Area: Computational Intelligence
Marios M. Polycarpou is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Network at the University of Cyprus. Prof. Polycarpou has been elected as Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), one of the largest associations of technical professionals, since 2006. He has also been elected as Distinguished Lecturer of computational intelligence by the association. Between 1/2012 and 12/2013 he held the position of President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. From 2004 to 2010, Prof. Polycarpou served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, which is one of the premier journals in electrical and computer engineering.
In terms of teaching experience, during 1992 to 2005, Prof. Polycarpou worked as a professor of electrical engineer and computer science in the University of Cincinnati. From 2001 until now, He has been a professor as well as the chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Cyprus. In terms of research, his main interests include computational intelligence, intelligent systems and control, adaptive and collaborative control system, fault diagnosis and distributed agents.
Prof. Polycarpou is a holder of 6 patents with the area of automation in healthcare devices. He has been awarded more than 60 research projects/grants, including the European Research Council Award (ERC Advanced Grant), which is the most distinguished research grant awarded by the European Commission.
Work Experience (1990s onward):
• 2001-present: Professor, Dept. ECE, University of Cyprus
• 2008-present: Founding Director, KIOS Research Center, University of Cyprus
• 2006-2008: Dept. Chair, Dept. ECE, University of Cyprus
• 2001-2006: Founding Interim Dept. Chair, Dept. ECE, University of Cyprus
• 2003-2005: Professor, Dept. ECE/CS, University of Cincinnati, USA
• 2001-2003: Technical Consultant, Barron & Assoc. Inc., US Air Force Research Lab, US Office of Naval Research.
• 1998-2003: Associate Professor, Dept. ECE/CS, University of Cincinnati, USA
• 1998-2000: Technical Consultant, SDL Inc., Cincinnati, OH, USA
• 1992-1998: Assistant Professor, Dept. ECE/CS, University of Cincinnati, USA
• J. Farrell and M. Polycarpou, Adaptive Approximation Based Control: Unifying Neural, Fuzzy and Traditional Adaptive Approximation Approaches, Hoboken, NJ: J. Wiley, 2006.
Refereed Archival Journal Publications (Selected):
• R. Ferrari, T. Parisini and M. Polycarpou, “Distributed Fault Diagnosis with Overlapping Decompositions: an Adaptive Approximation Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 794-799, April 2009.
• J. Farrell, M. Polycarpou, M. Sharma and W. Dong, “Command Filtered Backstepping,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 54, no. 6, pp. 1391-1395, June 2009.
• X. Zhang, M. Polycarpou and T. Parisini, “Fault Diagnosis of a Class of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems with Lipschitz Nonlinearities Using Adaptive Estimation,” Automatica, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 290-299, February 2010.
• X. Zhang, M. Polycarpou and T. Parisini, “Adaptive Fault Diagnosis and Fault-Tolerant Control of MIMO Nonlinear Uncertain Systems,” International Journal of Control, vol. 83, no. 5, pp. 1054-1080, May 2010.
• P. Panagi and M. Polycarpou, “Decentralized Fault Tolerant Control of a Class of Interconnected Nonlinear Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 178-184, January 2011.
• D. Eliades and M. Polycarpou, “A Fault Diagnosis and Security Framework for Water Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 1254-1265, November 2010.
• C. Keliris, M. Polycarpou and T. Parisini, “A Distributed Fault Detection Filtering Approach for a Class of Interconnected Continuous-Time Nonlinear Systems", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 58, no. 8, pp. 2032-2047, August 2013.
• V. Reppa, M. Polycarpou and C. Panayiotou, “Adaptive Approximation for Multiple Sensor Fault Detection and Isolation of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems", IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 137-153, January 2014.
Honors and Awards:
• European Research Council Advanced Research Grant (2011).
• IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in the area of computational intelligence (2010).
• Elected Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society (2008).
• IEEE Fellow (for contributions to the theory and application of intelligent systems and control), (2006).
• Awarded the 2014 Best Paper Award in the journal Building and Environment (Elsevier) for the paper entitled Contaminant Event Monitoring in Multi-zone Buildings Using the State-Space Method, vol. 71, pp. 140-152, January 2014.
• 1992: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, USA
• 1989: M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, USA
• 1987: B.Sc. (Cum Laude), Electrical Engineering, Rice University, USA
• 1987: B.A. (Cum Laude), Computer Science, Rice University, USA
Prof. Polycarpou has had significant Chinese experience as he has given 9 keynote plenary talks at different conferences in China, including the 2011 International Conference on Electronic and Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology in Harbin, and the 2012 International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing in Dalian. See the following link for relevant information: