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George J. Pappas is the Joseph Moore Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Departments of Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. He is member of the GRASP Lab and the PRECISE Center. He has previously served as the Deputy Dean for Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research focuses on control theory and in particular, hybrid systems, embedded systems, hierarchical and distributed control systems, with applications to unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed robotics, green buildings, and biomolecular networks. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and has received various awards such as the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, the George S. Axelby Award, the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, the National Science Foundation PECASE, and the George H. Heilmeier Faculty Excellence Award.

August 2016: Keynote Speaker, 45th International Conference on Parallel Processing More

July 2016: O. Hugo Schuck Best Paaper award at American Control Conference More

May 2016: Banquet Keynote, Future of ECE, In honor of Shankar Sastry 60th Birthday, Berkeley, CA.

May 2016: Keynote Perspectives in Systems and Control Theory, In honor of Manfred Morari 65th Birthday, Zurich, May 2016 More

November 2015: George J. Pappas will give plenary at International Conference on Complex Systems Engineering More

September 2015: Wenn Google die Temperatur im Wohnzimmer runterdreht

August 2015: George J. Pappas will give a Panel Keynote at the Alpbach Technology Forum More

April 2015: Best paper award finalist at ICCPS 2015. More

March 2015: George J. Pappas receives George H. Heilmeier faculty award. More


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Analysis and control of epidemics: A survey of spreading processes on complex networks.
Nowzari, Victor Preciado, and George J. Pappas. IEEE Control Systems Magazine. 36(1):26-46, February 2016.

Localization from Semantic Observations via the Matrix Permanent
Nikolay Atanasov, Menglong Zhu, Kostas Daniilidis, and George J. Pappas. , International Journal of Robotics Research. 35(1-3):73-99, January-March 2016.

Data-Driven Allocation of Vaccines for Controlling Epidemic Outbreaks,
Shuo Han, Victor Preciado, Cameron Nowzari, and George J. Pappas. IEEE Transactions on Network Science. 2(4):127-138, October-December 2015.

Opportunistic control over shared wireless channels,
Konstantinos Gatsis, Miroslav Pajic, Alejandro Ribeiro, and George J. Pappas. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. 60(12):3140-3155, December 2015.

Distributed algorithms for stochastic source seeking with mobile robot networks.
Nikolay Atanasov, Jerome Le Ny, and George J. Pappas. ASME Journal on Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control. 137(3), March 2015.


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