Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis
Dr. Kyriakos G. Vamvoudakis was born in Athens Greece. He received the Diploma (5 year degree) in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Crete, Greece in 2006 with highest honors, the M.Sc. and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2008 and 2011 respectively. From May 2011 to January 2012, he was working as an Adjunct Professor and Faculty Research Associate at the University of Texas at Arlington and at the Automation and Robotics Research Institute. He is currently working as a Project Research Scientist at the Center of Control, Dynamical systems and Computation (CCDC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is coauthor of 6 book chapters, 40 technical publications and the book Optimal Adaptive Control and Differential Games by Reinforcement Learning Principles. His current research interests include approximate dynamic programming, game theory, neural network feedback control, optimal control, network security and optimization. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu and Golden Key honor societies and is listed in Who\'s Who in the world, Who\'s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who\'s Who in America. He received the Best Paper Award for Autonomous/Unmanned Vehicles at the 27th Army Science Conference in 2010, the Best Presentation Award at the World Congress of Computational Intelligence and the Best Researcher Award, UTA Automation & Robotics Research Institute, 2011. He has organized special sessions for several international conferences. Dr. Vamvoudakis is a registered Electrical/Computer engineer (PE) and member of Technical Chamber of Greece.