Vassilis Syrmos obtained his Ph.D. at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.A. in 1991, in Electrical Engineering. Since 1991, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he is a Professor and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. He also served as the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and the Interim Director of Science and Technology for the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii. He spent a sabbatical leave at The Boeing Company as a Research Fellow.
His interests include geometric and algebraic approaches in linear system theory, computational algorithms methods for signal and image processing, robust/optimal filter design in systems, medical imaging, and prognostics and diagnostics methods related to condition based maintenance systems.
He is the author/coauthor of more than 100 journal and conference papers and the book Optimal Control, 2nd edition, John Wiley, 1995. He was an Associate Editor of Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing. He has served in numerous international conferences in technical program committees, editorial boards and organizing committees. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Office of Naval Research, the Naval Air Systems Command, the Naval Sea Systems Command, The Boeing Company, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Hawaiian Electric Company. Dr. Syrmos has been a consultant for the Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), Innovative Solutions (Nova-Sol), Science Technology International and others. He is a Boeing A.D. Welliver Fellow, a member of the board of Hawaii Technology Development Venture program, a member of the Sigma Xi research organization, and a senior member of IEEE.