Yannis Paschalidis

Yannis P15-8632-ADAMSPASCH-148aschalidis is a Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering at Boston University with joint appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Division of Systems Engineering, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is also a Founding Professor of Computing & Data Sciences.

He is the Director of the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering – a Boston University federation of several centers and initiatives which acts as a catalyst and convergence accelerator for interdisciplinary research in this broad space.

He is also affiliated with the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE), the BioMolecular Engineering Research Center (BMERC), the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the Precision Diagnostics Center (PDC), the Initiative on Cities, and the Center for Systems Neuroscience.

He completed his graduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) receiving an MS (1993) and a PhD (1996) degree, both in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In September 1996 he joined Boston University where he has been ever since. He has held visiting appointments with MIT and Columbia University.

Research Interests:

Systems and control, networking, data science, optimization, applied probability, operations research, computational biology, medical informatics, and bioinformatics. His recent work has found applications in networks (communication, sensor, transportation, metabolic), protein prodeling, logistics, cyber-security, robotics, the smart-grid, health care, and finance.

Selected Awards and Recognition:

  • 2022 – International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Fellow.
  • 2022 – Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Boston University.
  • 2022 – Co-supervised the Ph.D. Thesis of Salomon Wollenstein-Betech which won the Societal Impact Dissertation Award from the College of Engineering, Boston University.
  • 2020 – Charles DeLisi Award and Lecturer, College of Engineering, Boston University, (annual award for outstanding research).
  • 2020 – Supervised Ruidi Chen who won the Best Dissertation Award from the Division of Systems Engineering, Boston University.
  • 2013-2019 – Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network  Systems (TCNS).
  • 2019 – Best Paper selected for the 2019 Yearbook of the International Medical Informatics Associations (IMIA), Section on Clinical Research Informatics.
  • 2018 – Semi-plenary speaker, 23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS 2018), Hong Kong, July 16-20, 2018.
  • 2016 – Finalist, best paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation – ICRA (joint with collaborators).
  • 2016 – Third prize and the Crowd Sourcing Prize in the IEEE Computer Society 70th Anniversary Student Challenge for joint work with student Theodora Brisimi on healthcare analytics.
  • 2015 – Supervised Wuyang Dai who won the Societal Impact Dissertation Award from the College of Engineering, Boston University.
  • 2014 – IEEE Fellow.
  • 2014 – IBM/IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge Award (on joint work with students).
  • 2014 – Invited participant to the 2014 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAFKI) Conference on Collective Behavior.
  • 2013 – Supervised Fuzhuo Huang who won the Best Dissertation Award from the Division of Systems Engineering, Boston University.
  • 2011 – Intl. Symposium of Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt) best student paper award (on joint work with a student).
  • 2009 – Best performance by a computational predictor group (among 64 groups) in the Protein Interaction Evaluation Meeting (CAPRI).
  • 2002 – Invited participant to the 2002 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, organized by the National Academy of Engineering.
  • 2000 – Work on communication networks recognized with a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.
  • 1998 – Plenary speaker, Lab for Information and Decision Systems Student Conference. Also in 2002 and 2016.
  • 1997- Second prize in the 1997 George E. Nicholson paper competition by INFORMS.

Additional Information:

And, on the lighter side, enjoy a humorous birthday video created by students in the lab (circa 2009-2010).