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 is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, and a member of the Robotics Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Previously, he was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), where he was a research scientist (2019-2020), and a post-doctoral associate (2018-2019). Vasileios was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) at MIT in 2017.

Vasileios works on perception, control, and online learning, as well as online combinatorial and distributed optimization, with applications to robotics, cyber-physical systems, and self-reconfigurable aerial systems.  He cares 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 Robot Vision at the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), of an Honorable Mention from the 2020 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), and was a Best Student Paper Award finalist at the 2017 IEEE Conference in Decision and Control (CDC).

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