Themistoklis Charalambous

Associate Professor
name.surname {at} aalto dot fi

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
School of Electrical Engineering
Aalto University
02150 Espoo
Finland


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 Department of Automatic Control of the School of Electrical Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Between April 2015 and December 2016, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering at 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. He established the Distributed and Networked Control Systems (DNCS) Group. Since September 2018 he was nominated Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland and since July 2020 he is a tenured Associate 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.



Latest (selected) news:

  • 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.
  • June 2020 - Accepted Workshop paper ('Structural Properties of Nonanticipatory Epsilon Entropy of Multivariate Gaussian Sources') at the IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP).
  • June 2020 - IEEE Senior Member: Elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior member.
  • June 2020 - Accepted Journal paper ('Consensus of General Linear Multi-Agent Systems with Heterogeneous Input and Communication Delays') in the IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS).
  • June 2020 - Accepted Journal paper ('Integrating Broadcasting and NOMA in Full-Duplex Buffer-Aided Opportunistic Relay Networks') in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
  • March 2020 - Accepted Conference paper ('Structural Properties of Nonanticipatory Epsilon Entropy of Multivariate Gaussian Sources') at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT).
  • February 2020 - Accepted Conference paper ('Reducing time headway in platoons under the MPF topology in the presence of communication delays') at the 21st IFAC World Congress (IFAC) .
  • February 2020 - Accepted Conference paper ('Towards Robust Onboard Control for Quadrotors via Ultra-Wideband-based Localization') at the International conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC) .
  • February 2020 - Accepted Conference paper ('Power Allocation for ARQ Two-Hop Cooperative Networks for Ultra-Reliable Communication') at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) .
  • January 2020 - Accepted Journal paper ('Robust Dynamic CPU Resource Provisioning in Virtualized Servers') in the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (ToSC).
  • January 2020 - Accepted 2 Conference papers ('Power Allocation of Sensor Transmission for Remote Estimation Over an Unknown Gilbert-Elliott Channel' and 'Centralized and Distributed Multi-Region Traffic Flow Control') at the European Control Conference (ECC).
  • August 2019 - Accepted 3 Conference papers ('Privacy-Preserving Average Consensus over Digraphs in the Presence of Time-Delays', 'Robust trajectory planning of autonomous vehicle at intersections with communication impairments', and 'Adaptive Coded Modulation for Stabilization of Wireless Networked Control Systems over Binary Erasure Channels') at the Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton).
  • July 2019 - Accepted Conference paper ('Generalizations of Nonanticipative Rate Distortion Function to Multivariate Nonstationary Gaussian Autoregressive Processes') in the 58th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).
  • May 2019 - Accepted Journal paper ('A Distributed Mode Selection Scheme for Full-Duplex Device-to-Device Communication') in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
  • May 2019 - Accepted Journal paper ('Infinite Horizon Average Cost Dynamic Programming Subject to Total Variation Distance Ambiguity') in the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization (SICON).
  • May-June 2019 - Research visit at MIT: Visited the Research Group of Prof Ali Jadbabaie in IDSS, MIT, for 2 months.
  • April 2019 - Exemplary Reviewer Award in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications for 2018.
  • April 2019 - H2020 Project: Funding for 3 years for the project 'FINEST Twins'.