Panagou, Dimitra


Aerospace Engineering

3057 FXB Bldg

dpanagou @ | (734) 763-2355

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Dimitra Panagou received the Diploma and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 2006 and 2012, respectively. Since September 2014 she has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, she was a postdoctoral research associate with the Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2012-2014), a visiting research scholar with the GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania (June 2013, fall 2010) and a visiting research scholar with the University of Delaware, Mechanical Engineering Department (spring 2009).

Dimitra’s research program emphasizes in the exploration, development, and implementation of control theoretic methods in order to address real-world constrained control problems via analytic, provably correct solutions. Her research spans the areas of nonlinear systems and control; control of multi-agent systems and networks; distributed systems and control; motion and path planning; switched and hybrid systems; constrained decision-making and control; navigation, guidance, and control of aerospace vehicles. She is particularly interested in the development of provably correct methods for the robustly safe and secure (resilient) operation of autonomous systems in complex missions, with applications in unmanned aerial systems, robot/sensor networks and multi-vehicle systems (ground, marine, aerial, space).

Dimitra is a recipient of a NASA Early Career Faculty Award, of an AFOSR Young Investigator Award, and a member of the IEEE and the AIAA.