Aerospace Engineering Faculty Kyriakos Vamvoudakis Receives Sigma Xi Award

Aerospace Engineering Faculty Kyriakos Vamvoudakis Receives Sigma Xi Award

The Georgia Tech chapter of Sigma Xi has awarded Professor Kyriakos Vamvoudakis the Young Faculty Award for his outstanding research achievements. Since 1947, the Georgia Tech chapter has annually honored Institute faculty and students for their scientific achievements.

Vamvoudakis joined the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering in Fall 2018 as an assistant professor. His research interests include approximate dynamic programming, game theory, and optimal control. More recently, his research has focused on cyber-physical security, networked control, smart grid and multi-agent optimization.

His work develops new classes of secure learning-based controllers that lead to satisfactory solutions for large-scale systems, which require making fast and skillful decisions in adversarial environments with an overload of information. His most recent National Science Foundation grant supports a related project that uses drones to manage wildfires.

“I wish to acknowledge all the support of Tim Lieuwen and Mark Costello during the nomination of such a prestigious award. I also want to thank my students and my funding agencies that helped me to grow as a scholar,” said Vamvoudakis.

Throughout his career, he has published more than 60 journal papers, Vamvoudakis also received the 2016 International Neural Network Society’s Young Investigator Award for his significant early contributions in the field.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to work with so many talented faculty and students in my short time at Tech, I’m looking forward to expanding the research in cyber physical systems and developing the future of autonomy and controls,” said Vamvoudakis.

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