George J. Pappas

George J. Pappas

CSS Board of Governors, term ending 31 December 2021 (elected)
University of Pennsylvania

Biography

George J. Pappas is the Joseph Moore Professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a secondary appointment 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 for embedded systems. His research focuses on control theory and in particular, hybrid systems, embedded systems, hierarchical and distributed control systems, with applications to unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed robotics, green buildings, and biomolecular networks. He is a Fellow of IEEE, and has received various awards such as the 2010 Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, the 2009 George S. Axelby Award, and the 2004 National Science Foundation PECASE Award.