Ioannis Paschalidis

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

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(617) 353-0434

Research Interests:

    • Systems and control
    • Networking
    • Applied probability
    • Optimization
    • Operations research
    • Computational biology
    • Bioinformatics
    • Recent applications: communication and sensor networks, protein docking, logistics, cyber-security, robotics, the smart-grid, and 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

      Brief Biography:

      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 a Co-Director of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE) – a Boston University research center with 30 affiliated faculty and more than $ 12 million in externally funded active research projects. He is also affiliated with the BioMolecular Engineering Research Center (BMERC). Prof. Paschalidis serves as the Academic Director of the Sensor Network Consortium (SNC) – an industry consortium he spearheaded which currently consists of 14 companies focusing in sensor networks.

      He completed his graduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) receiving an MS (1993) and a PhD (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.