Dr Theodosis (Theo) Mourouzis is a Research Fellow at the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (UCL CBT) and the Programme Director of the MSc in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics at the Cyprus International Institute of Management (CIIM).
He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Cyprus Blockchain Technologies, a non-profit organisation with some of its members being UCL CBT, CIIM, University of Nicosia, Oracle, Hellenic Bank, Bank of Cyprus, KPMG Cyprus, Grant Thornton Blockchain Cyprus. The aim of the centre is to promote Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technology. In addition, he is an advisor to the Cyprus’ government regarding applications of Blockchain technology in the public sector.
He held positions of a visiting professor at the Innopolis University (Russia Federation), Teaching Fellow at University College London (United Kingdom) and University of Nicosia (Msc in Digital Currency) (Cyprus). He has extensive experience in the Shipping Analytics sector and is consulting Lloyds’s Maritime Academy on big data shipping analytics.
Theo received his PhD in Computer Science (with specialisation in symmetric cryptanalysis) from University College London (Information Security Group). He was a member of the UCL Information Security Group that in 2013 was awarded the 1st award in the 4-month UK Cyber Cipher Security Challenge among UK universities, organised by GCHQ and PwC. Additionally, he also holds a MRes in Security Science from UCL, a MSc in Advanced Studies in Mathematics (Number Theory Group) from University of Cambridge and a BA/MA in Mathematics from University of Cambridge. He was a member of the Mathematics National Team of Cyprus for 4 consecutive times (Cyprus 2001 – BMO, Turkey 2002 – BMO, Albania 2003 – BMO, Mexico 2005 – IMO).
Additionally, he works also as consultant/advisor in the areas of information security, ISO27001 best practices (ISO27001 Lead Implementer certified by PECB), cryptography, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. He is a participant at the ISO/TC 307 Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies and a Member of the Blockchain Advisory Board of EC-Council. During his career he was employed as specialist and consultant to both private and governmental organisations, including Lloyds Banking Group, Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE). He has extensive international consultancy experience and he has consulted organisations, startups and enterprises across many countries including Israel, United Kingdom, Canada, United States of America, Switzerland, Australia, Gibraltar, Russian Federation and United Arab Emirates.