Dr. Anthony Tzes is Professor and Program Head of the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at New York University Abu Dhabi, since 2017. Prior to this, he was a member of the Council (Board of Trustees) of University of Patras (UPAT) in Greece and Professor and Head of the ECE at UPAT. He was the director of UPAT’s graduate program in Biomedical Engineering (2015-7). He is a graduate of UPAT (1985) and has received his doctorate from the Ohio State University in 1990. From 1990 till 1999 he was (tenured associate professor) with Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He has been a Visiting Professor (2009-13) at U. of Loughborough, UK. He has been the Chairman of IEEE’s Control Systems Society Greek Chapter, a member of the national (Greek) committee of the European Control Association (EUCA), member at several committees of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), and the national representative (2006-9) to EU’s FP7’s thematic area “Regions of Knowledge, Research Potential and Coherent Development of Policies”. He has served in various positions (Program Chairman (MIM ’00), Organizing Committee Chairman (ECC’07), General Chairman (MED2011), Program Chairman (MED2015)), and as IPC-member at several international conferences. His research interests include Cooperative Control of Networked UAVs, Surgical Robots, Mechatronics, and Control engineering applications. Prof. Tzes has received research funding from various organizations including NASA, the National (U.S.) Science Foundation, the European Union (Horizon2020), and the European Space Agency (ESA). He has over ten years of experience as the director of the Instrumentation and Control Laboratory at Polytechnic University (now known as NYU Tandon School of Engineering) focusing on smart sensors and self-tuning systems. Concurrently, he served as the principal investigator of the Urban Intelligent Transportation Systems Center in New York, NY. While in Greece, he was the leader and principal investigator of the “Applied Networked Mechatronics Systems group”. He has authored more than 80(225) papers published in international journals(conferences). He has received various awards as co-author of published articles including the best paper published in 2014 in IET Control, Theory & Applications and the ECC 2003 IST Prize Award. He has served in the editorial board of several journals (e.g. IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Circuits Systems and Computers, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks.