Professor of Electrical Engineering
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: Diploma National Technical University of Athens, MS - PhD Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Research Areas: Robotics; Autonomous Systems; Automatic Control
Prof. Kostas Kyriakopoulos received a Diploma in Mechanical Eng. (Honors) from NTUA (1985) and the MS (1987) and PhD (1991) in Electrical, Computer and Systems Eng. (ECSE) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY. Between 1988-91 he researched at the NASA Center for Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration. Between 1991-93 he was an Assist. Prof. at ECSE - RPI and the NY State Center for Advanced Technology in Automation and Robotics. Since 1994 he has been with the Mechanical Eng. Dept. at NTUA. His current interests are in the area of Embedded Control Systems applications in multi-Robot Autonomous Systems (Mobile, Underwater, and Aerial Vehicles / Manipulators). He was awarded the G.Samaras award of academic excellence (NTUA), the Bodosakis Foundation Fellowship (1986-1989), the Alexander Onassis Foundation Fellowship (1989-1990), and an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship (1993). He has published ~330 papers to journals and fully refereed international conferences; he is Specialty Chief Editor for “Frontiers in Robotics and AI”, Senior Editor of “IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics” and he serves in the editorial committees of a number of publications, while he has served as an administrative member of a number of international conferences. He has contributed to 40 projects funded by the EC and Greek Sources. He is an IEEE Fellow.