993 as one of the first multimedia software and educational software producing companies.


Ekkotek

Ekkotek High-tech business incubator was founded by Laouris, Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute and MISnTED Ltd. in 1999 as the first high technology business incubator in Cyprus. In 2009 it was revived and it now focuses on developing mobile and web Apps specialised in education and the domains of collective intelligence and wisdom


Books

  • Masks of Demons, a book that exposes stereotypes between so-called "'lifelong"' enemies.
  • 10 COMMANDMENTS Citizens to the State, published in multiple languages; provides dialectic essays pointing towards major reforms in democracy
  • The Onlife Manifesto, co-author; guides EC funding priorities, as well as political and societal priorities in the hyper-connectivity era


Awards

Yiannis received numerous honors and awards throughout the years[2], the most notable being:

A complete list of awards is available here.

Key publications

Yiannis has over 50 peered reviewed papers in experimental neuroscience, neuropsychology, neuro-education, collective wisdom and structured dialogue and over 150 conference presentations.

The full list is available here.


Citations


External Links