Fotios Kopsaftopoulos

About

Professor Fotis Kopsaftopoulos joined the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in October 2017. He received his Diploma and Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from University of Patras, Greece, where he worked on stochastic system identification, statistical signal processing, and vibration-based probabilistic methods for structural health monitoring (SHM). After completing his Ph.D. in 2012, he served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Stochastic Mechanical Systems and Automation Laboratory of the same Department working on research related to novel personal plane concepts, aircraft 4D trajectory monitoring via adaptive time-varying models, and 4D model predictive control for “green” aircraft guidance. Before joining Rensselaer, he served as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University (April 2013 to September 2017) where we worked on the design, analysis, and integration of intelligent structures and autonomous systems with bio-inspired state sensing and awareness capabilities.  
 
Professor Kopsaftopoulos has published more than 60 journal and conference papers and 2 book chapters. He has participated in various research projects both in the U.S.A. (AFOSR, NSF, NASA, ARPA-e, Boeing) and Europe (FP6 and FP7). He serves as a referee of several international journals and conferences, while he is a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM). Finally, he is the co-Editor of the IWSHM 2015 and 2017 Proceedings and he serves as a Guest Associate Editor of the Structural Health Monitoring and Aerospace journals.

Research

Other Focus Areas

intelligent structural systems, structural health monitoring diagnostics and prognostics, stochastic system identification and machine learning, fly-by-feel aerial vehicles, bio-inspired systems, smart materials and structures

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Fotios Kopsaftopoulos has 103 indexed publications in the subjects of Engineering, Computer Science, and Health Professions.

Shabbir Ahmed, Fotis Kopsaftopoulos
Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering
, 254 LNCE
, 2023
, pp.256-266
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Yiming Fan, Fotis Kopsaftopoulos
Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering
, 254 LNCE
, 2023
, pp.267-276
.
Shabbir Ahmed, Fotis Kopsaftopoulos
Proceedings of the American Control Conference
, 2022-June
, 2022
, pp.3599-3606
.
Shabbir Ahmed, Peiyuan Zhou, Fotis Kopsaftopoulos
78th Vertical Flight Society Annual Forum and Technology Display, FORUM 2022
, 2022
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Airin Dutta, Jianxi Wang, Fotis Kopsaftopoulos, Farhan Gandhi
78th Vertical Flight Society Annual Forum and Technology Display, FORUM 2022
, 2022
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Ahmad Amer, Fotis P. Kopsaftopoulos
Structural Health Monitoring
, 21
, 2022
, pp.1139-1166
.
Shabbir Ahmed, Fotis Kopsaftopoulos
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
, 12048
, 2022
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Airin Dutta, Robert Niemiec, Fotis Kopsaftopoulos, Farhan Gandhi
AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022
, 2022
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Airin Dutta, Michael E. McKay, Fotis Kopsaftopoulos, Farhan Gandhi
AIAA Journal
, 60
, 2022
, pp.160-175
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