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Kiriakos Kiriakidis
Kiriakidis in Baltimore

Professor of Estimation and Control
Dept. of Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering
261 Hopper Hall
Annapolis, Maryland 21402


Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, 1996
M.S., Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, 1993
Diploma, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1990

Current Research Projects

Cyber-Physical Systems
Detection and Tracking of Multiple Targets
System-theoretic Analysis of Physiological and Biological Systems
Estimation and Control Based on Aggregate Models (including Fuzzy Systems)


Selected journal articles:

  • T. Severson, B. Croteau, E. Rodriguez-Seda, K. Kiriakidis, R. Robucci, and C. Patel, "A resilient framework for sensor-based attacks on cyber-physical systems using trust-based consensus and self-triggered control," Control Engineering Practice (free access before August 14, 2020).
  • B. Croteau, D. Krishnankutty, K. Kiriakidis, T. Severson, C. Patel, R. Robucci, E. Rodriguez-Seda, and N. Banerjee, "Cross-level detection framework for attacks on cyber-physical systems," Journal of Hardware and Systems Security, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 356--369, Dec 2017. [Online]. Available:
  • M. A. Hurni and K. Kiriakidis, "Planning the Minimum Time and Optimal Survey Trajectory for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in Uncertain Current", Robotics, vol. 4, pp. 516--528, 2015.
  • K. Kiriakidis, "Nonlinear Modeling by Interpolation Between Linear Dynamics and its Application in Control", Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, vol. 129, pp. 813--824, 2007.
  • R.T. O'Brien, Jr. and K. Kiriakidis, "Single-Snapshot Robust Direction Finding'', IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 1964--1978, 2005.
  • D. Gordon and K. Kiriakidis, "Reconfigurable Robot Teams: Modeling and Supervisory Control,'' IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 763--769, 2004.

Selected conference articles:

  • B. Croteau et al., "Alternative Actuation Paths for Ship Applications in the Presence of Cyber-Attacks," 2019 Resilience Week (RWS), San Antonio, TX, USA, 2019, pp. 91-97, doi: 10.1109/RWS47064.2019.8972006.
  • T. Severson et al., "Trust-Based Framework for Resilience to Sensor-Targeted Attacks in Cyber-Physical Systems," 2018 Annual American Control Conference (ACC), Milwaukee, WI, 2018, pp. 6499-6505, doi: 10.23919/ACC.2018.8431909.
  • B. Croteau et al., "Cross-level Detection of Sensor-based Deception Attacks on Cyber-Physical Systems," 2017 IEEE 7th Annual International Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems (CYBER), Honolulu, HI, 2017, pp. 1037-1042, doi: 10.1109/CYBER.2017.8446537.
  • E. J. Rodriguez-Seda, T. Severson and K. Kiriakidis, "Recovery after attacks of deception on Networked Control Systems," 2016 Resilience Week (RWS), Chicago, IL, 2016, pp. 109-114, doi: 10.1109/RWEEK.2016.7573316.
  • K. Kiriakidis, T. Severson and B. Connett, "Detecting and Isolating Attacks of Deception in Networked Control Systems," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC), Wurzburg, 2016, pp. 269-274, doi: 10.1109/ICAC.2016.14.


EW306: Advanced Control Engineering
EW418: Optimal Control and Estimation
EW413: Digital Control Engineering
EW461: Quantitative Methods for Management

Excerpts and Quotes

Protagoras: "Man is the measure of all things."

From the essay Near the Shrine of Akademos: "If the default posture of today’s student is a form of de omnibus disputandum, the professor should be first to question the significance of engineering concepts or scientific truths. Next, the teacher must convince the student that the approach leading to knowledge is itself rewarding and, thus, worth the effort. Perhaps, having grown in such learning environment, the future naval officer will continue to value highly education and knowledge throughout his or her career and beyond."


Kiriakos Kiriakidis was born in Greece.  He received the Diploma in mechanical engineering (1990) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and the M.S. (1993) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees, also in mechanical engineering, from Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Brooklyn, New York.  Since 1996, he has been on the faculty of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, where he is Professor of Estimation and Control.  He served as Department Chair from 2010 to 2015.  Dr. Kiriakidis is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Technical Chamber of Greece.

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