Advisory Board

Dr. Yiannis Laouris

Yiannis Laouris, M.S., M.D. is Member of Board of the Institute for 21st Century Agoras, Chair of Board at Future Worlds Center, Cyprus Research Scientist Representative at EU Kidsonline, Cyprus Representative of Safer Internet Center at Insafe/Inhope, and Head of New Media Lab and Neuroscience Lab at Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute.
Yiannis is a social and business entrepreneur and is author of Masks of Demons: A journey into the Discovering and Breaking of Stereotypes in a Society in Conflict. He is a neurophysiologist and systems scientist trained in Germany and the US, who has also become known for his socially responsible work and scientific contributions in the fields of peace and development through the application of modern technology and the science of Structured Dialogic Design (SDD).
Yiannis was previously Member at the Onlife Initiative, CEO at Ekkotek — High tech business Incubator, Director at Tech4Peace, Partner at Cyber Kids, CEO at Cyber Kids, Managing Director at TMF The Multimedia Factory, Research Assistance Professor at the University of Arizona, Research Associate at Universitätsmedizin Göttingen.
In the late eighties and nineties, he applied digital signal processing in time and frequency domains to single-unit recordings from experimental animals to study transmission properties and fatigue of cat motor neurons, muscle afferents and Renshaw cells. He published with cyberneticians/systems physiologists Peter Schwartze, Uwe Windhorst, Roger M. Enoka, and Douglas G. Stuart. He has published more than 40 papers and chapters in journals such as the Experimental Brain Research, Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, World Futures, and has presented more than 150 papers in conferences worldwide. In 1991, he founded the Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute.
Yiannis earned his M.D. at Universität Leipzig in 1985. He completed his Post-Doctorate in Electro- and Neurophysiology at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in 1988. He earned his M.S. in Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona in 1993.
Read his Future Worlds Center profile, LinkedIn profile, and Wikipedia profile.