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Petros G. Voulgaris

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Petros G. Voulgaris
Petros G. Voulgaris
Professor
  • Aerospace Engineering
142 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-1368

Affiliation

  • Aerospace Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, M.I.T., September 1991
  • S.M. Aeronautics and Astronautics, M.I.T. June 1988
  • Diploma Mechanical Engineering, National Technical, University of Athens June 1986

Academic Positions

  • Professor, University of Illinois, August, 2004-present, AAE (100%); CSL (0%); ECE affiliate
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinoism August, 1997-August 2004, AAE (100%); CSL (0%); ECE affiliate
  • Assistant Professor, MIE, November, 1993-August, 1997, (0%); ECE (0%)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, August, 1991-August, 1997, AAE (100%); CSL (0%)

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Research Interests

  • Applications of advanced control methods to engineering systems
  • Analysis and synthesis of time varying and adaptive systems
  • Applications of control and estimation theory to communication systems
  • Robust and multi-objective control and estimation
  • Distributed and multi-agent control
  • Hierarchical
  • Robust control, multi-objective control, time varying, nonlinear, adaptive systems, aerospace applications, decentralized and distributed systems, communications.

Research Areas

  • Decentralized and distributed control
  • Networked control systems
  • Reliable and robust control

Chapters in Books

  • P.G. Voulgaris, “Optimal control design under structural and communication constraints,” Multidisciplinary Research in Control: The Mohammed Dahleh Symposium 2002 (Eds. L. Giarre' and B. Bamieh,) Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Vol. 289, Springer-Verlag, pp. 47-60, 2003.
  • P.G. Voulgaris, “Control under structural constraints: An input-output approach,” Robustness in Identification and Control (Eds. A. Garulli et al.,) Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Vol. 245, Springer-Verlag, London, June 1999.
  • P.G. Voulgaris and M.A. Dahleh, "Optimal and robust controllers for periodic and multirate systems," Control and Dynamic Systems, Vol. 74, Academic Press, Inc., 1996.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • A. Sarwar, P. G. Voulgaris and S. Salapaka, Identification of spatiotemporally invariant systems for control adaptation, Automatica, accepted April 2012.
  • A. Sarwar, P.G. Voulgaris and S. Salapaka, gOn l‡ stability and performance of spatially invariant systems,h International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Volume 21, Issue 9, June 2011, Pages: 957-973.
  • Sarwar, P.G. Voulgaris and S. Salapaka, Modeling and distributed control of an electrostatically actuated microcantilever array, Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 17, No. 8, 1195-1210, July 2011.
  • Touri, P.G. Voulgaris and C. Hadjicostis, Algorithmic design of perfectly reconstructing equalizers,Int. J. Systems, Control and Communications, Vol. 2, Nos. 1/2/3, 2010, 238-255.
  • A. Sarwar, P.G. Voulgaris and S. Salapaka, On l and l2 robustness of spatially invariant systems, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Vol 20, Issue 6, April 2010, 607-622.
  • V. Yadav, P.G. Voulgaris and M.V. Salapaka, Architectures for distributed controller with sub-controller communication uncertainty, IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, Vol. 55, No. 8, 1765-1780, August 2010.
  • S. Jiang and P.G. Voulgaris, A convex optimization approach to signal reconstruction over switching networks, accepted in Automatica, 45 (2009) 2784-2793.
  • S. Jiang and P. G. Voulgaris, Performance optimization of switched systems: a model matching approach, IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, Vol. 9, 2058-2071, September 2009.
  • S. Jiang, P. G. Voulgaris, L.E. Holloway and L.A. Thompson, Distributed control of large segmented telescopes, Journal of Vibration and Control, 15(6): 923-949, 2009.
