Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis, Ph.D.

Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis 

Assistant Professor
Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering,
Virginia Tech

Affiliate
Hume Center for National Security and Technology


 

Contact

Mail: Kevin T. Crofton Dept. of Aerospace and Ocean Eng. (MC0203),
Randolph Hall, RM 226,
Virginia Tech,
460 Old Turner St.,
Blacksburg, VA, 24061-0203 USA
E-mail: kyriakos at vt.edu
Telephone: +1 (540)-231-6707
Fax: +1 (540)-231-9632

Reseach Interests

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 cyber-physical systems.

Research News and Highlights

  • 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”.

    Dr. K. G. Vamvoudakis of Virginia Tech, Dr. A. Minai, President INNS.

    From left: Dr. K. G. Vamvoudakis of Virginia Tech, Dr. A. Minai, President INNS.

  • Dr. Vamvoudakis was named CCDC Researcher of the Month.

  • 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. Marilyn Freeman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research and Technology), Dr. Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis of the University of California, Santa Barbara, TARDEC Engineer Dariusz Mikulski, TARDEC Engineer Dr. Gregory Hudas and U.S. Army Chief Scientist Dr. Scott Fish. Freeman and Fish were presenting the Best Paper award for the Autonomous and Unmanned Systems Technical Session. Not pictured: Frank Lewis, University of Texas-Arlington. (U.S. Army TARDEC photo by Chris Williams.)

    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.)