Prof. Dr. Panagiotis (Panos) Patrinos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) of KU (Katholieke Universiteit), Leuven, Belgium where he teaches Optimization and Model Predictive Control. Also, he has acted as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University in 2014 and after the completion of his PhD, he held positions at the University of Trento and IMT School of Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy, where he became an Assistant Professor in 2012. Panos received his PhD in Control and Optimization, MSc in Mathematical Modeling, and MEng in Chemical Engineering all three from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). His research focuses on optimization, with applications ranging from model predictive control of dynamical systems to high-dimensional statistics, machine learning and data mining. He is also interested in stochastic and risk-averse dynamic optimization, with applications in the energy and power systems domain.
Panos has published several papers in prestigious Journals and conference proceedings, and is currently working in several competitively funded research projects. Also, he received numerous awards, scholarships and grants by the Technical Chamber of Greece, the National Scholarship Foundation, the Eugenides Foundation, the Thomaideio foundation and the General Secretariat of Research and Technology. Also, he co-organized the Workshop on Embedded Optimization (EMBOPT 2014) and the European Conference on Computational Optimization (EUCCO 2016). He has given invited talks at Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, EPFL, KTH, Lund and Freiburg among other universities.
Prof. Dr. Patrinos has published articles that have appeared in scholarly Journals such as: IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control, SIAM Journal of Optimization, Automatica, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, IEEE Communications Magazine, Computational Economics, Environmental Modelling & Software, Computational Optimization and Applications, etc.