Dimitrios Hristu-Varsakelis received his
Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences ('99) and M.S. in Applied Mathematics
('97) from the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard
University. Prior to that, he was a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute (M.S. EE '94) and at U.C. Berkeley (B.Sci. EECS '92). He
joined the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1999 as a
post-doctoral fellow with the Institute for Systems Research. During
2000-2005 he was a faculty member in the department of Mechanical
Engineering and held a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems
Research from 2002-2005. He is currently a faculty member in the
Department of Applied Informatics at the University of Macedonia, in
Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Hristu-Varsakelis is a senior member of the
IEEE and a member of SIAM. He is a co-recipient of the 1999 Eliahu Jury
award from the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard
University, and a co-recipient of the 2005 IFAC Young Author Prize.
Some of his research has dealt with problems of stability and optimal control in Networked Control Systems, bio-inspired cooperative optimal control, and provably secure cryptographic protocols. His current interests are in the areas of decision and control, dynamics of socio-economic systems, and robotics.