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Thanos Panagopoulos



California State University, Fresno


Science II Building #248 
2576 E. San Ramon Avenue
M/S ST90 Fresno CA 93740, USA

+1 559-278-5152​​



Short Bio


Thanos Panagopoulos (nee Aris Athanasios Panagopoulos) is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at California State University, Fresno, USA. He has dedicated himself to prototyping new intelligent technology to shape the production and urban landscape of tomorrow. His interests include a wide range of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science related fields:​​

  • ​Machine Learning (Reinforcement Learning, Supervised Learning, Approximation Methods)

  • Data Mining (Massive Data Sets, Feature Selection and Dimensionality Reduction techniques)

  • Control Theory (Decision-making, Intelligent/Optimal/Adaptive Control, System Identification) 

  • Multiagent Systems (Stochastic Games, Multiagent Learning, Algorithmic Game Theory)

  • Optimization (Dynamic/Integer Programming, Multiobjective Optimization)

  • Intelligent Systems ​​(Smart Grid/Home/City/Agriculture, Human-agent Collectives, Internet of Things)​

​Thanos received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Southampton, UK, in 2016. He also spent two years leading intelligent systems research as a post-doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley, USA. He also holds a diploma in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Technical University of Crete, Greece. ​

​Thanos has worked with several institutions, agencies, and firms in a number of multi-million dollar collaborative research endeavors and has strong experience in leading interdisciplinary research and managing diverse teams.​ For more details on current and past projects, please refer to projects.

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Scientist Recognition
    Recognition from the Greek state for contributions to the field of computer science.

  • Collaborate to Innovate Award
    Recognition from The Engineer—the UK’s longest-running engineering publication—for the ORCHID project, considering it the most innovative, technology-led collaboration across the manufacturing industry and academia in the information, data & connectivity category in the UK.

  • Doctor of Philosophy Scholarship
    Fully-funded research scholarship via a respective award held in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at University of Southampton and supported from the UK’s main agency for research funding  in engineering and the physical sciences: the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).


  • PAIS 2012 Best Student Paper Award
    Received for the paper: “Predicting the Power Output of Distributed Renewable Energy Resources within a Broad Geographical Region” coauthored with Georgios Chalkiadakis and Eftichios Koutroulis in Proc. of the 20th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems track (ECAI 2012/PAIS 2012), Montpellier, France, August 2012.

  • TUC Innovative Idea Award
    Received from Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece for the proposition entitled: “Gadgets: Wireless Dices for Table-Games, USB-Backgammon” (including monetary prize).

Thanos First-order Academic Genealogy

  • ​Vice-Provost (Research) Nicholas R. Jennings, Imperial College London, UK (PhD supervisor)

  • Professor Alex Rogers, University of Oxford, UK (PhD supervisor)

  • ​Professor George Chalkiadakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece (Diploma supervisor)