Tryphon Georgiou Awards Chair University of California Irvine, Irvine, California Email Biography Tryphon T. Georgiou was born in Athens, Greece, in 1956. He received the Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 1979, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1983. He has served on the faculty of Florida Atlantic (1983-1986) and Iowa State (1986-1989) Universities. Since 1989 he has been with the University of Minnesota where he is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a co-director of the Control Science and Dynamical Systems Center (1990-present), and holds the Vincentine Hermes-Luh chair of Electrical Engineering. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, and the Systems and Control Letters. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and has also served as an elected member of the Board of Governors of the Control Systems Society (2002-2005). His research interests lie in the areas of control engineering, systems, information theory, and applied mathematics. He is a co-recipient of the George Axelby Outstanding Paper awards of the IEEE Control Systems Society for the years 1992 and 1999, for joint works with M.C. Smith (Univ. of Cambridge), and for 2003, for joint work with C.I. Byrnes (Washington Univ., St. Louis) and A. Lindquist (KTH, Stockholm).