Christos G. Cassandras

Head, Division of Systems Engineering, and

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE)

and Division of Systems Engineering

15 St. Mary’s St., Boston University

Brookline, MA 02446

Tel. (617) 353-7154   Fax. (617) 353-4830

 

e-mail: cgc AT bu.edu

 

EDUCATION

 

1974-77  -  B.S.  Yale  University,   New Haven, Connecticut

 

1977-78  -  M.S.E.E.  Stanford  University,   Stanford, California

 

1978-79  -  S.M.  Harvard  University,   Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

            1979-82  -  Ph.D. Harvard  University,   Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

 

 

·         PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

·         HONORS/AWARDS

·         VISITING APPOINTMENTS

·         PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

·         CONSULTING

·         PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

·         RESEARCH INTERESTS

·         PUBLICATIONS

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

            7/08  -  present             Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

                                                Head, Division of Systems Engineering, and

                                                Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

            1/97  -  6/08                 Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

                                                Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, and

                                                Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

            9/93  -  12/97               University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

                                                Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

            9/89  -  8/93                 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

                                                Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

            2/84  -  8/89                 University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

                                                Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

            9/82  -  1/84                 ITP Boston, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts.

                                                Senior Systems Engineer.

            6/79  -  9/82                 Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

                                             Research Assistant, Decision and Control Group, Division of Applied Sciences.

            11/80  -  9/82               C.S. Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

                                                Participated in industrial automation projects as part of Ph.D. Thesis research.

 

VISITING APPOINTMENTS

 

            9/90  -  1/91                 Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

                                             Visiting Scholar (on sabbatical), Division of Applied Sciences.

 

            3/93  -  7/93                 Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

                                             Visiting Professor (on sabbatical).

 

            9/03  -  10/03               Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

                                             Visiting Professor (on sabbatical), Center for Intelligent and Networked Systems.

 

7/10  -  8/10                 Unversidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.

                                             Visiting Professor (on sabbatical).

 

CONSULTING

            2/84  -  6/87                 ITP Boston, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts.

                                                Development of advanced software tools for computer

                                                integrated systems; capacity and production planning of

                                                manufacturing systems.

 

            1/88  -  present             Network Dynamics, Inc., Natick, Massachusetts.

                                                Development of decision support systems for manufacturing

                                                systems and computer/communication networks.

 

            9/99  -  11/03               Alphatech, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts.

                                                Modeling and decision support for command-control

systems.

 

            9/03  -  12/08               The Mathworks, Inc., Natick, Massachusetts.

Development of discrete event simulation tools.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

·        Analysis and control of discrete event and hybrid systems

·        Stochastic control and optimization

·        Distributed systems and cooperative control

·        Dynamic control of computer/communication and sensor networks

·        Performance analysis and production control of manufacturing systems

·        Computer simulation

·        Performance analysis and control of transportation systems

·        Command-Control systems

 

HONORS/AWARDS

 

·        2011 IEEE CSS Control Systems Technology Award

·        Distinguished Member Award, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2006

·        Harold Chestnut Prize (IFAC Best Control Engineering Textbook), 1999

·        IFAC Fellow, elected 2008

·        IEEE Fellow, elected 1995

·        IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, 2001-2004

·        Finalist, Best Student (Yanfeng Geng) Paper Award,

      2011 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control

·        2nd place, 2011 IBM/IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge competition

      (student team led by Yanfeng Geng)

·        Third prize poster (with Yanfeng Geng), INFORMS 2011 Northeastern Conference

·        Honorary Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2003

·        Honorary Professor, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, 2003

·        Kern Fellow, 2012

·        Lilly Fellow, 1991-92

·        Best Session Paper Presentation Award, American Control Conf., 1988

·        National Science Foundation Initiation Grant, 1985

·        Harvard University Fellowship, 1978-79

·        Summa Cum Laude  Graduate, Yale University, 1977

·        Distinction in Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University, 1977

·        Phi Beta Kappa,  Yale University, 1977

·        Tau Beta Pi,  Yale University, 1977

·        Yale University Scholarship, 1974-77

·        Award of the Greek Ministry of Education, 1972, 1973

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

            Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

            Fellow, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)

