The focal areas of teaching and research are intelligent systems and control, adaptive systems, fault diagnosis, computational intelligence and neural networks, cooperative control and distributed agents, monitoring and control of large-scale and safety-critical systems.

 

Highlights of International Academic and Professional Recognition

  • Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (01/2004–12/2009)
  • President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (01/2012—12/2013)
  • Vice President of the European Control Association (EUCA) (01/2016-present)
  • Awarded the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (04/2012—03/2017)
  • Recipient of the 2016 IEEE Neural Networks Pioneer Award
  • Recipient of the Cyprus Distinguished Researcher Award (awarded on behalf of the President of Cyprus in a high profile ceremony in November 2015)
  • IEEE Fellow -- for contributions to the theory and application of intelligent systems and control, (2006).
  • IFAC Fellow - for contributions to the theory and application of intelligent control and learning systems (2016)
  • Member of the IEEE Fellow Committee (2014, 2015,2016,2017)
  • Panel Chair for the evaluation of proposals submitted to the ERC Advanced Grant in the area of electrical and computer engineering (PE7), 2015 and 2017.
  • Recipient of the Research Excellence Award from the University of Cyprus (June 2015)
  • Invited Keynote Plenary Speaker at 50 international conferences.
  • Received more than 15,000 citations according to Google Scholar with an h-index = 59.
  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in the area of computational intelligence (01/2010 – 12/2012)
  • Chair of the Awards Committee for the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2018).
  • Participated in 65 research projects/grants totalling more than €50 Million. His research has been funded by several agencies and industry in the United States, by the European Commission and by the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus.
  • Elected AdCom Member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (01/2008–12/2010)
  • Elected Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society (01/2008–12/2010)
  • Published more than 330 articles in refereed journals, edited books and refereed conference proceedings, and co-authored the book Adaptive Approximation Based Control, published by Wiley in 2006. Also the holder of 6 patents.

 

Editorial Activities

  • Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (01/2004–12/2009).
  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks (1/98-12/03).
  • Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1/99-1/02).
  • Editor of the journal Foundations and Trends in Systems and Control, Now Publishers, (01/13-present).
  • Associate Editor, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (01/2016-present)
  • Advisory Board member of the SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Science China Press, (10/2012-12/2016)
  • Advisory Board member of the Cognitive Computation Journal, Springer, (06/2010-present).
  • Advisory Board member of the International Journal of BioSciences and Technology (01/2008-present)
  • Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, Inderscience Publishers, (6/05-present).
  • Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (1/02-present).
  • Associate Editor for the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society (1995-1998).

Other Professional Service Activities

  • Elected President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (01/2012-12/2013)
  • Member of the IEEE Fellow Committee (2014, 2015,2016)
  • Panel Chair for the evaluation of proposals submitted to the ERC Advanced Grant in the area of electrical and computer engineering (PE7), 2015.
  • Elected AdCom Member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (01/2008–12/2010)
  • Elected Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society (01/2008–12/2010)
  • Chair of the Awards Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2010)
  • Member of the Awards Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (01/2004-present).
  • Vice President-Conferences of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (01/2002—12/2003).
  • Appointed Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society (01/2007–12/2007)
  • Chair of the Technical Committee on Intelligent Control, IEEE Control Systems Society (2003-05)
  • Member of the IEEE Steering Committee on Intelligent Control (1996-present).
  • Member of the IFAC Steering Committee on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes (1997-present).
  • Member of the Technical Committee on Neural Networks of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (01/2004-present).
  • Member of the Executive Board of Mediterranean Control Association (06/2005-present).