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Petros A. Ioannou received the B.Sc. degree with First Class Honors from University College, London, England, in 1978 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, in 1980 and 1982, respectively. During the period 1975-1978, he held a Commonwealth Scholarship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London, England. He was awarded several prizes, including the Goldsmid Prize and the A. P. Head Prize from University College, London. From 1979 to 1982 he was a research assistant at the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois. In 1982, Dr. Ioannou joined the Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. He is currently a Professor in the same Department and the Director of the Center of Advanced Transportation Technologies. He also holds a courtesy appointment with the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He is the Associate Director for Research for the University Transportation Center METRANS at the University of Southern California since 2006. His research interests are in the areas of adaptive control, neural networks, nonlinear systems, vehicle dynamics and control, intelligent transportation systems and marine transportation. He was visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia and the Australian National University in Canberra during parts of Fall of 1988, the Technical University of Crete in summer of 1992 and Fall of 2001 and served as the Dean of the School of Pure and Applied Science at the University of Cyprus in 1995. As the Dean, member of the Senate and member of some vital for the University of Cyprus committees he pioneered the establishment of the School of Engineering at the University of Cyprus. In 2008/2009 he was a faculty member at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies of the Cyprus University of Technology while on sabbatical leave from the University of Southern California.


Dr. Ioannou was the recipient of the Outstanding Transactions Paper Award by the IEEE Control System Society in 1984 and the recipient of a 1985 Presidential Young Investigator Award for his research in Adaptive Control. In 2009 he received the IEEE ITSS Outstanding ITS Application Award for his work on Adaptive Cruise Control Systems. He also received the 2009 IET Heaviside Medal for Achievement in Control by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (former IEE). In 2012 he received the IEEE ITSS Outstanding ITS Research Award. In 2015 he received the 2016 IEEE Transportation Technologies Award presented at the 2016 Intelligent Transportation Conference in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, November 2016.


He is the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. He has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the International Journal of Control, Automatica and IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. He served as a Member of the Control System society on IEEE ITS Council Committee and his center on advanced transportation technologies was a founding member of IVHS America which was later renamed ITS America. He also served as Associate Editor at Large of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Chairman of the IFAC Technical Committee on Transportation Systems. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Society. He is one of the founders of the Mediterranean Control Association and a member of the Board of Governors. He was one of the founders of the IEEE Mediterranean Control Conference, which has been taking place annually since 1992 and one of the founders of the University Transportation Center, METRANS, at the University of Southern California and California State University Long Beach.


Dr. Ioannou is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the author/co-author of 8 books and over 300 research papers in the area of controls, vehicle dynamics, neural networks, nonlinear dynamical systems and intelligent transportation systems. He served as a technical consultant to several automotive and aerospace companies and as expert witness on automotive control and sensor systems and safety.