            Member, Institute for Operations Research and

                        Management Science (INFORMS)

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

            EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES:

 

            Editor-in-Chief,

                        IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1998 - 2009)

 

            Editor, Technical Notes and Correspondence,

                        IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1994 - 1998)

 

            Department Editor,

                        Journal of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (2008 - present)

 

            Other Editorial Boards:

                  •  Journal of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (1989 - 2008)

                  •  Intl. Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics (2007 - present)

                  •  Intl. Journal of BioSciences and Technology (2008 - present)

                  •  Automatica (1993 - 2002)

                  •  IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1991 - 1993)

                  •  IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Edit. Board (1994)

 

                  Guest Editor:

                  •  IEEE Control Systems Magazine  (with P. Ramadge), Special Issue on Discrete Event Systems, June 1990

                  •  Journal on Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, Special Issue on Parallel Simulation and Optimization, April 1995

                  •  Journal of Mathematical and Computer Modeling (with L. Dai), Special Issue on Advances in Discrete Event Systems, July 1996.

                  •  Control Engineering Practice (with J. Zaytoon), Special Issue on Discrete Event Systems, October 2006.

                  •  Journal on Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (with A. Giua, C. Seatzu, J. Zaytoon),

                     Special Issue on Discrete Event Methodologies for Hybrid Systems , June 2008.

                  • Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems with A. Giua, C. Seatzu, J. Zaytoon),

                     Special Section on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems, March 2008.

                  •  Control Engineering Practice with A. Giua, C. Seatzu, J. Zaytoon),

                     Special Section on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems, August 2008.

 

            OTHER PROFESSIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

 

            President, IEEE Control Systems Society (2012)

 

            Vice President, Publication Activities, IEEE Control Systems Society (2010)

 

            Board of Governors, IEEE Control Systems Society (1996 - present)

            Chair, IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Control Theory

                        (1994)

            Chair, IEEE Control Systems Society Working Group on Discrete Event

                        Systems (1989 - 1993)

            Chair, IFAC Technical Committee on Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems

                        (2002 - 2005)

            Conference Chair:

                  •   2nd Intl. Conf. on Performance Evaluation, Methodologies, and Tools,

                      Oct. 2007 (Program Chair with A. Proutiere, K. Trivedi)

                  •   1st IFAC Workshop on Dependable Control of Discrete Systems, June 2007 (Vice Chair)

                  •   2nd IFAC Conf. on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems, June 2006 (Co-Chair)

                  •   43rd IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2004 (General Chair)

                  •   7th Intl. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, September 2004 (Co-Chair)

                  •   Symposium on Complex Systems Modeling and Optimization in the

                      Information Age, Boston, MA, June 2001 (Co-Chair)

                  •   38th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1999 (Program Chair)

                  •   9th INFORMS Applied Prob. Conf., June 1997 (with M. Caramanis)

                  •   Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, June 1991 (sponsored by NSF)

                  •   2nd IEEE Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling, Analysis

                        and Design of Comm. Links and Networks, October 1988 (Co-Chair)

            Conference Organizing Committees:

                  •   5th IEEE Conf. on Industrial Electronics and Applications, June 2010 (Intl. Adv. Committee)

                  •   Dynamics of Information Systems, February 2010

                  •   37th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1998 (Vice Chair)

                  •   36th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1997 (Vice Chair)

                  •   35th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1996 (Registr. Co-Chair)

                  •   32nd IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1993 (Workshop Chair)

            Conference Program Committees:

                  •   12th Intl. Conf. on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, December 2012

                  •   20th IEEE Mediterranean Conf. on Control and Automation, July 2012

                  •   4th IFAC Conf. on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems, June 2012

                  •   2nd International Conference on Systems and Control, November 2011

                  •   6th IFIP/IEEE Intl. Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design

                      in Computing Systems and Networks, June 2011

                  •   19th IEEE Mediterranean Conf. on Control and Automation, June 2011

                  •   3rd Intl. Workshop on Dependable Control of Discrete Systems, June 2011

                  •   6th IEEE Conf. on Industrial Electronics and Applications, June 2011

                  •   2010 Chinese Control and Decision Conference, June 2011

                  •   18th IEEE Mediterranean Conf. on Control and Automation, June 2010

                  •   DEVS Integrative M&S Symposium (DEVS 2010), April 2010

                  •   3rd IFAC Conf. on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems, September 2009

