Nicholas Kyriakopoulos

Nicholas Kyriakopoulos
SEH 5630 | Office hours: By appointment


Professor Nicholas Kyriakopoulos teaches and conducts research in the areas of systems and signal processing. The focus of his work is on the application of technologies and methodologies for modeling and evaluating international treaties, particularly in the area of arms control. Monitoring and verification of arms control treaties involve the collection and processing of information on a global basis. His current work is on the evaluation of complex systems with parametric uncertainty and the development of performance criteria and metrics for objective monitoring and verification of arms control treaties.


  • B.S.E., The George Washington University,1960
  • M.S.E., The George Washington University, 1963
  • D.Sc., The George Washington University, 1968
  • Electrical engineering
  • Signal and image processing, systems and controls
  • Nicholas Kyriakopoulos,  Xuan Zhou, “Clandestine Proliferation: A Stochastic Process Model”, Proceedings ESARDA 37th Annual Meeting, Manchester (UK), 19-21 May 2015,  pp.358-371.
  • Nicholas Kyriakopoulos, “Can a Monitoring and Verification System Be Designed by Negotiation?” in Banning the Bang or the Bomb?: Negotiating the Nuclear Test Ban Regime, Mordechai Melamud, Paul Meerts, I. William Zartman, Eds., pp. 233-252, Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • Nicholas Kyriakopoulos, “The Impact of Interdependencies on the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Safeguards”, ESARDA Bulletin, No. 47, June 2012, pp. 56-64.
  • Edward Ifft, Masahiko Asada, Anthony Aust, Alwyn Davies, Nicholas Kyriakopoulos, Jenifer Mackby, Bernard Massinon, Bernard Sitt, Sonia Dobysz,  On-Site Inspections: A Major Verification Tool, Geneva Centre For Security Policy, May 2012.
  • B. Sitt, M. Asada, A. Aust, M. Eriksson, E. Ifft, N. Kyriakopoulos, J. Mackby, B. Massinon, A. Meerburg, Sanctions and Weapons of Mass Destruction in International Relations, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland, July 2010.
  • N. Kyriakopoulos, T. Heritier, "System Performance" in Science for Security: Verifying the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, Sept. 2009, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, Vienna, Austria.
  • M. Al-Kuwaiti, N. Kyriakopoulos, and S. Hussein, "A Comparative Analysis of Network Dependability, Fault-tolerance, Reliability, Security, and Survivability", IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 1, No.2, 2009, pp. 106-124.
  • Aust, M. Asada, E. Ifft, N. Kyriakopoulos, J.Mackby, B. Massinon, A. Meerburg, B. Sitt, A New Look at the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, (Clingendael Security Paper No. 6) Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, The Hague, September 2008.
  • M. Al-Kuwaiti, N. Kyriakopoulos, S. Hussein, "Towards A Standardized Terminology for Network Performance", IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Vol. 57, No. 2, June 2008
  • M. Al-Kuwaiti, N. Kyriakopoulos, S. Hussein, "A Framework for Network Reliability through QoS Mapping between Lower and Upper Layers", Proc. The 4th International Symposium on High-Capacity Optical Networks and Enabling Technologies (HONET2007), 18-20 November 2007, Dubai, UAE.
  • M. Al-Kuwaiti, N. Kyriakopoulos, S. Hussein, "QoS Mapping: A Framework Model for Mapping Network Loss to Application Loss", Proc. The 2007 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications (ICSPC 2007), 24-27 November 2007, Dubai, UAE.
  • R. Avenhaus and N. Kyriakopoulos, "Performance Evaluation of Verification Regimes", ESARDA Bulletin, No. 35, December 2006, pp.10-20.
  • Al-Kuwaiti, M., N. Kyriakopoulos, S. Hussein, "Network Dependability, Fault-tolerance, Reliability, Survivability: A Framework for Comparative Analysis", Proc. The 2006 International Conference on Computer Engineering and Systems (ICCES'86), 5 - 7 November 2006, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Avenhaus, R., N. Kyriakopoulos, M. Richard and G. Stein, "A Formal Approach for Verifying Treaty Compliance", Proc. IAEA Symposium on International Safeguards: Addressing Verification Challenges, 16-20 October 2006, Vienna, Austria.
