Background

  • Born in Athens, Greece, on October 18, 1956

  • Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
    the National Technical University of Athens, 1979

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
    University of Florida, 1983

Present position

Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vincentine Hermes-Luh Chair
University of Minnesota

Past positions

Florida Atlantic University, 1983-86
Iowa State University,1986-89

Service

Director of the Control Science and Dynamical Systems Center (1990 - )
Board of Governors of the Control Systems Society of the IEEE (2002-2005),

Associate Editor:
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1991-1992)
Systems and Control Letters (1995-2010)
SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (1988-1995)
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2007-2009)

Awards & Recognitions

Best Instructor Award by the Institute of Technology Student Board, University of Minnesota, 1994
Fellow of the IEEE, 2000
Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA, 2011

G.S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society in 1992
T.T. Georgiou & M.C. Smith, Optimal robustness in the gap metric
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 35:673-686, June 1990

G.S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society in 1999
T.T. Georgiou & M.C. Smith, Robustness Analysis of Nonlinear Feedback Systems An Input-Output Approach
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 42(9): 1200-1221, September 1997

G.S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Control Systems Society in 2003
C. Byrnes, T.T. Georgiou and Anders Lindquist, A generalized entropy criterion for Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation: A convex optimization approach to certain problems in systems and control
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 45(6): 822-839, June 2001