                  •   4th IFIP/IEEE Intl. Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design

                      in Computing Systems and Networks, April 2009

                  •   6th Intl. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, July 2009

                  •   47th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2008

                  •   9th Intl. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, May 2008

                  •   3rd IFIP/IEEE Intl. Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design

                      in Computing Systems and Networks, May 2008

                  •   5th Intl. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, December 2008

                  •   2nd IFIP/IEEE Intl. Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design

                      in Computing Systems and Networks, May 2007

                  •   3rd Intl. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, August 2006

                  •   8th Intl. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, July 2006

                  •   1st IFAC Conf. on Analysis and Control  of Chaotic Systems, June 2006

                  •  Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design

                        in Computing Systems and Networks, April 2006

                  •  Intl. Symp. on Automatic Systems for Building Infrastructure in Developing Countries, October 2004

                  •   Intl. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, August 2004

                  •   SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, April 2004

                  •   IMACS/IEEE Conference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications, July 2003

                  •   IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems, June 2003

                  •   17th SPIE Intl. Symposium, April 2003

                  •   6th Intl. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, October 2002            

                  •   Intl. Conf. on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, June 2002

                  •   16th SPIE Intl. Symposium, April 2002

                  •   5th Intl. Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, March 2002

                  •   15th SPIE Intl. Symposium, April 2001

                  •   4th Intl. Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, March 2001

                  •   IEEE Intl. Symposium on Intelligent Control, July 2000

                  •   14th SPIE Intl. Symposium, April 2000

                  •   IEEE Symposium on Robotics and Control, July 1999

                  •   13th SPIE Intl. Symposium, April 1999

                  •   IMACS 2nd Intl. Conf. on Circuits, Systems, and Computers, October 1998

                  •   7th IEEE Conf. on Control Applications, September 1998

                  •   3rd Intl. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, August 1998              

                  •   12th SPIE Intl. Symposium, April 1998

                  •   5th IEEE Medit. Conference on New Directions in Control and Automation, July 1997

                  •   1997 European Control Conference, June 1997

                  •   11th SPIE Intl. Symposium, April 1997

                  •   2nd Intl. Workshop  on Discrete Event  Systems, August 1996

                  •   IMACS/IEEE Conf. on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications, July 1996

                  •   INRIA/IEEE Conf. on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, October 1995

                  •   3rd IEEE Medit. Conference on New Directions in Control and Automation, July 1995

                  •   1994 Intl. Workshop on New Directions in Control and Manufacturing, November 1994

                  •   1994 American Control Conf., June 1994

                  •   11th International Conf. on Control and Optim. of Systems, June 1994

                  •   12th IFAC World Congress, July 1993 (Co-Chair of Target Area Program)

                  •   1993 American Control Conf., June 1993

                  •   3rd Intl. Computer Integrated Manuf. Conf., May 1992

                  •   30th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1991

                  •   IFAC Workshop on Discrete Event  System Theo. and Applic., June 1991

                  •   3rd IEEE Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling, Analysis and

                      Design of Comm. Links and Networks, September 1990

                  •   11th IFAC World Congress, August 1990

 

            Developer or Co-Developer of Short Courses/Workshops:

                  •   One-day workshop on Five Decades of Ho-ntrol and Ho-ptimization, 48th

                      IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2010

                  •   Tutorial workshop on Hybrid Dynamical Systems: Modeling and Optimal

                      Control, 5th Intl. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, August 2000

                  •   One-day workshop on Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: The State of the

                      Art and New Directions, 14th IFAC World Congress, July 1999

                      and 36th IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, December 1997

                  •   Short course on Perturbation Analysis and its Application in

                      Manufacturing Systems, INRIA/IEEE Conf. on Emerging Technologies

                      and Factory Automation, October 1995

                  •   Short course on Discrete Event Systems, 3rd European Control  Conf., September 1995

                  •   One-day workshop on Discrete Event Systems: Modeling,

                      Performance Analysis and Optimization, 33rd IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, December 1994

