Kappos Efthimios

Associate Professor

Office: Main Building of Faculty of Sciences, 3rd Floor, Room ??

Phone Number: +302310997958

Email: kappos@math.auth.gr Website: Personal Website


MA Oxon 1980 (First Class Honours)

MS MIT 1983

MA University of California, Berkeley, 1985

Areas: Differential Geometry, Dynamical Systems

PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1986

Thesis title: Large deviation for singular diffusions with dissipative drift, an optimal control approach

Thesis committee: S. Sastry, P. Varaiya, C. Pugh

Professional Experience

  • Northeastern University, Boston, 1987-1989
  • City University, London 1989-1990
  • University of Sheffield, Department of Applied Mathematics 1991-2004
  • Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering 2005-2014
  • Aristotle Univ. Thessaloniki, School of Mathematics, Faculty of Pure Sciences 2014-now
  • Academic Visits to Oxford University (1992), UC Berkeley (1995-96), UC Santa Barbara (1996-97), Yasar University, Izmir (2013-14)

Research Interests

Global Control Theory and Stability

Bifurcations and Dynamical Systems

Differential Topology

Application areas (Mathematical Biology, Power System Dynamics)

Selected Publications

  • Athans, P. Kapasouris, E. Kappos, H.A. Spang: Linear-Quadratic-Gaussian with Loop- Transfer-Recovery Methodology for the F–100 Engine, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 9–1, Jan.–Feb. 1986, pp. 45–52
  • A Global Geometrical Input–Output Linearization Theory, IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, 9, 1992, pp. 1–21
  • The Role of Morse–Lyapunov Functions in the Design of Nonlinear Global Feedback Dynamics, Chapter 12, pp. 249-267 in: A. Zinober ed.: ‘‘Variable Structure and Lyapunov Control’’, Springer Verlag, January 1994
  • Dynamics of Polynomial Systems at Infinity, Elec. Journal of Differential Equations, 15pp., 2001–22, 2001
  • Control-Transverse Dynamics and Bifurcation Behaviour, Int. Journal of Differential Equations and Applications, 12–4, December 2013, pp.197–207