Prof. Elias Kosmatopoulos

Elias Kosmatopoulos, Professor at the Department of EECE of the Democritus University of Thrace.

Elias B. Kosmatopoulos received the Diploma, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University of Crete, Greece, in 1990, 1992, and 1995, respectively. Dr. Kosmatopoulos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and a Collaborative Professor of Institute of Telematics, Center for Research and Technology, Hellas.He has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete (TUC), Greece and Deputy Director of the Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory at TUC.

Prior to joining TUC, he was Research Assoc./Assist. Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering-Systems, University of Southern California (USC) and a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, B.C., Canada.Dr. Kosmatopoulos’ research interests are in the areas of nonlinear and adaptive control, robotics, energy-efficient buildings and intelligent transportation systems. He is the author of some 40 journal papers and over 100 book chapters and conference publications. Among his contributions, the most significant are the following:

  • Analysis of the approximation and stability properties of Recurrent High Order Neural Networks (RHONNS).
  • Globally convergent learning laws for Recurrent High Order Neural Networks (RHONNS).
  • Adaptive controllers for unknown nonlinear systems.
  • An Adaptive Fine-Tuning (AFT) tool for:
    • rapid fully-automated fine tuning of highly-nonlinear and complex Large-Scale Control Systems (LSCSs)
    • Cognitive Adaptive-based Optimization (CAO) of multi-robot applications.
  • A Convex Control Design (ConvCD) tool that provides arbitrarily-close-to-the-optimal control design for highly-nonlinear and complex LSCSs and Multi-Robot Applications.
  • AGILE, re-configurable and self-adaptable LSCSs.
  • Real-life large-scale control implementations in various areas such as segmented telescopes, traffic control systems, energy efficient buildings and swarms of flying or underwater robotic vehicles.

Dr. Kosmatopoulos has been involved in various applied research projects virtual reality, intelligent manufacturing systems, fault detection in TV cable plants, telecommunications, control of space telescopes, control of air vehicles and hypersonic vehicles, mitigation of earthquake effects to civil structures, intelligent highway systems, intelligent transportation systems, traffic control, agile ports, energy positive buildings and robotic swarms. While in the U.S. he was involved as the Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator or Technical Consultant in many research projects funded by NASA, Department of Transportation and Air Force or the private sector. Currently he is involved in research projects (funded by the EU, the Greek Secretariat of Research & Development and the private sector) involving Energy Positive Buildings, Robotic Swarms and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Prof. Elias Kosmatopoulos