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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.

December 2017: V. Tzoumas is a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at IEEE CDC. More

July 2017: T. Tsiamis is finalist for the Young Author Prize at IFAC 2017. More

May 2017: Best conference paper award at ICRA 2017. More

May 2017: Best robotic vision paper award finalist at ICRA 2017. More

April 2017: George J. Pappas receives the Provost's Award for Distinguished PhD Teaching and Mentoring. More

August 2016: Keynote Speaker, 45th International Conference on Parallel Processing More

July 2016: O. Hugo Schuck Best Paaper award at American Control Conference More

May 2016: Banquet Keynote, Future of ECE, In honor of Shankar Sastry 60th Birthday, Berkeley, CA.

May 2016: Keynote Perspectives in Systems and Control Theory, In honor of Manfred Morari 65th Birthday, Zurich, May 2016 More

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


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Resilient Monotone Submodular Function Maximization. V. Tzoumas, Konstantinos Gatsis, Ali Jadbabaie, George J. Pappas, In Proceedings of the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, December 2017. Finalist, Best Student Paper Award.

State estimation with secrecy against eavesdroppers. Anastasios Tsiamis, Konstantinos Gatsis, and George J. Pappas. In IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France, July 2017. Finalist, Best Young Author Prize.

Probabilistic Data Association for Semantic SLAM. Sean Bowman, Nikolay Atanasov, Kostas Daniilidis, George J. Pappas. In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, Singapore, June 2017. Best Conference Paper Award.

SMC: Satisfiability modulo convex optimization. Y. Shoukry, P. Nuzzo, A. Sangiovanni-Vincetelli, S. Seisha, G. J. Pappas, P Tabuada, Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, April 2017.

Trade-offs between driving nodes and time-to-control in complex networks. Sergio Pequito, Victor Preciado, Albert Laslo Barabasi, and George J. Pappas. Nature Scientic Reports 7, Article number: 39978, January 2017.

Differentially-private distributed constrained optimization. Shou Han, Ufuk Topcu, and George J. Pappas. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. 62(1):50-64, January 2017.


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