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George J. Pappas is the Joseph Moore Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Departments of Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. He is member of the GRASP Lab and the PRECISE Center. He has previously served as the Deputy Dean for Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research focuses on control theory and in particular, hybrid systems, embedded systems, hierarchical and distributed control systems, with applications to unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed robotics, green buildings, and biomolecular networks. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and has received various awards such as the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, the George S. Axelby Award, the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, the National Science Foundation PECASE, and the George H. Heilmeier Faculty Excellence Award.

November 2015: George J. Pappas will give plenary at International Conference on Complex Systems Engineering More

September 2015: Wenn Google die Temperatur im Wohnzimmer runterdreht

August 2015: George J. Pappas will give a Panel Keynote at the Alpbach Technology Forum More

April 2015: Best paper award finalist at ICCPS 2015. More

March 2015: George J. Pappas receives George H. Heilmeier faculty award. More

September 2014: George J. Pappas delivered a Session Keynote at the 2014 IROS conference in Chicago. More

June 2014: O. Hugo Schuck Best Paaper award at American Control Conference More

April 2014: Best paper award at ICCPS 2014 More

October 2013: George J. Pappas will deliver a Science Keynote at the 2013 NSF CPS PI meeting in Washington, DC. More

July 2013: Konstantinos Gatsis wins the Best Student Paper Award at the 2013 American Control Conference More

April 2013: George Pappas comments in "Can control theory make software better?" More

March 2013: Future Vision: George Pappas Ushers in New Era for ESE More

January 2013: Penn Research Team Awarded $2.75 Million as Part of New ‘Swarm’ Computing Center More


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Nonmyopic View Planning for Active Object Classification and Pose Estimation. Nikolay Atanasov, Bharath Sankaran, George J. Pappas, and Kostas Daniilidis. IEEE Transactions in Robotics. 30(5):1078-1090, October 2014.

Optimal power management for wireless control systems. Konstantinos Gatsis, Alejandro Ribeiro, and George J. Pappas. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. 59(6):1495-1510, June 2014.

Optimal Resource Allocation for Network Protection: A Geometric Programming Approach. Victor Preciado, Michael Zargham, Chinwendu Enyioha, Ali Jadbabaie, and George J. Pappas. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems. 1(1):99-108, March 2014.

Differentially private filtering. Jerome Le Ny, and George J. Pappas. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Contro, 59(2):341-354, February 2014.

Topological conditions for in-network stabilization of dynamical systems. Miroslav Pajic, Shreyas Sundharam, Rahul Mangharam, and George J. Pappas. IEEE Transactions in Selected Areas of Communications. 31(4):794-807, April 2013.


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