Teaching and Service

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My duty as a teacher, advisor, mentor, person is to support and cultivate environments that empower all students in their goals for self-actualization, both as scientists and human beings.

Please reach out to me at vtzoumas @ umich.edu (he/him/his).

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  • Lecturer, AEROSP 584 – Navigation and Guidance of Aerospace Vehicles, U-M, Fall 2021
  • Lecturer, AEROSP 740 – Visual Navigation for Autonomous Aerial Vehicles, U-M, Winter 2021
  • Guest lecturer, 16.485 – Visual Navigation for Autonomous Vehicles, MIT, Fall 2020
  • Guest lecturer, 16.485 – Visual Navigation for Autonomous Vehicles, MIT, Fall 2019

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Community Service

AIAA Lunches, U-M, Winter and Fall 2021.

Sigma Gamma Tau Seminar, U-M, Winter 2021.

LIDS Mentoring Committee, MIT, 2018-2020.

  • Led the organization of monthly meetings between Ph.D. students and post-docs to discuss questions of the Ph.D. students about their research and career progress.
  • Organized 1 hour-long events on academic faculty applications, which attracted majority of the LIDS Ph.D. student and post-doc community.

LIDS Post-Doctoral Committee, MIT, 2018-2019.

  • Co-founded with César Uribe and Francisco Jaimes the committee to foster a post-doc community where post-docs share their career growth experience and best practices.
  • Organized 1 hour-long events on academic faculty applications, where LIDS post-docs with faculty position offers discussed their interview experience with the rest of the LIDS post-docs.
  • Organized 1 hour-long events for the LIDS post-docs in the academic market to practice their interview presentations

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professional service

Associate Editor

  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2021.

Session Organizer

Session Chair

  • American Control Conference (ACC), 2018.
  • IEEE Conference in Decision and Control (CDC), 2016.

Program Committee (PC) Member

  • Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), 2020-present.

Reviewer for Journal Submissions

  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC), 2014-present.
  • Automatica, 2014-present.
  • IEEE Transactions on Robotics (TRO), 2018-present.
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 2019-present.
  • International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), 2018-present.
  • Autonomous Robots (AURO), 2018-present.
  • IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (TCNS), 2014-present.
  • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (TSP), 2017-present.
  • Sensors, 2018-present.
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters (SPL), 2017.
  • IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE), 2016.
  • Physics Letters, 2017.
  • Scientific Reports, 2017.

Reviewer for Conference Submissions

  • IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2014-present.
  • American Control Conference (ACC), 2014-present.
  • IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2018-present.
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2020-present.
  • IEEE Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), 2017.
  • IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA), 2019.
  • European Control Conference (ECC), 2015.
  • Conference on Web and Network Economics (WINE), 2013-2014.
  • Conference on Economics and Computation (EC), 2013.

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