Over 40 friends and colleagues attended, including 20 of Demos' former students. Throughout the two-day event, this group of accomplished researchers presented on their work spanning the different fields of control theory. Speakers, students and friends came from around the world and represented all corners of industry and academia, including the University of California at Berkeley, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), The University of Maryland,Texas A&M University, MIT, the University of Iowa, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Thessaly (Greece), Boston University, KAIST (S.Korea), McGill University (Canada), the University of California at San Diego, the University of Southern California, Nokia, Qualcomm, Hewlett Packard, Uhnder Inc., and Healthy Logics.
The title of the workshop reflects the breadth of Demos' research interests. He has made fundamental contributions to information structures in decentralized stochastic control, decentralized sequential detection, multi-armed bandits, scheduling resource allocation and routing in networks, diagnosability in discrete event systems, real-time communication and information theory, mechanism design, energy markets, and cyber-physical security.
In addition, Demos is an exemplary teacher who has educated numerous students on stochastics through his popular courses on stochastic processes and stochastic control. Demos has graduated 21 Ph.D. students, who have gone on to pursue successful careers in academia and industry. He is currently supervising four Ph.D. students.