Background

  • Born in Athens, Greece, on October 18, 1956

  • Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
    National Technical University of Athens, 1979

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
    University of Florida, 1983

Present position

Chancellor's Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Irvine

Academic positions

Florida Atlantic University, 1983 - 1986
Iowa State University, 1986 - 1989
University of Minnesota, 1989 - 2016

Awards & Recognitions

  • Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 2016

  • Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA, 2011

  • Fellow of the IEEE, 2000

  • 1992 G.S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society
    T.T. Georgiou & M.C. Smith
    Optimal robustness in the gap metric
    IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 35:673-686, June 1990

  • 1999 G.S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society
    T.T. Georgiou & M.C. Smith
    Robustness Analysis of Nonlinear Feedback Systems An Input-Output Approach
    IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 42(9): 1200-1221, September 1997

  • 2003 G.S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society
    C. Byrnes, T.T. Georgiou and Anders Lindquist
    A generalized entropy criterion for Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation: A convex optimization approach to certain problems in systems and control
    IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 45(6): 822-839, June 2001

  • Plenary speaker

    • International Federation of Automatic Control, SysId, Saint Malo, France, 2009

    • IEEE International Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans 2007

    • International Symposium on the Mathematical Theory of Network and Systems, Perpignan, France, 2000

  • Vincentine Hermes-Luh Chair in Electrical Engineering (2002 - 2016), University of Minnesota

  • Best Instructor Award by the Institute of Technology Student Board, University of Minnesota, 1994

Current Research Projects

  • Theory and Techniques for Controlling the Collective Behavior of Dynamical Systems under Stochastic Uncertainty
    NSF

  • Low-complexity stochastic modeling of turbulent shear flows
    co-PI Mihailo Jovanovic (Minnesota)
    NSF

  • Geometry of Probability Distributions with Applications to Estimation, Sensing, Surveillance, and Navigation
    co-PI Allen Tannenbaum (Stony Brook)
    AFOSR

  • Particle Systems and the Dynamics and Functionality of Networks
    co-PI Allen Tannenbaum (Stony Brook)
    AFOSR

  • CPS: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Learning from cells to create transportation infrastructure at the micron scale
    co-PI Murti Salapaka, Tom Hays (Minnesota)
    NSF

Selected Service

  • General chair, International Symposium on the Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, MTNS 2016, Minneapolis, July 2016.

  • IMA Year in Control 2015-2016. Organizing Committee.

  • Director of the Control Science and Dynamical Systems Center (1990 - 2016)

  • Board of Governors of the Control Systems Society of the IEEE (2002 - 2005),

  • Associate Editor:
    IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1991 - 1992)
    Systems and Control Letters (1995 - 2010)
    SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (1988 - 1995)
    IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2007 - 2009)
    IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information (2009 - 2013)