Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis, Ph.D.
Kevin T. Crofton Dept. of Aerospace and Ocean Eng. (MC0203),
Randolph Hall, RM 226,
460 Old Turner St.,
Blacksburg, VA, 24061-0203 USA
E-mail: kyriakos at
Telephone: +1 (540)-231-6707
Fax: +1 (540)-231-9632
Dr. Vamvoudakis' research is multi-disciplinary
and draws from the areas of control theory, game
theory, renewable energy (smart grid) and computational intelligence. Interactions
between self-interested agents along with nature-inspired
approaches, are used to design and develop control system
algorithms with guaranteed performance and stability where
traditional techniques are unable to provide any solutions. His
current research focus is game theory based network security
and multi-agent optimization with applications to
Research News and Highlights
Dr. Vamvoudakis received a 2018 NSF CAREER award (NSF's most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty) for his work on “Intermittent Learning Framework for Smart and Efficient Cyber-Physical Autonomy.”
Dr. Vamvoudakis received a 2018 Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative award (emphasizes questions of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy) for his work on “Data-Driven Learning Techniques for Cyber-Physical-Situation Awareness in Defense Systems.”
Dr. Vamvoudakis was awarded the International Neural Network Society (INNS) 2016 Young Investigator Award with the citation “For Significant Early Career Contributions in the Field of Reinforcement Learning and Intelligent Control”.
From left: Dr. K. G. Vamvoudakis of Virginia Tech, Dr. A. Minai, President INNS.
Dr. Vamvoudakis was named CCDC Researcher of the Spring Quarter 2017.
Dr. Vamvoudakis has been elected on November 2015, to the grade of Senior Member of IEEE in recognition of his professional standing.
Dr. Vamvoudakis was awarded U.S. Patent rights (along with F. L. Lewis and D. Vrabie) on July 2015, for his invention titled “Optimal Online Adaptive Controller” (US Patent Number 9,134,707). Please see the public releases at eurekalert.org, phys.org, techradar.com, endadget.com, msn.com, engineersaustralia.org.au, theshorthorn.com and humanoids.io.
Dr. Vamvoudakis received the Best Paper Award at the 2010 Army Science Conference with the citation “Award-Winning Research Keeps Soldiers Safe, Effective”.
From left: Dr. M. Freeman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research and Technology), Dr. K. G. Vamvoudakis of Virginia Tech, TARDEC Engineer D. Mikulski, TARDEC Engineer Dr. G. Hudas and U.S. Army Chief Scientist Dr. S. Fish. (U.S. Army TARDEC photo by C. Williams.)