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Konstantinos Dalamagkidis

Mailing Address:

Institut für Informatik VI

Technische Universität München

Boltzmannstraße 3

85748 Garching bei München

Germany

Tel: +49 89 289 17636 (work)

Fax: +49 89 289 17637 (work)

Tel: +49 163 727 8632 (cell)

web: http//www6.in.tum.de/

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Research Interests

My main area of interest is mobile robotics and in particular modeling, simulation and control problems.

Specifically I am interested in the areas of unmanned systems reliability, intelligent planning and

perception/knowledge acquisition and representation.

Education

Dec 2009 Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering

 

 

, University of South Florida, US

Research field: (a) Nonlinear model predictive control for autorotative landing of small

unmanned helicopters; (b) Policy issues on the integration of unmanned aircraft into the

national airspace system.

Jul 2003 M.Sc. in Electronics and Computer Engineering

 

 

, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Research field: Environmental control of buildings for energy conservation and thermal

comfort of occupants using reinforcement learning.

May 2001 Dipl. in Chemical Engineering

 

 

, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Research experience

June 2010 – current Research associate with the Technical University of Munich, Faculty of Informatics

I am a member of the Robotics and Embedded Systems Chair and currently work for the

ECCEROBOT project in collaboration with two PhD students.

Jan 2010 – May 2010 Research associate with the University of Denver, Unmanned Systems Lab

I participate in project coordination, grant proposal preparation, technical reporting and

other lab activities. My duties also involve mentoring a team of eight PhD students working

in different research projects involving unmanned helicopters, unmanned ground vehicles,

swarming and human-robot interface among others.

Aug 2005 – Dec 2009 PhD candidate with the University of South Florida, Unmanned Systems Lab

Performed research in the field of unmanned aircraft operations safety. Developed a

non-linear, autonomous autorotation controller for unmanned helicopters. I contributed

to a number of research proposals on unmanned systems collaboration, unmanned

aircraft system safety as well as improved vehicle endurance. I also prepared a survey of

unmanned aircraft systems regulation which later resulted in the publication of a book, the

first in the area.

Jan 2005 – May 2007 Research associate with the Technical Educational Institute of Crete, Department of

Natural Resources Engineering

I was involved in the EU-THERMO research project and responsible for the development

of a greenhouse environment simulation model. I also developed fuzzy controller modules

and integrated everything in the TRNSYS software. After Aug 2005 I was involved mostly

with data analysis and technical report preparation.

Research experience (continued)

Nov 2000 – June 2001 Undergraduate student with the National Technical University of Athens, Department

of Chemical Engineering

I took part in a THERMIE research project that involved the retrofitting of the Chemical

Engineering Department building of the National Technical University of Athens with a

50kW photovoltaic array. I was mainly involved at the small PV testing station and the

weather station development on the roof of the building.

Jul 2000 – Sep 2000 Intern at the Center for Renewable Energy Sources, Greece

Practical training in the Photovoltaic Systems department. The objective of my work was

the autonomization of a reverse-osmosis desalinization plant with the use of PV systems. I

collaborated with a graduate student in setting up the connections, an inverter and in doing

preliminary testing of a pilot plant.

Teaching Experience

TA for “CDA 3103 - Computer Organization”

Semesters:

 

 

Summer 2008, Spring 2007, Fall 2006, Summer 2006, Spring 2006, Fall 2005

Department:

 

 

Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida

Graded exams, quizzes and projects, as well as held office hours for a class of 40 to 60

students at a time.

TA for “COT 4400 - Analysis of Algorithms”

Semesters:

 

 

Spring 2008, Fall 2007

Department:

 

 

Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida

Graded exams and homework for classes of about 30-40 students. Also substituted for the

instructor in his absence, taught the help sessions and held office hours.

TA for “CIS 4930 - Object-Oriented Design”

Semesters:

 

 

Summer 2006

Department:

 

 

Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Florida

Held office hours as well as graded exams and programming assignments for a class of

about 35 students.

Instructor of “Computer Science II”

Semesters:

 

 

Spring 2003, Fall 2002, Spring 2002

Department:

 

 

Natural Resources Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Crete

I was one of three instructors for a class of 120 students divided into 3 to 4 sections. This

was an introductory course in programming concepts using Visual Basic. I was responsible

for doing the lecture, supervising hand-on excercises on personal computers as well as

preparing and grading exams and assignments.

