George J. Pappas

George J. Pappas

UPS Foundation Professor of Transportation and Chair
Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE)
Computer and Information Science (CIS)
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM)

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Honors and Awards:  International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Fellow, July 2020; Best Paper Award, IEEE ICASSP, Barcelona, Spain, May 2020; IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award, IEEE CSS, Dec 2018; Best Conference Paper Award, IEEE ICRA, Singapore, May 2017; Ruberti Young Researcher Prize - 2010, Axelby Outstanding Paper Award - 2009, IEEE Fellow - 2009, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) - 2004

Research Expertise: Control Systems | Robotics | Machine Learning

George J. Pappas is the UPS Foundation Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Computer and Information Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. He is member of the GRASP Lab and the PRECISE Center. He has previously served as the Deputy Dean for Research in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. His research focuses on control systems, robotics, formal methods and machine learning for safe and secure autonomous systems. He has received various awards such as the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, the George S. Axelby Award, the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, the NSF PECASE award, the George H. Heilmeier Faculty Excellence Award, and numerous best paper awards. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IFAC. He was the inaugural steering committee chair of CPSWEEK and on the inaugural organizing committee for the new Learning for Dynamics and Control Conference. More than thirty alumni of his research group are now faculty in leading universities around the world.

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