Prof. Christoforos Hadjicostis
University of Cyprus


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Christoforos Hadjicostis received S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering, in Computer Science and Engineering, and in Mathematics, the M.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1995, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1999, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. In August 1999 he joined the Faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) where he has reached the rank of an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Research Associate Professor with the Coordinated Science Laboratory. In 2007, Dr. Hadjicostis joined the University of Cyprus, where he teaches and conducts research in the areas of computer systems and networks, distributed systems and control, communications, and digital signal processing; since February 2008, he serves as Chair of the ECE Department. His current research focuses on fault diagnosis and tolerance in distributed dynamic systems; error control coding; monitoring, diagnosis and control of large-scale discrete event systems; and applications to network security, anomaly detection, energy distribution systems, medical diagnosis, biosequencing, and genetic regulatory models. Dr. Hadjicostis has served (or serves) as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (Regular Papers), the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology and the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society. Dr. Hadjicostis received the Faculty Early Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (USA) in February 2001, the Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award (ECE, UIUC) in 2003, and the Willett Faculty Scholar recognition from the (College of Engineering, UIUC) in 2005. As a graduate student at MIT, he served as president the MIT Chapter of HKN, received the Harold L. Hazen Teaching Award and the Ernst A. Guillemin Thesis Prize, and was a fellow of the National Semiconductor Corporation and the Grass Instrument Company. Dr. Hadjicostis is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi, and a senior member of the IEEE.