Dr Elia A. Tantele is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics. She undertook her PhD studies as well as her Post-Doctoral Research in the area of optimisation of preventative maintenance strategies on reinforced concrete structures using genetic algorithm and bayesian updating, from the University of Surrey, Department of Civil Engineering (UK). Her PhD was sponsored by the Highway Agency and the Transport Research Laboratory (UK). She obtained a First Class BEng (Honours) Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK. She also obtained a First class HND Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute, Cyprus. Dr Tantele worked as a bridge engineer in the consulting firm PB (Parsons Brinckerhoff) where she was specialised in the design, assessment, inspection and maintenance of various types of bridges; PB is one of the world’s leading planning, engineering, and program & construction management organisations.
She has been responsible for the establishment and operation of the research group “infrastructure2”. She was the Coordinator of a Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation research project entitled “Unified performance prediction model for structures and infrastructures incorporating diverse monitoring data”.
She is a member of the Cyprus Scientific & Technical Chamber (ETEK). She has published articles in international peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings and is acting as a reviewer for high impact international journals. Her research interests include: multi-criteria optimisation of maintenance, monitoring based maintenance, corrosion of reinforced concrete, techniques of risk and reliability, life-cycle performance, structural health monitoring, and use of artificial intelligence algorithms-genetic algorithms.