Themistoklis Charalambous

Assistant Professor {at} ucy dot ac dot cy

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering
University of Cyprus
1678 Nicosia

Themistoklis Charalambous received his BA (First Class Honours) and M.Eng (Distinction) in Electrical and Information Sciences from Trinity College, Cambridge University. He completed his PhD studies in the Control Laboratory, of the Engineering Department, Cambridge University in 2009. Following his PhD, he joined the Human Robotics Group as a Research Associate at Imperial College London for an academic year (September 2009-September 2010). Between September 2010 and December 2011, he worked as a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus. Between January 2012 and January 2015, he worked at the Division of Decision and Control of the Department of Intelligent Systems at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Between April 2015 and December 2016, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Unit of Communication Systems at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Chalmers University of Technology. In January 2017, he joined Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. In September 2018, he was awarded the Academy of Finland Research Fellowship and in July 2020 he was appointed as a tenured Associate Professor. In September 2021, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus as a tenure-track Assistant Professor and he remains associated with Aalto University as a Visiting Professor.

His primary research targets the design and analysis of (wireless) networked control systems that are stable, scalable and energy efficient. The study of such systems involves the interaction between dynamical systems, their communication and the integration of these concepts. As a result, his research is interdisciplinary combining theory and applications from control theory, communications, network and distributed optimization. See our latest preprints here.

Latest (selected) news:

  • May 2022 - European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant: Funding of almost 2 million euros for 5 years for the project 'eMergINg coopERatiVe Autonomous systems - information for control and estimation (MINERVA)'. See more details in the project's website
  • February 2021 - Accepted 4 Conference papers ('A convex relaxation approach for the optimized pulse pattern problem', 'Distributed Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers using Finite-Time Exact Ratio Consensus in Digraphs', 'Observer-based Control for Vehicle Platooning with a Leader of Varying Velocity' and 'A Priority-Based Distributed Channel Access Mechanism for Control over CAN-like Networks') at the European Control Conference (ECC).
  • January 2021 - Accepted Conference paper ('Bandit-Based Power Control in Full-Duplex Cooperative Relay Networks') at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) .
  • December 2020 - Accepted Conference paper ('Information Freshness and Packet Drop Rate Interplay in a Two-User Multi-Access Channel') at the Information Theory Workshop (ITW) .
  • October 2020 - Accepted Magazine paper ('When Buffer-Aided Relaying Meets Full Duplex and NOMA') in the IEEE Wireless Communications.
  • August 2020 - Course "Networked Control Systems" (ELEC-E8123) was listed in the TOP-10 master-level courses of the School, based on the feedback from the students (2019-2020).
  • August 2020 - Course "Control and Automation" (ELEC-C8201) was listed in the TOP-10 bachelor-level courses of the School, based on the feedback from the students (2019-2020).
  • July 2020 - Accepted 4 Conference papers ('Privacy-Preserving Event-Triggered Quantized Average Consensus', 'Throughput-Maximum Energy-Aware Rate Adaptation in W-NCSs over Quasi-Static Fading Channels', 'Reducing time headway in platoons under the MPF topology when using sensors and wireless communications' and 'Consensus of General Linear Multi-Agent Systems with Heterogeneous Input and Communication Delays') at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).
  • July 2020 - Tenured Associate Professor: Appointed Associate Professor as of July 1st. See my Installation Talk here.