Prof. Panagiotis Tsiotras Appointed Dean's Professor
In recognition of his enormous accomplishments and contributions to the AE School and the aerospace profession, Prof. Panagiotis Tsiotras was appointed by Dean Gary May as a College of Engineering Dean's Professor.
Dr. Panagiotis Tsiotras is a Professor at the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech and the Director of the Dynamics and Control Systems Laboratory in the same School. He is also affiliated with the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines and the Center for Space Systems at Georgia Tech. Professor Tsiotras' area of expertise is on dynanics and controls, with emphasis on optimal and nonlinear control for mechanical and aerospace systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 technical papers in these areas. Recently, his work has shifted to algorithmic control design and optimal decision-making for autonomous systems. He is currently the lead PI of a three-University MURI project dealing with linking perception and control for agile autonomous vehicles operating in uncertain environments.
Professor Tsiotras holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Mathematics. Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 1998, he was a faculty member at the University of Virginia (1994-1998). He has also held visiting research positions at INRIA-Rocquencourt, in France and the Center of Automation and Systems at Ècole des Mines de Paris, also in France. He has served at the Editorial Boards of the AIAA Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics, the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, and the Sigma Xi award for Excellence in Research. He is a Fellow of AIAA, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.