Ioannis (Yannis) Paschalidis

Director, Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, Distinguished Professor of Engineering (ECE, SE, BME), Founding Member and Faculty (CDS)

Yannis Paschalidis is the Director of the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering.

He is a Distinguished Professor of Engineering of the Boston University College of Engineering, with joint appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Division of Systems Engineering, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is also a Founding Faculty of Computing &  Data Sciences. He is the former Director of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE).

He obtained a Diploma (1991) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and an M.S. (1993) and a Ph.D. (1996) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has been at Boston University since 1996. His current research interests lie in the fields of systems and control, optimization, machine learning, networks, computational biology, and computational medicine. He is the author of a monograph and more than 230 refereed publications in these topics. He has also been the primary advisor to 27 Ph.D. dissertations.

His work has been recognized with a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, the second prize in the 1997 George E. Nicholson paper competition by INFORMS, the best student paper award at the 9th Intl. Symposium of Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt 2011) won by one of his Ph.D. students for a joint paper, an IBM/IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge Award, and a finalist best paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). His work on protein docking (with his collaborators) has been recognized for best performance in modeling selected protein-protein complexes against 64 other predictor groups (2009 Protein Interaction Evaluation Meeting). His work on computational medicine won an IEEE Computer Society Crowd Sourcing Prize and a best paper award by the International Medical Informatics Associations (IMIA). He was an invited participant at the Frontiers of Engineering Symposium organized by the National Academy of Engineering, and at the 2014 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAFKI) Conference. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems.