Panagiotis Tsiotras


Dr. Tsiotras joined the faculty of the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998 as an Associate Professor. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech, Dr. Tsiotras was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia. He has held visiting appointments with INRIA, Rocquencourt, the Laboratoire de Automatique de Grenoble, and the Ecole des Mines de Paris in France. He has published over 250 journal and conference papers in the areas of astrodynamics, optimal and nonlinear control, and dynamics and control of mechanical and aerospace systems. His current research interests include analysis and control of autonomous and semi-autonomous ground, aerial and space vehicles. Dr. Tsiotras is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Sigma Xi President and Visitor's Award for Excellence in Research as well as numerous fellowships and scholarships. He is a past Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, of the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine and of the Dynamics and Control journal (now merged with the Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems). He is a Fellow of the AIAA, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.


Fellow of the AIAA; NSF Career Award; Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Gamma Tau honor societies;

  • Dynamics and Control Systems Laboratory (DCSL)
  • Decision and Control Laboratory (DCL)
  • Center for Space Technology & Research (C-STAR)
  • Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM)
  • Flight Mechanics & Controls