  • R. Touri, P.G. Voulgaris and C. Hadjicostis, Joint preprocessing and feedback strategies for perfectly reconstructing equalizers, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. Vol. 26, Issue 4, May 2008, Page(s):596-608.
  • S. Jiang, P.G. Voulgaris and N. Neogi, Distributed control over structured and packet-dropping networks, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. Vol. 18, Issue 14, September 2008, Pages: 1389-1408.
  • V. Sharma, M. Savchenko, E. Frazzoli and P. G. Voulgaris, Time complexity of sensor-based vehicle routing,International Journal of Robotics Research, 26(3):255--272, March 2007.
  • P.G. Voulgaris, C. Hadjicostis and R. Touri, A robust control approach for perfect reconstruction of digital signals, IEEE Transactions of Signal Processing, Vol. 55, Issue 9, Sept. 2007, Page(s):4444-4457.
  • S. Jiang, P.G. Voulgaris and N. Neogi, Failure-robust distributed controller architectures, in press, International Journal of Control, Vol. 80, No. 9, September 2007, 1367-1378.
  • S. Jiang and P.G. Voulgaris, Design of distributed controllers with constrained and noisy links, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 16:891-912, December 2006.
  • B. Bamieh and P.G. Voulgaris, A convex characterization of distributed control problems in spatially invariant systems with communication constraints, Systems and Control Letters, Vol. 54: 575-583, June 2005.
  • V. Sharma, P.G. Voulgaris and E. Frazzoli, Aircraft autopilot analysis and envelope protection for operation under icing conditions, to appear in AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol.27:3, 454-465, May-June 2004.
  • X. Qi, M.V. Salapaka, P.G. Voulgaris and M. Khammash, Structured optimal control with multiple objectives: A convex solution, IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, Vol. 49: 10 , 1623-1640, Oct. 2004.
  • P.G. Voulgaris, G. Bianchini and B. Bamieh, Optimal decentralized controllers for spatially distributed systems, Systems and Control Letters, 50:347-361, 2003.
  • P.G. Voulgaris, Optimal control of systems with delayed observation sharing patterns via input-output methods, Systems and Control Letters, 50:51-64, 2003.
  • S. Moon, L. A. Bergman and P. G. Voulgaris, "Sliding Mode Control of a Cable-Stayed Bridge Subjected to Seismic Excitation," ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 129, 71-78, 2003.
  • P.G. Voulgaris, Optimal decentralized control design with disturbance decoupling, Kybernetika, Vol 38, No 2, pp. 197-208, 2002.
  • L.E. Pena and P.G. Voulgaris, Limits of performance of a tail-less fighter in the presence of saturation, Journal of Vibration and Control, 7: 1213-1236, 2001.
  • J. Aubrecht and P.G. Voulgaris, Minimization of the peak-to-peak gain in periodic systems under state feedback, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 123, pp. 10-20, 2001.
  • P.G. Voulgaris and X. Chen, A Taylor series approach for nonlinear control application, Journal of Vibration and Control, 7:51:72, 2001.
  • J.W. Melody, T. Basar, W.R. Perkins and P. G. Voulgaris, Parameter identification for inflight detection of aircraft icing, Control Engineering Practice, 8 (2000), 985-1001.
  • Z. Chen and P.G. Voulgaris, Decentralized design for integrated flight/propulsion control of aircraft, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol 23, No 6, November-December 2000.
  • J. Aubrecht and P.G. Voulgaris, Minimization of the peak-to-peak gain in multirate systems under state feedback, Kybernetika, Vol 35, No. 5, pp. 55-586, 1999.
  • E.A. Johnson, P.G. Voulgaris and L.A. Bergman, Multiobjective H2/l1 structural control of the Notre Dame building model benchmark, Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 27, pp. 1165-1187, 1998.
  • M.V. Salapaka, M. Dahleh and P.G. Voulgaris, MIMO optimal control design: The interplay between the H2 and the l1 norms, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol 43, No. 10, pp. 1374-1388, October 1998.
  • M.V. Salapaka, M. Dahleh and P.G. Voulgaris, Mixed objective control synthesis: optimal l1 / H2 control, SIAM Journal of Control and Optimization, Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 1672-1689, September 1997.