                  •   One-day workshop  on Discrete Event Systems: The State-of-the-Art,

                      Theory and Applications, Amer. Control Conf., June 1991

                  •   One-day workshop on Discrete Event Systems: Modeling,

                      Analysis and Applications, Amer. Control Conf., June 1988

            Organizer/Moderator of Conference Panel Sessions:

                  •   When the Hype hits the Fan: Reining in the Expectations of Modeling and

                        Simulation, 16th SPIE Intl. Symposium, April 2002

                  •   Discrete Event Systems, 29th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1990

            Organizer or Co-Organizer of Conference Technical Sessions:

•   Persistent Monitoring, 51st IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2012

•   Mobile Sensor Networks and Cooperative Control, 49th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2010

•   Sensor Networks and Cooperative Control, 48th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2009

•   Sensor Networks and Cooperative Control, 47th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2008

•   Sensor Networks and Cooperative Control, 46th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2007

•   Sensor Networks and Cooperative Control, Tutorial Session, 44th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2005

•   Control of Wireless Sensor Networkss, 43rd IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2004

•   Cooperative, Dynamic Mission Control for Uncertain, Multi-Vehicle Autonomous Systems,

     41st IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2002

                  •   Recent Advances in Stochastic Networks, 39th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2001

                  •   Optimal Control of Hybrid Systems, 39th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2000

                  •   Recent Advances in Manufacturing Systems Research, 38th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1999

                  •   Control and Performance Analysis of Computer Communication

                      Networks, 34th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1995

                  •   Parallel Processing in the Control and Optimization of Discrete Event

                      Systems, 32nd IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1993

                  •   Beyond Perturbation Analysis of Discrete Event  Systems,

                        ORSA/TIMS/INRIA/SMAI Conf. on Applied Probability, June 1993.

                  •   Performance Analysis of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, 29th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1990

                  •   Discrete Event Systems, 28th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1989

                  •   Discrete Event Systems, 26th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 1987

 

            Plenary/Keynote Speaker

                  •     2012 Brazil Automation Conference, September 2012  PDF VERSION

                  •     2012 Society of Instrument and Control Engineers Annual Conference, August 2012  PDF VERSION

                  •     24th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, May 2012 PDF VERSION

                  •     4th HYCON2 School on Control of Networked and Large-Scale Systems, June 2011

                  •     7th Intl. Conference on Electrical Engin., Computing Science, and Automatic Control, September 2010

                  •     18th IEEE Medit. Conference on New Directions in Control and Automation, June 2010

                  •     2009 LIDS Student Conference, January 2009

                  •     2008 UK Automatic Control Conference, September 2008

            •     3rd International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, June 2008

                  •     8th International Conference on Cooperative Control and Optimization, January 2008  PDF VERSION

                  •     2005 IEEE Intl. Symposium on Intelligent Control, June 2005  PDF VERSION

                  •     41st IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, December 2002 VIEW IT ON LINE-IE­_BROWSER_ONLY   PDF VERSION

                  •     17th Intl. Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, October 2002

                  •     6th Intl. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, October 2002  PDF VERSION                 

                  •     9th IFAC Intl. Symposium on Large Scale Systems, July 2001 VIEW IT ON LINE-IE­_BROWSER_ONLY   PDF VERSION

                  •     2001 American Control  Conference, June 2001 VIEW IT ON LINE-IE­_BROWSER_ONLY   PDF VERSION

                  •     8th IEEE Medit. Conference on New Directions in Control and Automation, July 2000

                  •     Formal Methods in Performance Analysis Summer School, July 2000

                  •     11th SPIE Intl. Symposium, April 1997

                  •     11th International Conf. on Control and Optim. of Systems, June 1994

                  •     Discrete Event System Summer School, June 1993

                  •     1st Intl. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems, August 1992

 

            Invited Speaker at various Universities, Industrial Organizations,

Research Institutes, Government Laboratories/Agencies

Chairman or Co-Chairman of various Conference Technical Sessions

            Member of various Panels and Award Committees

            Reviewer for papers submitted to various technical journals and for proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

 

 

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