About Me

I was born in Athens, Greece, in 1985. I received a Diploma in Chemical Engineering in 2007 and an MSc with honours in Applied Mathematics in 2009 from NTU Athens. In December 2012, I defended my PhD thesis titled "Modelling and Control of Biological and Physiological Systems" at NTU Athens. In January 2013 I joined the Dynamical Systems, Control and Optimization research unit at IMT Lucca as a post-doctoral Fellow. Afterwards, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at ESAT, KU Leuven. I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at KIOS Center of Excellence, University of Cyprus. My research focuses on model predictive control and numerical optimization.

Contact Details

Pantelis Sopasakis
KIOS Research Center
University of Cyprus
1 Panepistimiou Avenue
2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Email: my surname dot my name at ucy dot ac dot cy









Academic Teaching

I am currently a TA for the students' project P&O Eagle at ESAT, KU Leuven. P&O Eagle is a drone with computer vision and navigation capabilities.

  1. Slides
  2. Series of video lectures
  3. Gallery

In the winter semester of 2016 I gave the PhD course advanced topics in control systems in IMT Lucca. The course focused on economic model predictive control, control of linear and nonlinear Markovian switching systems, risk measures and risk-averse optimal control.

  1. Economic MPC
  2. Markov jump linear systems
  3. Optimal control for MJLS
  4. Control of Markovian switching systems
  5. Stochastic optimisation and MPC
  6. Risk measures
  7. Risk-averse optimisation
  8. Exercises
  • No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.

  • All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.

    F. Nietschze
  • If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

    G. Orwell
  • The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but the consequences and rules of action drawn from it.

    A. Camus