Christoforos Hadjicostis

Christoforos Hadjicostis
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus
Dean, School of Engineering, University of Cyprus

Previous Positions:
Department Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus (Feb. 2008-Sept. 2010)
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor, Decision and Control, Coordinated Science Laboratory, Information Trust Institute

Curriculum Vitae (Jul. 2016)

Mailing Address:
75 Kallipoleos Avenue
P.O. Box 20537

1678 Nicosia
Cyprus

How to reach me:
Office: 211 Green Park
Email: chadjic AT ucy.ac.cy

Tel: +357 22892231

Fax: +357 22895079

Administrative Assistant:
Vasiliki Mousikou

4th Floor Reception
Green Park

Tel: +357 22892271
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Education:
• Ph.D., EECS, (DSPG),Massachusetts Institute of Technology, August 1999.
• M.Eng., EECS, (DSPG), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 1995.
• BSc in Computer Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 1993.
• BSc in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 1993.
• BSc in Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 1999.


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Research interests:
• Fault-tolerant combinational/sequential systems; error control coding
• Distributed algorithms for estimation, diagnosis, and control; applications to cyber-physical systems, and networks of embedded sensors and actuators
• Systems and automation; discrete event systems; coding and graph theory
• Monitoring, diagnosis and control; model classi fication and anomaly detection; applications to network security, medical diagnosis, and biosequencing

Details on some current projects
(and some past projects as well as some potential projects)

Publications


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Teaching
• UCY: ECE 311: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (Fall 16, Fall 15, Fall 14, Fall 13, Fall 11, Fall 09, Fall 08, Fall 07)
• UCY: ECE 424: Introduction to Fault Tolerant Systems (Spring 17, Spring 16, Spring 15)
• UCY: ECE 621: Random Processes (Fall 14, Spring 13, Fall 13)
• UCY: ECE 690: Fault Tolerant Systems (Spring 2012)
• UCY: ECE 800: Fault Diagnosis and State Classification (Spring 2013, Fall 10)
• UCY: ECE 324: Probability and Random Processes (Spring 2012, Spring 11, Spring 10)
• UCY: ECE 417: Introduction to Fault Tolerant Systems (Spring 09, Spring 08)
• Illinois: ECE 290: Introduction to Computer Engineering (Spring 07)
• Illinois: ECE 534: Random Processes (Spring 05, Spring 04)
• Illinois: ECE 459: Communications I (Fall 05, Fall 04, Fall 02, Fall 01, Fall 00, Fall 99)
• Illinois: ECE 410: Digital Signal Processing (Spring 03, Spring 01)
• Illinois: ECE 462: Digital Logic (Spring 02)
• Illinois: ECE 586: Coding Approaches to Reliable System Design (Spring 06, Fall 03, Spring 00)
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Service

• General Chair for the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2017), September 12-15, 2017, Limassol, Cyprus
• Associate Editor of Automatica (April 2016-onwards)
• Associate Editor of Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems (December 2015-onwards)
• Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (December 2014-onwards)
• Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (November 2011-onwards)
• Associate Editor of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications (January 2010-onwards)
• Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (December 2007-December 2014)
• Associate Editor for Special Issue on ``Selected Papers of the IFAC World Congress 2014,'' Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems (September 2014-March 2016)
• Associate Editor for Special Issue on ``Advances in Discrete Event Systems for Automation,'' IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (June 2012-December 2014)
• Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (December 2005-November 2007)
• Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (December 2003-November 2005)
• Associate Editor on the Conference Editorial Board (CEB) of the IEEE Control Systems Society (Spring 2001-Fall 2007)

• Vice-chair of IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Technical Committee 1.4 on Stochastic Systems, 2011-2014, 2008-2011
• Member of IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Technical Committee 1.3 on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems, 2011-2014, 2008-2011

• Conference Co-Chair of the 45th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing
• Co-Chair for the Workshop on Control over Communication Channels (ConCom 2007)
• Conference Co-Chair of the 44th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing
• One of three program chairs for the 2005 IEEE Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, sponsored by IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

