VALAVANIS KIMON

Data inizio – Data fine: 04 Aprile 2018 - 03 Settembre 2018
Ente di provenienza: UNIVERSITY OF DENVER
Dipartimento di destinazione: DIMEAS - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Aerospaziale
Coordinatore al Politecnico: GIORGIO GUGLIERI

Dr. Ing. Prof. Kimon P. Valavanis is John Evans Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director, Research and Innovation, D. F. Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Denver. He is also Director of the DU Unmanned Systems Research Institute. His expertise is in Robotics and Automation and Unmanned Systems. He has authored/co-authored close to 400 referred journal/transactions and conference papers and book chapters, and 18 books, including the Handbook on UAVs (Springer). During his Academic career, thus far, Dr. Valavanis has graduated more than 35 PhD students and more than 100 M.Sc. students. He has attracted and has helped attracting more than $50M in research funds from Federal and State agencies, industry and the private sector. While in Europe, he was funded by the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology, the European Union, industry, and from the Croatian Ministry of Science and Technology (joint projects).
Dr. Valavanis was a Distinguished Speaker in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (- 2003), a Senior Member of IEEE, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the U.K. Institute of Measurement and Control, and a Technical Expert of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO). He is also a Fulbright Scholar (Senior Lecturing & Research Award).