Prof. Kyriakou holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Stevens Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Technology Innovation Management from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.Sc. in Digital Systems from the University of Piraeus, Greece.
His research interests include collective and artificial intelligence, open innovation, computer-supported cooperative work, and crowdfunding. The overarching goal of his research is to elucidate how organizations can create value outside formal boundaries and processes. His research has focused on how people in open innovation communities can be better coordinated, and the reuse and evolution of knowledge. Some of his current research projects provide insights to companies such as Facebook, Kickstarter, Yelp, Twitch as well as blockchain startups and 3D printer manufacturers. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Spanish government.
Most recently, his research received an award from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and a best dissertation award. He has also received an outstanding associate editor award from the Academy of Management (AoM). Part of his work has been published at MIS Quarterly and has been presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), the Open Hardware Summit and the World Maker Faire.