Dr Pantelis Sopasakis
Dr. Pantelis Sopasakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1985. He received a Diploma in Chemical Engineering in 2007 and a MSc with honours in Applied Mathematics in 2009 from NTU Athens. In 2012 he defended his PhD thesis titled “Modelling and Control of Biological and Physiological Systems,” at NTU Athens. He has held postdoc positions at IMT Lucca in Italy, KU Leuven in Belgium, University of Cyprus, and LTU in Sweden. He has authored or co-authored more than forty journal and conference papers in the areas of stochastic model predictive control, GPU-accelerated numerical optimisation, and their applications in autonomous navigation, health care, signal processing, microgrids and water networks. He has co-authored six software for embedded control and large-scale optimisation including SuperSCS and nmpc-codegen. His current research focuses on the development of risk- averse model predictive control methodologies for safe autonomous context-aware systems, high- performance parallelisable numerical algorithms and embedded implementations for fast robotic systems. He is a guest editor for Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems and a reviewer for several journals such as IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology and Automatica.