  • M.V. Salapaka, P.G. Voulgaris and M. Dahleh , SISO controller design to minimize a positive combination of the l1 and the H2 norms, Automatica, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 387-391, 1997.
  • R.V. Field Jr., P.G. Voulgaris and L.A. Bergman, Methods to compute probabilistic measures of robustness for structural systems, Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 447-463, 1996.
  • M.V. Salapaka, P.G. Voulgaris and M. Dahleh, Controller design to optimize a composite performance measure, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 41, No. 9, pp. 1391-1398, September 1996.
  • P.G. Voulgaris, Optimal 1V to lV estimation for periodic systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, September 1996.
  • R.V. Field Jr., P.G. Voulgaris and L.A. Bergman, Probabilistic stability robustness of structural systems, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 122, No. 10, pp. 1012-1022, October 1996.
  • S. Talwar, N.S. Namachchivaya and P.G. Voulgaris, "A systematic normal form approach to feedback linearize a class of nonlinear systems," ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 118, No. 2, pp. 201-211, 1996.
  • S.R. Warren, P.G. Voulgaris and L.A. Bergman, Robust control of a slewing beam system, Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 251-272, 1995.
  • P.G. Voulgaris, Optimal H2 / l1 control via duality theory, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. AC-40, No. 11, pp. 1881-1888, November 1995.
  • P.G. Voulgaris, On optimal 1V to lV filtering, Automatica, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 489-495, 1995.
  • P.G. Voulgaris and M.A. Dahleh, On lV to lV performance of slowly varying systems, Systems and Control Letters, 24, pp. 243-249, 1995.
  • P.G. Voulgaris, M.A. Dahleh and L.S. Valavani, Robust adaptive control: A slowly varying systems approach, Automatica, Vol. 30, No. 9, September 1994, pp. 252-263.
  • P.G. Voulgaris, Control of asynchronous sampled-data systems,IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 39, No. 7, July 1994, pp. 1451-1455.
  • P.G. Voulgaris, M.A. Dahleh and L.S. Valavani, and H2 optimal controllers for periodic and multirate systems, Automatica, Vol. 30, No. 2, February 1994, pp. 252-263.
  • P.G. Voulgaris and B. Bamieh, Optimal and H2 control of hybrid multirate systems, Systems and Control Letters, No. 20, pp. 249-261, 1993.
  • M.A. Dahleh, P.G. Voulgaris, L. S. Valavani, Optimal and robust controllers for periodic and multirate systems, IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, Vol. AC-37, No. 1, pp. 90-99, January 1992.
  • P.G. Voulgaris and L.S. Valavani, High performance linear-quadratic and designs for a super maneuverable aircraft, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 14, No. 1, January-February 1991, pp. 157-165.

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor for ASME Journal of Dynamic systems, Measurement and Control, 1998- 2001
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, 1997-1999

Professional Societies

  • Member, International Program Committee, 19th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Systems, Corfu, Greece, June 2011.
  • Member of IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Systems with Uncertainty, 2009-
  • Member, International Program Committee, 8th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation., Patras, Greece, July 2000.
  • Member, International Program Committee, 5th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Systems, Pafos, Cyprus, July 1997
  • 1994-2002
  • Member, Dynamics of Structures and Systems Committee, ASME Applied Mechanics Division
  • Control Division 1995-2001
  • Chairman, technical panel in adaptive and optimal control, ASME Dynamics Systems and
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Member, New York Academy of Sciences
  • Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Research Honors

  • National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award, 1993 (1993)
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 1995 (1995)
  • UIUC Junior Xerox Award for Faculty Research, 1996 (1996)
  • ADGAS Visiting Chaired Professor, Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2008-10)
  • IEEE Fellow, 2011 (2011)