Instructor of “Computer Science I”

Semesters:

 

 

Spring 2002

Department:

 

 

Natural Resources Engineering,

Technological Educational Institute of Crete I was one of two instructors involved in

teaching computer fundamentals and office productivity software.

Lab Assistant for “Introduction to Programming: Fortran”

Semesters:

 

 

Fall 2000, Fall 1999

Department:

 

 

Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens.

My responsibility was to assist students in setting up for and preparing their programming

assignments.

Teaching Experience (continued)

Seminars, Courses and Workshops attended for teaching education

Fall 2005–7

 

 

“Graduate Instruction Methods” for Computer Science and Engineering Teaching

Assistants.

Oct 2005

 

 

“Sexual Harassment Awareness”

Aug 2005

 

 

“Teaching Effectiveness Workshop”

Aug 2005

 

 

“Teaching USF Undergraduates: A Workshop for International Teaching Assistants”

Career Development

Jan 2009

 

 

Attended a short course on “Systems Engineering Fundamentals” organized by the

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics.

Feb 2007

 

 

Attended a short course on “Fuel Cell Technology” presented by the Florida Solar Energy

Center/University of Central Florida.

Military Service

Aug 2003 – Jan 2005 Rank and position:

 

 

Second Lieutenant at the Logistics Department of the 3rd and 5th

infantry brigades.

Duties:

 

 

I arranged transportation of people, equipment, food and fuel supplies at the

infantry level. I was also in command of privates (up to small platoons) for training

exercises or other activities of up to 3 weeks in duration.

Professional Activities

Service

• Assisted with the organization of the 1st International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles that took place in

June 2008 in Orlando, FL.

• Assistant to the IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics eNewsletter editor for three years (2006-2008).

• Reviewed several articles for the Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems and the IEEE Transactions on

Systems, Man and Cybernetics.

• Participated in the organization of the 3rd Panhellenic Scientific Chemical Engineering Conference in June 2001

in Athens, Greece.

Memberships

• Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as the IEEE ”Control Systems”,

”Robotics and Automation”, ”Computer” and ”Systems, Man and Cybernetics” Societies.

• Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Computer Skills

Operating Systems:

 

 

Unix/Linux (5 years), Windows (15 years)

Special Software:

 

 

Matlab/Simulink (General Simulation), TRNSYS (Transient System Simulation), X-Plane

(Flight Simulation), Maxima (Computer Algebra System)

Programming

 

 

C/C++ (STL, Boost::Math, Posix Threads, Sockets, Qt), Matlab/Octave, FORTRAN, Python,

Bash scripting, Visual Basic

Office Productivity:

 

 

LA

TEX or the Microsoft and OpenOffice.org Office Suites

Web Development:

 

 

HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP

Language Competency

Native Language

 

 

Greek

English

 

 

Excellent speaking and writing

German

 

 

Intermediate level

French

 

 

Beginner level

List of Publications

Book and book chapters

[1]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis, K.P. Valavanis, and L.A. Piegl.

On Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National

Airspace System: Issues, Challenges, Operational Restrictions, Certification, and Recommendations

 

 

,

volume 36 of

 

 

Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering

. Springer-Verlag, 2009.

[2]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis and D. Kolokotsa. Reinforcement learning for building environmental control. In C. Weber,

M. Elshaw, and N. M. Mayer, editors,

 

 

Reinforcement Learning - Theory and Applications

, chapter 15, pages

283–294. I-Tech Publications, 2008.

Journal

[3]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis, K. P. Valavanis, and L. A. Piegl. Non-linear model predictive control with neural network

optimization for autonomous autorotation of small unmanned helicopters.

 

 

IEEE Transactions on Control

Systems Technology

 

 

, 2010. Accepted.

[4]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis, K. P. Valavanis, and L. A. Piegl. Autonomous autorotation of unmanned rotorcraft using

nonlinear model predictive control.

 

 

Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems

, 57(1):351–369, January 2010.

[5]

 

 

D. Kolokotsa, G. Saridakis, K. Dalamagkidis, S. Dolianitis, and I. Kaliakatsos. Development of an

intelligent indoor environment and energy management system for greenhouses.

 

 

Energy Conversion and

Management

 

 

, 51(1):155–168, January 2010.

[6]

 

 

S. Ioannou, K. Dalamagkidis, K. Valavanis, and E. Stefanakos. Improving endurance and range of a UGV

with gimballed landing platform for launching small unmanned helicopters.

