Athanasios C. Antoulas
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Large-scale dynamical systems, approximation, computation, linear algebra.
Thanos Antoulas was born in Athens, Greece. He studied
at the ETH Zürich, where he obtained the Diploma of Electrical
Engineering in 1975, the Diploma of Mathematics in 1975, and the Ph.D.
Degree in Mathematics in 1980.
He was Professor R.E. Kalman's only Ph.D. student
Since 1982 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, Rice University, where he is currently a Professor.
Professor Antoulas was elected Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers) in 1991 and was
awarded the Best Paper Prize of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics
and Astronautics) Guidance, Navigation and Control Section, in 1992.
In 1995 he was awarded a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of
He has served on the Editorial Board of many journals including the IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control, SIAM Journal on Control and
Optimization, and Linear Algebra and its Applications. For the past 12
years he has been serving as Editor-in-Chief of
and Control Letters.
He has held many visiting appointments, including those at
the Australian National University, the University of Groningen,
the Catholic University of Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve,
the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kyoto University, etc. Furthermore
he has given invited presentations at numerous conferences and
workshops. His research interests are in the broad area of dynamical systems
and computation including model reduction of large-scale systems.
He is the author of a book on the Approximation of large-scale
systems, published by SIAM.