Petros Ioannou

Petros Ioannou

University of Southern California

Biography

Petros A. Ioannou received BSc degree from University College, London in 1978 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, in 1980 and 1982, respectively. In 1982, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California where he is currently the A.V. 'Bal' Balakrishnan Chair Professor and Director of the Center of Advanced Transportation Technologies and Associate Director for Research of METRANS, a University Transportation Center. He also holds a courtesy appointment with the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of adaptive control and vehicle dynamics, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and urban transportation for freight and people. He is the co-recipient of the 1984 IEEE Control System Society Axelby Best Paper Award. He received the 1985 Presidential Young Investigator Award, the 2009 IEEE Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Society Outstanding ITS Application Award, the 2009 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Heaviside Medal for Achievement in Control, the 2012 IEEE ITS Society Outstanding ITS Research Award and the 2016 IEEE Transportation Technologies Field Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IFAC and IET and the author/co-author of 8 books and over 400 research papers in the areas of controls and intelligent transportation systems.