Panagiotis Tsiotras

Panagiotis Tsiotras

Dean's Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD 1993




"Without any doubt, I would not have been able to achieve my career aspirations if it were not for the excellent education I received, the faculty role models I encountered, and the work ethic I was taught during my years at Purdue."

Dr. Panagiotis Tsiotras received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University in 1993, and his Engineering Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1986. He also received M.S. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1987 and Mathematics from Purdue in 1992.

Dr. Tsiotras is the Dean's Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where his is also the Director of the Dynamics and Control Systems Laboratory. He is an affiliated member of the Interdisciplinary Center of Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) and the Center for Space Technology and Research (C-STAR) at Georgia Tech. His research interests include dynamics and control of nonlinear systems, optimal and robust control, and vehicle autonomy.

Before joining Georgia Tech as an Associate Professor, Dr. Tsiotras was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia (1994-1998). He has held research positions with the Interdisciplinary Center of Applied Mathematics at Virginia Tech, at INRIA-Rocquencourt, France and at the Center of Automation and Systems at Ecole des Mines de Paris (ParisTech), France. During the summer of 2014 he was a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and the Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Tsiotras has been in the Editorial Boards of the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, the IEEE Control Systems Magazine, the IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control and the Dynamics and Control: An International Journal. He is Fellow of AIAA and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is a recipient of the CAREER Award from the NSF and the President's Award for Excellence in Research from the Sigma Xi Society. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Gamma Tau Honor Societies.