Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis, Ph.D.

Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis 

Assistant Professor
The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology

Affiliate
Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines
Decision and Control Laboratory
The Center for Machine Learning


Contact

Mail: The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering,
Montgomery Knight Building, Office 415-B
Georgia Institute of Technology,
270 Ferst Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0150, USA
E-mail: kyriakos at gatech.edu
Telephone: +1 (404)-385-3342
Fax: +1 (404)-894-2760

Reseach Interests

Dr. Vamvoudakis' research is multi-disciplinary and draws from the areas of control theory, game theory, renewable energy (smart grid) and computational intelligence. Interactions between self-interested agents along with nature-inspired approaches, are used to design and develop control system algorithms with guaranteed performance and stability where traditional techniques are unable to provide any solutions. His current research focus is game theory based network security and multi-agent optimization with applications to cyber-physical systems.

Research News and Highlights

  • Paper recognized as one of the 2018 Google Scholar Classic Papers in the area of Automation and Control Theory.

  • Dr. Vamvoudakis received a 2018 NSF CAREER award (NSF's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty) for his work on “Intermittent Learning Framework for Smart and Efficient Cyber-Physical Autonomy.”

  • Dr. Vamvoudakis received a 2018 Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative award (emphasizes questions of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy) for his work on “Data-Driven Learning Techniques for Cyber-Physical-Situation Awareness in Defense Systems.”

  • Dr. Vamvoudakis was awarded the International Neural Network Society (INNS) 2016 Young Investigator Award with the citation “For Significant Early Career Contributions in the Field of Reinforcement Learning and Intelligent Control”.

    Dr. K. G. Vamvoudakis of Georgia Tech, Dr. A. Minai, President INNS.

    From left: Dr. K. G. Vamvoudakis of Georgia Tech, Dr. A. Minai, President INNS.

  • Dr. Vamvoudakis was named CCDC Researcher of the Spring Quarter 2017.

  • Dr. Vamvoudakis has been elected on November 2015, to the grade of Senior Member of IEEE in recognition of his professional standing.

  • Dr. Vamvoudakis was awarded U.S. Patent rights (along with F. L. Lewis and D. Vrabie) on July 2015, for his invention titled “Optimal Online Adaptive Controller” (US Patent Number 9,134,707). Please see the public releases at eurekalert.org, phys.org, techradar.com, endadget.com, msn.com, engineersaustralia.org.au, theshorthorn.com and humanoids.io.

  • Dr. Vamvoudakis received the Best Paper Award at the 2010 Army Science Conference with the citation “Award-Winning Research Keeps Soldiers Safe, Effective”.

    From left: Dr. Marilyn Freeman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research and Technology), Dr. Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis of the University of California, Santa Barbara, TARDEC Engineer Dariusz Mikulski, TARDEC Engineer Dr. Gregory Hudas and U.S. Army Chief Scientist Dr. Scott Fish. Freeman and Fish were presenting the Best Paper award for the Autonomous and Unmanned Systems Technical Session. Not pictured: Frank Lewis, University of Texas-Arlington. (U.S. Army TARDEC photo by Chris Williams.)

    From left: Dr. M. Freeman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research and Technology), Dr. K. G. Vamvoudakis of Georgia Tech, TARDEC Engineer D. Mikulski, TARDEC Engineer Dr. G. Hudas and U.S. Army Chief Scientist Dr. S. Fish. (U.S. Army TARDEC photo by C. Williams.)