Ioannis (Yannis) Paschalidis


PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Division of Systems Engineering
College of Engineering
Director, Center for Information and Systems Engineering

Contact Information:

8 St. Mary’s St.
Room 429
yannisp at

Research Interests:

  • Design, performance analysis and control of communications and sensor networks
  • Protein docking, metabolic and gene networks
  • Queueing theory, stochastic systems and large deviations theory
  • Design, stability, performance analysis and control of manufacturing systems, supply chains and distribution systems
  • Optimization and decision theory
  • Pricing and revenue management
  • Communication and sensor networks
  • Protein docking
  • Logistics
  • Cyber-security
  • Robotics
  • The smart-grid
  • Finance.

Courses Taught:

ENG EC381 Probability in Electrical and Computer Engineering
ENG SE/EC524 Optimization Theory and Methods
ENG SE/EC724 Advanced Optimization Theory and Methods
ENG SE/EC755 Communication Networks Control

Abbreviated CV:

Yannis Paschalidis is a Professor in the College of Engineering at Boston University with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Division of Systems Engineering. He is Director of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) - a Boston University research center with 39 affiliated faculty, more than 100 affiliated graduate students and on the order of $6.6 million of annual research expenditures from sponsored research directed by CISE faculty. He is also affiliated with the BioMolecular Engineering Research Center (BMERC).

He completed his graduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) receiving an M.S. (1993) and a Ph.D. (1996) degree, both in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In September 1996 he joined Boston University where he has been ever since. He has held visiting appointments with MIT, and the Columbia University Business School. His current research interests lie in the fields systems and control, networking, applied probability, optimization, operations research, computational biology, and bioinformatics. Specific applications of interest include: communication and sensor networks, protein docking, manufacturing systems, and supply chains.

His work on communication networks has been recognized with a CAREER award (2000) from the National Science Foundation and the second prize in the 1997 George E. Nicholson paper competition by INFORMS. He was an invited participant at the 2002 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, organized by the National Academy of Engineering. He has served in the program committees of several conferences, including, the INFORMS Applied Probability Conference, the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the IEEE INFOCOM. He is a senior member of the IEEE and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and the Operations Research Letters.

Please visit Yannis Pachalidis’ personal web page and CISE Research pages on Communications/Networking and Production/Supply Chain Systems for more information on his research interests.