Research Unit 1 (RU1) was founded in December 1998 and is activated in the area of Foundations of Computer Science, Relevant Technologies and Applications. In particular, Research Unit 1 (RU1) exhibits research activity in the area of Algorithms and Complexity with a focus on the following topics:
  • Parallel, Distributed, Mobile and Wireless Computing
  • Algorithmic Issues of Communications Networks and the Internet
  • Optical Networks and Photonic Communication Technology
  • Cryptography and Security: Theory and Applications
  • Algorithmic Game Theory & the Economics of the Internet and the Web
  • Algorithms Design, Analysis & Engineering (Approximation, Online, Distributed, Parallel)
  • Probabilistic and Combinatorial Techniques
  • Complexity (Computational, Social, Complex Systems)

  • Sensors Lab

    The Sensor Networks Research Laboratory aims at the design and implementation of efficient algorithms, sensory software (application development environments, middleware and simulation software) and the deployment of real sensor networks applications.

  • Photonics Lab

    The Photonic Networks and Technology Laboratory aims at the development of the critical technology and infrastructure for high-capacity optical transport networks. Its mission is to design and propose innovative switching paradigms and network architectures as well as solutions for long-haul transmission systems, long reach-high speed PONs and high-capacity all-optical interconnection systems.


    European Association for Theoretical Computer Science is an international organization founded in 1972 that aims to facilitate the exchange of ideas and results among theoretical computer scientists. Since July 2008, CTI has become an institutional sponsor of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science and RU1 maintains the Secretary office of the association.

  • Environment

    Energy and ICT are related in a multiplicity of ways.RU1 can contribute to the reduction of energy consumption, developing systems and applications based on wireless sensor networks and/or Cloud and Grid computing.Focusing on energy-intensive processes, aims to transform buildings into "smart-buildings".