According to the European Research Council (ERC) announcement, Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis’ proposal C-NORA is one of the 321 proposals (among 2.222 applications) that will be funded across Europe and in all scientific fields within the ERC-2022-CoG (ERC Consolidator Grants) call. This is one of the two proposals, within this call, which will be funded in Greece. This call targets distinguished researchers with 7 to 12 years of experience after obtaining their PhD. Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis is an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Technical University of Crete (TUC).
Some information about the project C-NORA and Associate Professor Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis is presented below.
Project Title: Micro-Macro Secure Control of Infinite-Dimensional Transport Systems
Project Acronym: C-NORA
Project Duration: 5 years
Project Budget: 2.000.000€
Project Short Description: In various real-world systems, continuous (in time/space) transport is the main dynamic characteristic. Two examples are blood transport and epidemics transport. Motivated by the urgent need of design of efficient/safe, epidemics spreading suppression and blood transport monitoring strategies, C-NORA suggests to view different, heterogeneous systems from a "transport" perspective, aiming at development of designs that harmonize control at both micro and macro levels, while addressing key technical features. Focusing on the transport phenomenon provides an opportunity to develop computationally tractable control designs for large-scale, distributed parameter transport systems and enables combination of Partial Differential Equation (PDE) control tools with traffic flow control tools, towards control and estimation of general systems.
Short CV: Dr. Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis is an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the Technical University of Crete, Greece. He has been with the School of ECE since 2019. From 2017 to 2019, he was a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow and, from 2014 to 2017, he was a research associate in the School of Production Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Crete, Greece. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley from 2013 to 2014. He received the Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, in 2013 and 2010, respectively, and the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2007. Dr. Bekiaris-Liberis has authored/coauthored 1 book and about 100 journal and conference papers. Since 2019, he serves as Associate Editor for Automatica. Dr. Bekiaris-Liberis received the Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal in Engineering (best Ph.D. dissertation award in Engineering) from the University of California at San Diego in 2014 and is the recipient of a 2016 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Grant.