  • Al-Kuwaiti, M., N. Kyriakopoulos, "Toward Unified Concepts for Critical Information Systems", Proc. CRIS Third International Conference on Critical Infrastructures, 24-27 September 2006, Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Al-Kuwaiti, M., N. Kyriakopoulos, "The Quest for Unifying Concept in Complex Systems", Proc. 2006 IEEE International Conference on Computational Cybernetics, 20-22 August 2006, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • Avenhaus, R., Kyriakopoulos, N. Richard, M., Stein, G. (Eds.), Verifying Treaty Compliance: Limiting Weapons of Mass Destruction and Monitoring Kyoto Protocol Provisions, Springer, 2006.
  • Avenhaus, R., N. Kyriakopoulos, M. Richard, G. Stein, "Introduction", Ibid.
  • R. Avenhaus, R. and N. Kyriakopoulos, "Conceptual Framework", Ibid.
  • Kyriakopoulos, N., "The Information Infrastructure of a Treaty Monitoring System", Ibid.
  • Kyriakopoulos, N., "Concluding Remarks", Ibid.
  • Kyriakopoulos, N., "Robust Safeguards: Is it a realistic expectation?", Proceedings 5th INMM/ESARDA ( Institute of Nuclear Material Management/European Safeguards Research and Development Association) Workshop "Changing the Safeguards Culture-Broad Perspectives and Challenges", 30 October -2 November 2005 Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Younis, M., I-H. Yeh, N. Kyriakopoulos, N. Alexandridis, T. El-Ghazawi," On Dependability of Reconfigurable Computing", Chapter 23 in Dependable Computing Systems: Paradigms, Performance Issues & Applications, Hassan Diab and Albert Zomaya (Eds.), 2004, John Wiley&Sons, Inc.
  • Hernandez-Rebollar, J. L., N. Kyriakopoulos, R. W. Lindeman, "A New Instrumented Approach For Translating The American Sign Language Into Sound And Text", Proc. IEEE 6th Intl Conf on Face and Gesture Recognition, Seoul, October 2004.
  • Mody, B., A. Mallick, N. Kyriakopoulos, N. A. Alexandridis, M. Younis, "Characterizing FPGA Design Practices and Methodologies", Proc. MAPLD 2003, Washington, DC, 8-11 September 2003.
  • Yiyi Yao, Y., I. Thomas, N. Kyriakopoulos, N. Alexandridis, M. Younis, "Taxonomy and Evaluation of FPGA Design Tools", Proc. MAPLD 2003 Conference, Washington, DC, 8-11 September 2003.
  • Fatih Alagoz, F., M. Abdel-Hafez, and N. Kyriakopoulos, "Combining Surface Acoustic Wave Gas Sensors and Neural Networks For Use in Chemical Vapor Identification", Proc. International XII Turkish Symposium on Artificial Intelligent and Neural Networks, Canakkale, Turkey, 2-4 July 2003.
  • Rudolf Avenhaus, R., and N. Kyriakopoulos, "Modeling Non-robust Verification Regimes: Three Case Studies", Proc. ESARDA Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, 12-15 May 2003.
  • Jose L. Hernandez-Rebollar, J. L., R. W. Lindeman and N. Kyriakopoulos "A Multi-Class Pattern Recognition System for Practical Finger Spelling Translation", Proceedings Fourth IEEE International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, IEEE Computer Science Press, 2002.
  • Hernandez-Rebollar, J. L., N. Kyriakopoulos, R. W. Lindeman, " The AcceleGlove: A Whole-Hand Input Device for Virtual Reality", SIGGRAPH 2002, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 21-26 July 2002.
  • R. Avenhaus, R. and N. Kyriakopoulos, "Arms Control and Disarmament Verification", Processes of International Negotiations Project Newsletter, IIASA, Vienna, Austria, Fall 2001.
  • N. Kyriakopoulos, N., J. M. Liu, "Evaluation of Continuous Data Transmission Protocols: Preliminary Results", Proc. International Data Center Workshop on Global Communications Infrastructure-Related Topics, Provisional Technical Secretariat of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Vienna, Austria, 1-3 October 2001.
  • N. Kyriakopoulos, N., M. Wilikens, "Dependability Measures for Internet-based Applications", Suppl. Proc. 2001 International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, Goteborg, Sweden, 1-4 July 2001.