Vitae: Yiannis Laouris

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Membership in Associations

Membership in Professional Societies and Associations

Organization Years
Cypriot Students Association, President '78, GDR 1981-83
Pre-registration Doctors’ Association, President, '86, Limassol, Cyprus 1985-86
Physiology Seminar Committee, UA 1988-89
Co-Coordinator, "PSIO 818: Neurophysiology for Neurologists", UA 1988-89


German Physiological Society 1988-1992
International Society of Biomechanics 1989
Society for Neuroscience 1990-1994


American Physiological Society 1990-1995
Cyprus Designers and Inventors Association, Secretary '94), Cyprus 1992-93
Cyprus Neuroscience Association, Appointed President, '91, Cyprus 1991-96
Cyprus MacUsers Group, Founding Member and President, '92, Cyprus 1991-94
Cyprus Society of Medical Informatics, Cyprus 1997-2005
Peace Center, Cyprus 1994-present
Center for Systemic Studies, Founding Member, Cyprus 1994-96
Technology For Peace, Founding Member and Project Leader 1997-present
IDA: International Dyslexia Association 2002-present
ISSS: International Society for the Systems Sciences 2003-present
ISTE: International Society Technology in Education 1993-1997


IADIS: International Association for Development of the Information Society 2005-present
EARLI: European association for Research on Learning & Instruction 2005-present
AERA: American Educational Research Association 2006-present
HSSS: Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies 2008-present
American Society for Cybernetics 2014-present

Membership in Bi-communal Peace Initiatives in Cyprus

Group Years
Executive Committee of the Westminster Group 1995-2000
Member of the Core Trainers Group 1994-1997
Member and Facilitator of the Young Business Leaders Bicommunal Group 1997-1999
Facilitator of the Technology for Peace Group (Greek Cypriot Side) 1997-2003
Facilitator for the Bicommunal Investment Company Group 1997-2000
Member of the Secretariat of the Coordinating Initiative 1998-2000
Member of the Communication Initiative 1998-2000
Facilitator of the Y2P (Youth Promoting Peace) Group 1999-2003
Founding Member and Board Member of Cyprus Community Media Centre 2010-present
Founding member of CINDEP 2010

Honors and Awards

Name and description of the award Year
Leistungstippendien, Leipzig, Germany

Financial award given to students with very high grades

Salvator Allende Stippendium, Leipzig, Germany

Prize given to two best students of each university in the country

Leistungshau, Leipzig, GDR

Competition for selection of research achievements by young scientists
Parts of Ph.D. work selected for both the 1984 "Leistungsshau" of the
University and for the 1985 "Leistungsshau" from all Universities in the GDR

1984 & 1985
Summa cum laude, Leipzig, Germany

PhD received the most unusual distinction having being graded with 5 A’s

Υποτροφία Παγκύπριας Πορείας Αγάπης Αρχιεπισκόπου Μακαρίου Γ, Nicosia, Cyprus

Scholarship given by Makarios Foundation exempting rules to support a young scientist's dream to follow a humanistic research career

Provost's Teaching Award, Arizona, USA

For development of computer-based undergraduate instruction in neuroscience

Medical Innovation Award, Arizona, USA

For development of computer-based undergraduate instruction in neuroscience

IPDF, Arizona, USA1992

For activities in International Program Development

ISO 9001/2, London, UK

Among the first few companies in Cyprus to get this award from a UK Board

Silver Award, INPEX 95, Pittsburgh, USA

Innovation Competition Fair with thousands of participants from all over the world

The Elected of the Year '96, Jerusalem, Israel

The CYBER Kids company in Israel chosen as the most promising new company of the Year

Qualidat, Geneva, Switzerland

Distinction given to companies that demonstrate high standards of quality

CYBER KIDS Award for Creativity by the Employers and Industrialists Federation (1998) 1998
Civil Society Award

First Award to NGOs pioneering in social transformation

Silver Award Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies
Award to distinguished scientists
Anna Lindh Award Honourable Mention, to Future Words Center for the highly-esteemed work on intercultural dialogue for the promotion of freedom and citizenship 2011
Digital Champion Cyprus Award 2015 for his role and support in establishing an award process for innovations in digital economy 2015
Global Education Innovation Award 2017 One of 12 awarded by GENE – Global Education Network Europe to Future Worlds Center for its innovative Map Your Meal project. 2017
Digital Champion Award: 2nd Prize; awarded to GNOUS Labs Ltd. as start-up. 2017
Industry Disruptors-Game Changers Award by Disrupt Cyprus awarded to GNOUS Labs Ltd., for MAPS' disruptive ability; 3rd Prize 2017
Get In The Ring awarded to GNOUS Labs Ltd. as start-up. 1st Prize 2018