 

 

Journal of Intelligent and Robotic

Systems

 

 

, 53(4):399–416, December 2008.

[7]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis, K.P. Valavanis, and L.A. Piegl. On unmanned aircraft systems issues, challenges and

operational restrictions preventing integration into the national airspace system.

 

 

Progress in Aerospace

Sciences

 

 

, 44(6–7):503–519, October–November 2008.

[8]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis, K.P. Valavanis, and L.A. Piegl. Current status and future perspectives for unmanned aircraft

system operations in the US.

 

 

Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems

, 52(2):313–329, June 2008.

List of Publications (continued)

[9]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis, D. Kolokotsa, K. Kalaitzakis, and G.S. Stavrakakis. Reinforcement learning for energy

conservation and comfort in buildings.

 

 

Building and Environment

, 42(7):2686–2698, July 2007.

[10]

 

 

G. Saridakis, K. Dalamagkidis, D. Kolokotsa, G. S. Stavrakakis, E. Koutroulis, K. Kalaitzakis, E. Antonidakis,

J. Chatzakis, and I. Kaliakatsos. Development of a greenhouse model with an intelligent indoor environment

and energy management system for greenhouses.

 

 

WSEAS Transactions on Environment and Development

,

2(5):690–697, May 2006.

Conference

[11]

 

 

M. H. Mahoor, R. Godzdanker, K. Dalamagkidis, and K. P. Valavanis. Vision-based landing of light weight

unmanned helicopters on a smart landing platform. In

 

 

3rd International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial

Vehicles (UAV’10)

 

 

, June 2010.

[12]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis, K. P. Valavanis, and L. A. Piegl. Autonomous autorotation of unmanned rotorcraft using

nonlinear model predictive control. In

 

 

2nd International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’09)

,

June 2009.

[13]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis, K. P. Valavanis, and L. A. Piegl. Evaluating the risk of unmanned aircraft ground impacts.

In

 

 

Proc. 16th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation

, pages 709–716, June 2008.

[14]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis, K. P. Valavanis, and L. A. Piegl. A survey of unmanned aircraft systems regulation: Status

and future perspectives. In

 

 

Proc. 16th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation

, pages

717–723, June 2008.

[15]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis, S. Ioannou, K. Valavanis, and E. Stefanakos. A mobile landing platform for miniature

vertical take-off and landing vehicles. In

 

 

Proc. 14th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation

,

pages 1–6, June 2006.

[16]

 

 

S. Ioannou, K. Dalamagkidis, K. P. Valavanis, E. K. Stefanakos, and P. H. Wiley. On improving endurance of

unmanned ground vehicles: The ATRV-Jr case study. In

 

 

Proc. 14th Mediterranean Conference on Control

and Automation

 

 

, pages 1–6, June 2006.

[17]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis, G. Saridakis, and D. Kolokotsa. Development of simulation algorithms for control scheme

optimization in greenhouses. In

 

 

Proc. Conference on Dynamic Analysis, Simulation and Testing applied to

the Energy and Environmental Performance of Buildings (DYNASTEE’05)

 

 

, October 2005.

Thesis

[18]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis. Autonomous Vertical Autorotation for Unmanned Helicopters

. Phd dissertation, University

of South Florida, 2009.

[19]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis. Reinforcement learning for energy conservation and comfort in buildings. Master’s thesis,

Technical University of Crete, July 2003.

[20]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis.

Internet service of measurement data - Application in an environmental data measurement

station and a photovoltaic system monitoring station.

 

 

Dipl. Eng. Thesis, National Technical University of

Athens, June 2001.

Major Presentations, White papers and Reports

[21]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis. On integrating unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system.

Tutorial

Presentation in 3rd International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’10)

 

 

, June 2010.

[22]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis. Unmanned aircraft systems - integration into the national airspace system.

Tutorial

Presentation in 1st International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’08)

 

 

, June 2008.

[23]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis. Handling helicopter tail-rotor failures - reducing the risk of catastrophic helicopter accidents

by automatic detection, diagnosis and accommodation of tail-rotor failures.

 

 

Internal White Paper

, May 2008.

[24]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis. On safety and reliability of unmanned mini/small helicopters. Internal Report

, December

2007.

[25]

 

 

K. Dalamagkidis. A greenhouse model for simulation in

 
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