• Associate Editor for IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) World Congress 2011
• Served on the Program Committee for MED 2013, CDC 2012, SmartGrid 2012, WODES 2012, ADHS 2011, SmartGrid 2011, CDC 2011, CASE 2011, MED 2011, DCDS 2011, WODES 2010, CASE 2009, DCDS 2009, ConCom 2009, ITW 2009, MED 2009, ROBOCOMM 2009, CDC 2008, DX-08, DX-07, WODES'08, CDC-ECC 2005, CDC 2002

• Registration Chair for the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, (CDC 2016)
• Publications Chair for the 7th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, (CASE 2011)
• Publications Co-Chair for the 4th International Symposium on Communication, Control and Signal Processing, (ISCCS 2010)
• Member of National Organizing Committee for the 19th International Conference of Arti cial Intelligence Networks (ICANN 2009)
• Member of Program Subcommittee for Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems for the 2005 IFAC World Congress (IFAC 2005)
• Member of Organizing Committee for the 2005 IEEE Mediterranean Control Conference (MED 2005)
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Current Graduate Students
• Nicolas Manitara (ECE, PhD)
• Apostolos Rikos (ECE, PhD)
• Marios Thoma (ECE, PhD)


Past Graduate Students

• Boon-Pang Lim (MS, August 2000)
• Min Cao
• Brian Kominiarek (MS, May 2003)
• Ashley Llorens (MS, May 2003, now at John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL))
• George Takos (MS, May 2004; PhD, July 2007, now at Teranetics Inc.)
• Tim Ernst (MS, August 2004)
• Jason Bryant (MS, August 2004, now at Matlab)
• Yingquan Wu (PhD, September 2004, now at Link-A-Media Devices Corp.)
• Shreyas Sundaram (MS, September 2005; PhD, June 2009, now at Purdue University)
• Haitao Mo (MS, May 2007)
• Rouzbeh Touri (PhD, June 2007, now at Airvana)
• Eleftheria Athanasopoulou (MS, December 2002; PhD, July 2007)
• Lingxi Li (PhD, July 2008, now at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI))
• Yu Ru (PhD, August 2010, now at General Electric Research)
• George Kourtis (MS, September 2010, now at Electricity Authority Cyprus)
• Anooshiravan Saboori (PhD, October 2010, now at Microsoft)
• Tung Le (MS, November 2006; PhD, December 2010, now at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology)
• Apostolos Rikos (MS, May 2012, now at University of Cyprus)
• Christoforos Keroglou (PhD, September 2016, now at the University of Michigan)

Brief Biography:

Christoforos Hadjicostis received S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering, in Computer Science and Engineering, and in Mathematics, the M.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1999, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. In August 1999 he joined the Faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) where he reached the rank of Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Research Associate Professor with the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and Research Associate Professor with the Information Trust Institute. In 2007, Dr. Hadjicostis joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus, where he served as the Department Chair from 2008 to 2010. He is currently serving as Dean of Engineering.

Dr. Hadjicostis teaches and conducts research in the areas of systems and control, communication, and digital signal processing. His current research focuses on fault diagnosis and tolerance in distributed dynamic systems; error control coding; distributed algorithms for monitoring, diagnosis and control; discrete event systems; and applications to network security, anomaly detection, medical diagnosis, and biosequencing. Dr. Hadjicostis serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, the Journal of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, and the Journal of Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems; he has also served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (Regular Papers) and the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, and as an Editor on the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society. At the University of Illinois, Dr. Hadjicostis received the Faculty Early Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation in February 2001, the ECE Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award in 2003, and the Willett Faculty Scholar recognition from the College of Engineering in 2005; at the University of Cyprus, he received a 2008 Marie Curie International Reintegration Fellowship from the European Commission. As a graduate student at MIT, he served as president of the MIT Chapter of HKN, received the Harold L. Hazen Teaching Award and the Ernst A. Guillemin Thesis Prize, and received fellowships from the National Semiconductor Corporation and the Grass Instrument Company. Dr. Hadjicostis is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi, and a senior member of the IEEE.

Full Curriculum Vitae (July 2016)

Email me at:
chadjic AT ucy.ac.cy