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George J. Pappas is the UPS Foundation 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.

Dec 2021: Alena Rodionova wins the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE CDC 2021, more

Feb 2021: Distinguished Alumni Award, UC Berkeley EECS, More

July 2020: George J. Pappas will be a semi-plenary speaker at the 2020 IFAC World Congress. More

May 2020: Best Paper Award, IEEE ICASSP, May 2020. More

Apr 2020: George J. Pappas will be a keynote speaker at CPSWEEK 2020. More

January 2020: George J. Pappas will be a plenary speaker at the Chinese Control Conference in Shenyang, China. More

November 2019: Andreea Alexandru is a Rising Star in EECS. More

September 2019: George J. Pappas is elected Fellow of IFAC. More

July 2019: Anastasios Tsiamis is a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at ACC 2019. More

April 2019: Finalist for Best Paper Award at ICCPS 2019. More

December 2018: IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award. More


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A. Tsiamis, D. S. Kalogerias, A. Ribeiro, G. J. Pappas, Linear Quadratic Control with Risk Constraints, https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.07564

B. Schlotfeldt, V. Tzoumas and G. J. Pappas, "Resilient Active Information Acquisition With Teams of Robots," in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 244-261, Feb. 2022,

M. Fazlyab, M. Morari and G. J. Pappas, Safety Verification and Robustness Analysis of Neural Networks via Quadratic Constraints and Semidefinite Programming, in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 1-15, Jan. 2022

A. Rodionova, L. Lindemann, M. Morari, G. J. Pappas, Time-Robust Control for STL Specifications. In Proceedings of the 60th IEEE CDC 2021, Austin, Texas, December 2021. (Best Student Paper Award)

A. Robey, G.J. Pappas, H. Hassani, Model Based Domain Generalization, NeurIPS 2021

A. Mitra, R. Jaafar, G. J. Pappas, H. Hassani. Linear Convergence in Federated Learning: Tackling Client Heterogeneity and Sparse Gradients, NeurIPS 2021


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