Professor Antonis Papachristodolou joined the University of Oxford in 2006, where he is currently Professor of Engineering Science and a Tutorial Fellow in Worcester College, Oxford.
Since 2015, he has been an EPSRC Fellow and Director of the EPSRC & BBSRC Centre for Doctoral training in Synthetic Biology. He obtained an MA/MEng degree in Electrical and Information Sciences from the University of Cambridge, U.K.
In 2005 he completed a PhD in Control and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology, with a PhD Minor in Aeronautics. In 2015 he was awarded the European Control Award for his contributions to robustness analysis and applications to networked control systems and systems biology and the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award. He serves regularly on Technical Programme Committees for conferences, and was associate editor for Automatica and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
Antonis served as Associate editor for Automatica (2010-2018) and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2010-2013).
Antonis is part of the SYSOS (System of Systems) group at the Department of Engineering Science.
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The SYSOS (System of Systems) Group develops tools and algorithms based on modern control theory for the robust analysis and design of biological and technological systems and applies them in a range of areas, from Synthetic Biology to fluid mechanics. In particular, they have been developing theory to understand how nonlinear networked systems operate and how to design control laws for them, using computational tools based on the Sum of Squares decomposition and Semidefinite Programming.
They have been applying this theory to understand and (re)design biological systems (Systems and Synthetic Biology) but also to analyse and design control laws for fluid flows, robust synchronization, multi-agent system consensus, smart power networks and congestion control for the Internet.
Their areas of research include:
C. Kelly, A. Harris, H. Steel, E. Hancock, J. Heap, and A. Papachristodoulou, Synthetic negative feedback circuits using engineered small RNAs, Nucleic Acids Research, 46(18), 2018
* H. Steel, A. Sootla, B. Smart, N. Delalez, and A. Papachristodoulou, Improving Orthogonality in Two-Component Biological Signalling Systems using Feedback Control, IEEE Control Systems Letters, 2018
Y. Zheng , R. P. Mason and A. Papachristodoulou, Scalable Design of Structured Controllers using Chordal Decomposition, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2017.
If you find what we do interesting, and you want to apply for a DPhil (PhD) or MSc by Research in our group, then please contact us sooner than later to discuss possible projects. Note that there are several Centres of Doctoral Training that are relevant to our research, especially the EPSRC & BBSRC CDT in Synthetic Biology as well as the EPSRC CDT in Autonomous Intelligent Machines and Systems. If you have a strong academic background, the chances of securing funding for your studies are higher the earlier you apply. Note that applications need to follow the Postgraduate Admissions guidelines.