Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Celebrating a Leader in Control Systems

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The attendees at the celebration of Demos Teneketzis' 65th birthday gather for a group photo

Friends and former students of Prof. Demos Teneketzis celebrated his 65th birthday with a Workshop on Information, Decisions, and Networks in his honor.

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.

Prof. Demos Teneketzis poses with his students, past and current, at the celebration of his 65th birthday.
Prof. Demos Teneketzis poses with his students, past and current, at the celebration of his 65th birthday.
Demos Teneketzis was reunited with many of his former students and colleagues
Profs. David Munson and Stephane Lafortune

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.


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"Reaching a Rational Expectations Equilibrium Among a Group of Agents" by Pravin Varaiya
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"Mobile Networks Evolution from LTE to 5G: Algorithms and Architecture" by Rajeev Agrawal
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"The Prices of Packets and Watts: Optimal Control of Decentralized Systems" by PR Kumar
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"Interaction of Controllers in Decentralized Control" by Jan van Schuppen
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"Backoff Algorithms for Random Access Protocols" by Nah-Oak Song
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"Intersecting Random Graphs" by Armand Makowski

"Dynamic Stochastic Network Interdiction Games" by David Castañón
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"Scheduling Problems in NFV" by Manjari AsawaView the slides

"Strategic Information Transmission" by Tamer Başar
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"Multi-Agent Collaborative Decision Making: Constrained Event Algebras, New Logics and Their Game Theoretic Semantics" by John Baras
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"A Relative Entropy Characterization of the Growth Rate of Reward in Risk-Sensitive Control" by Venkat Anantharam
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"Optimal Server Allocation in Tandem Systems" by Dimitris Pandelis
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"When we Should Trust Self-Driving Cars" by Manju Hegde
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"101 Definitions of Diagnosability or Lack Thereof" by Stéphane Lafortune
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August 10, 2016