Athanasios Antoulas, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), has been named a 2016 Max Planck Fellow. His host will be the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg, Germany. The program promotes cooperation between university professors and Max Planck Society researchers.
Antoulas’ research interests are in the broad area of dynamical systems and computation including model reduction of large-scale systems. He is the author of a book, Approximation of Large-Scale Systems, published by SIAM.
He studied at the ETH Zürich, where he obtained the Diploma of Electrical Engineering in 1975, the Diploma of Mathematics in 1975, and a Ph.D. in mathematics in 1980. Since 1982 he has been with ECE at Rice.
Antoulas was elected Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) in 1991 and was awarded the Best Paper Prize of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Guidance, Navigation and Control Section, in 1992. In 1995 he was awarded a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Fellowship.
The scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems investigate biological as well as technical processes. Engineers, chemists, physicists, biologists and mathematicians develop mathematical models, design suitable controls, and use their findings as a basis for developing new, more efficient processing concepts.