Christos Cassandras

Christos CassandrasProfessor (ECE, SE)
Head of the Division of Systems Engineering

PhD, Harvard University, 1982

Information Sciences and Systems
Division of Systems Engineering


(617) 353-7154
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office: PHO 425
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Honors, Awards, and Editorships

  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1998-2009)
  • Member, IEEE Control Systems Society Board of Governors
  • Fellow, IEEE
  • Lilly Fellow (1991)
  • Fellow, IFAC
  • IEEE Control Systems Technology Award (2011)
  • Distinguished Member Award, IEEE Control Systems Society, (2006)
  • Harold Chestnut Prize (IFAC Best Control Engineering Textbook), (1999)
  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, (2001-2004)
  • Department Editor, Journal of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems (1989 – present)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics (2007-present)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of BioSciences and Technology (2008-present)
  • Past Associate Editor, Automatica (1993-2002)
  • Past Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1991-1993)
  • Past Editor, Technical Notes and Correspondence, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (1994-1998)
  • Honorary Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Honorary Professor, Wuhan University of Science and Technology
  • IBM/IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge competition, 2nd prize, student team led by Yanfeng Gang (2011)
  • Kern Fellow (2012)
  • President, IEEE Control Systems Society (2012)
  • Plenary Speaker, 24th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (May 2012)
  • Boston University Office of Technology Development Ignition Award (2012)
  • Zhu Kezhan Award (2012)

Classes Taught

  • SE/EC/ME 733 Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems
  • EK 500 Probability and Statistical Methods

Research Interests

  • discrete event and hybrid systems
  • stochastic control and optimization
  • computer and communication networks
  • wireless sensor networks
  • manufacturing systems
  • supply chain management
  • computer simulation
  • command-control systems

Additional Affiliations

Selected Publications

  • C. G. Cassandras, Discrete Event Systems: Modeling and Performance Analysis, Irwin Publishing, 1993. (Harold Chestnut Prize, IFAC Best Control Engineering Textbook, 1999)
  • C. G. Cassandras and S. G. Strickland, “On-Line Sensitivity Analysis of Markov Chains,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 76-86, January 1989.
  • F. J. Vazquez-Abad, C. G. Cassandras, and V. Julka, “Centralized and Decentralized Asynchronous Optimization of Stochastic Discrete Event Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 43, no. 5, pp. 631-655, May 1998.
  • C. G. Cassandras, D. L. Pepyne, and Y. Wardi, “Optimal Control of a Class of Hybrid Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 398-415, March 2001.
  • W. Li, and C. G. Cassandras, “A Cooperative Receding Horizon Controller for Multi-Vehicle Uncertain Environments,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 242-257, February 2006.
  • C. G. Cassandras, Y. Wardi, B. Melamed, G. Sun, and C. G. Panayiotou, “Perturbation Analysis for On-Line Control and Optimization of Stochastic Fluid Models,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 47, no. 8, pp. 1234-1248, 2002.
  • C. G. Cassandras and W. Li, “Sensor Networks and Cooperative Control,” European Journal of Control, vol. 11, no. 4-5, pp. 436-463, 2005.
  • J. Mao, C. G. Cassandras, and Q. Zhao, “Optimal Dynamic Voltage Scaling in Energy-Limited Nonpreemptive Systems with Real-Time Constraints,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 678-688, 2007.
  • M. Zhong and C. G. Cassandras, “Asynchronous Distributed Optimization with Event-Driven Communication,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 55, no. 12, pp. 2735-2750, May 3, 2010.