September 7, 2016
Congratulations to Athanasios Antoulas, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) on being named a 2016 Max Planck Fellow. His host will be the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg. The Max Planck Fellow Program promotes cooperation between outstanding university professors and Max Planck Society researchers.
Professor Antoulasâ€™ 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.
He studied at the ETH ZĂĽrich, 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. Since 1982 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, where he is currently a 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 Science) Fellowship.
The scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems investigate biological as well as technical processes. Engineers, chemists, physicists, biologists and mathematicians develop mathematical models, design suitable controls, and use their findings as a basis for developing new, more efficient processing concepts.