The Mobile Devices Laboratory (MDL) was founded at the 10th of July, 2012 and it is directed by Dr. Andreas Constantinides
who is a lecturer at the department
of Computer Science and Engineering, Frederick University
, Cyprus. The MDL consists of modern equipment
and deals with a wide range of cutting-edge technologies
related to the Internet, smartphones, tablets, natural interaction devices, web and social media.
The goal of the laboratory is to operate on three levels:
Assist in the education of the students of the university using modern technologies for web development, development of applications and games for smart devices
and natural interaction devices, and application development technologies that combine modern interface design.
Develop new research areas of interest and to produce new knowledge.
Be integrated with the productive sector of Cyprus and help through synergies the entrepreneurship and competitiveness.
By doing this, the laboratory covers the education-research-innovation aspects, which are important for the operation of a modern university. MDL conducts research
in several areas including Mobile Smartphone Networks, Social Networks, Data Management, (Multi-Objective) Optimization, Evolutionary Computation and Artificial
Intelligence. Some publications related to the people involved with the MDL laboratory can be found here
The MDL is currently co-funded by the Microsoft Cyprus and the Frederick University, but it is also in discussions to develop partnerships with several software
design companies, telecommunications companies, government and semi-government organizations in Cyprus.
The MDL consists of three groups:
The Smart Devices Group: focuses in research and development of application in smartphones and tablets.
The Games and Natural Interaction Devices Group: focuses in the development of games in smartphones, tablets and the Xbox/Kinect consoles as well as in research
and development of applications using the Xbox/Kinect consoles and single-board microprocessors such as the Arduino.
services) and in social media (e.g., Facebook and Twitter.)
The groups of the laboratory are composed of undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Frederick University. The people
of the MDL laboratory has already participated into several events and activities
and developed many interesting applications.
The Mobile Devices Laboratory supports the new MSc in Web and Mobile Systems
of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Frederick University.