Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Automation and Robotics Research Institute, University of Texas at Arlington, USA (2008-2011)
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Automation and Robotics Research Institute, University of Texas at Arlington, USA (2006-2008)
  • Diploma (5 year degree, M.Sc. equivalent), Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece (2001-2006)
  • Control theory
  • game theory
  • network security
  • multi-agent optimization
  • reinforcement learning
  • International Neural Network Society (INNS) Young Investigator Award, 2016.

  • Senior Member of IEEE, 2015.

  • Inclusion of the 2010 Automatica paper in the IFAC Virtual Special Issue of Annual Reviews in Control (This virtual special issue highlights papers published between 2010 and 2013 that have appeared in the six journals of the IFAC), as one of the papers with the highest citation rates in the control field, 2014.

  • Certificates for Four Research Articles Featured in ScienceDirect Top-25 List of Most Popular (Hottest) Articles in Automatica, Elsevier, 2010-2013.

  • Honor by the Office of the Provost and the University Library for Creative Works and Awards, University of Texas at Arlington, 2011.

  • Best Researcher Award, Automation and Robotics Research Institute, 2011.

  • Best Paper Award for Autonomous/Unmanned Vehicles, 27th Army Science Conference, Orlando, December 2010.

  • Best Presentation Award at the World Congress of Computational Intelligence, Barcelona, July 2010.

  • Invited member of Tau Beta Pi (TBP) and Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) honor engineering societies.

  • Invited member of Golden Key International honor society.

  • Registered Electrical/Computer Engineer (PE), Technical Chamber of Greece (2007).

  • Biography appears in Marquis Who’s Who in the World since 2009, Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering since 2010 and Marquis Who’s Who in Americasince 2012.

  • STEM Doctoral Fellowship (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).

  • Fellowship of the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) for the performance at undergraduate studies.

  • Honors for every of the six years high school education from the Greek Ministry of Education (GPA 3.92/4).

Assistant Professor Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2016-present.

  • Research and teaching.

Faculty Lecturer Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, Winter 2016.

Faculty Project Research Scientist Center for Control, Dynamical-systems, and Computation (CCDC), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, (2012-2016).

  • Working in the general area of network security, game theory, smart grid and multi-agent optimization with Professor João P. Hespanha. Under grants:

  • “Bio-inspired Control Systems,” Army Research Office (ARO) grant, W911NF-09-D-0001, 2013-present.

  • “A Cyber Awareness Framework for Attack Analysis, Prediction, and Visualization,” MURI Army Research Office (ARO) grant, W911NF-09-1-0553, 2012-present.

Adjunct Professor Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, (2011-2012)

  • Instructor for the graduate class Linear Systems Engineering. This is the main graduate introductory course on linear system theory. Student evaluation (out of 5): 4.7.

Faculty Research Associate/Research Scientist Automation & Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, (2011-2012).

  • Working on feedback control theory, approximate dynamic programming and game theory (Nash, Stackelberg, graphical games). Under grants:

  • “Adaptive Dynamic Programming for Real-Time Cooperative Multi-Player Games and Graphical Games,” National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, ECS-1128050, 2011-2012.

  • “Design of Structured Controllers for High Performance DoD Maneuvering Systems Using Neural Networks,” ARO grant, W91NF-05-1-0314, 2008-2012.

  • “Trust Based Collaborative Control for Teams on Communication Networks,” Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) grant, FA9550-09-1-0278, 2009-2012.

Research Assistant Automation & Robotics Research Institute, The University of Texas at Arlington, (2006-2011)

  • Working on feedback control theory and approximate dynamic programming. Under grants:

  • “Design of Structured Controllers for High Performance DoD Maneuvering Systems Using Neural Networks,” ARO grant, W91NF-05-1-0314, 2008-2012.

  • “Trust Based Collaborative Control for Teams on Communication Networks,” AFOSR grant, FA9550-09-1-0278, 2009-2012.

  • “Adaptive Critics for Nonlinear Continuous-Time Systems,” NSF grant, ECS-0501451, 2007-2008.

  • “Adaptive Dynamic Programming for Continuous Time Systems and Networked Agents on Graphs,” NSF grant, ECS-0801330, 2008-2011.

Research Assistant Automation Laboratory, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece, (2005-2006)

  • Working on systems biology and neural networks for feedback control.

Dr.  Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis
Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis
  • (540) 231-6707
  • kyriakos@vt.edu
  • Aerospace & Ocean Engineering (MC0203)
    Randolph Hall, RM 226, Virginia Tech
    460 Old Turner St.
    Blacksburg, VA 24061