Program Head of Electrical Engineering; Professor of Electrical Engineering
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD Ohio State University
Research Areas: Unmanned aerial vehicles, surgical robots, mechatronics, control engineering
Dr. Anthony Tzes is a graduate of Electrical & Computer Engineering Department (1985) at University of Patras (UPAT), Greece. He received his doctorate from the Ohio State University in 1990. From 1990 until 1999 he was a tenured associate professor with Polytechnic University, now New York University Tandon School of Engineering. He has been a Visiting Professor (2009-2013) at University of Loughborough, UK and a Professor at UPAT since 1999. He has been the Chairman of IEEE’s Control Systems Society Greek Chapter, a member of the national (Greek) committee of the European Control Association (EUCA), member of several committees of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), and the national representative (2006-2009) to EU’s FP7’s thematic area “Regions of Knowledge, Research Potential and Coherent Development of Policies.” He has served in various positions (Program Chairman (MIM ’00), Organizing Committee Chairman (ECC ’07), General Chairman (MED2011), Program Chairman (MED2015)), and as IPC-member at several international conferences.
Research interests include UAVs, Cooperative Control of Networked Systems, Surgical Robots, Mechatronics, and Control engineering applications. Professor Tzes has received research funding from various organizations including NASA, the National (US) Science Foundation, the European Union (Horizon2020), and the European Space Agency (ESA). He has over ten years of experience as the director of the Instrumentation and Control Laboratory at Polytechnic University, focusing on smart sensors and self-tuning systems. Concurrently, he served as the principal investigator of the Urban Intelligent Transportation Systems Center in New York, NY. While in Greece, he is the leader and principal investigator of the Applied Networked Mechatronics Systems group. He has authored more than 80 (240) papers published in international journals (conferences). He has received various awards as co-author of published articles including the best paper published in 2014 in IET Control, Theory & Applications and the ECC 2003 IST Prize Award. He has served on the editorial board of several journals (e.g., IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Circuits Systems, and Computers, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks).
His research interests include Autonomous Mobile Systems (UAVs), Surgical Robotics, Networked Systems, and Cyber-Physical Systems.