Vasileios Tzoumas received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania (2018). He holds a Master of Arts in Statistics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania (2016); a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (2016); and a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (2012).
Vasileios starts as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in January 2021. Currently, he is a research scientist in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he previously was a post-doctoral associate for one year (2018-2019). In 2017, he was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) at MIT.
Vasileios works on control, learning, and perception, as well as combinatorial and distributed optimization, with applications to robotics, cyber-physical systems, and self-reconfigurable aerospace systems. He aims for trustworthy collaborative autonomy. His work includes foundational results on robust and adaptive combinatorial optimization, with applications to multi-robot information gathering for resiliency against robot failures and adversarial removals.
Vasileios is a recipient of the Best Paper Award in Robotic Vision at the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), and was a Best Student Paper Award finalist at the 2017 IEEE Conference in Decision and Control (CDC).