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Kostas Margellos Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Associate Professor

Kostas Margellos PhD

Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Official Fellow, Reuben College

Lecturer at Worcester College

TEL: 01865 283912
COLLEGE: Worcester College, Reuben College


Professor Kostas Margellos received the Diploma in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2008 and the Ph.D. in automatic control from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in November 2012, under the supervision of Professor John Lygeros.

In 2013, 2014 and 2015, he was a post-doctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, UC Berkeley and Politecnico di Milano, respectively.

In 2016, Kostas joined the Control Group at the University of Oxford's Department of Engineering Science, where he is currently an Associate Professor. He is also a Lecturer at Worcester College.

Kostas' research interests currently focus on optimization and control of complex uncertain systems, with applications to generation and load side control for power networks.

Awards and Achievements

  • IFAC Young Author Paper Prize (as advisor)
  • ETH Medal for outstanding doctoral dissertation

Research Interests

  • Reachability analysis and optimal control of hybrid systems
  • Data based optimization
  • Randomized and robust optimization
  • Statistical learning theory
  • Decentralized and distributed computation
  • Decision making in power networks with uncertainty

Research Groups

Current Projects

EPSRC Grant: Aggregative charging control of electric vehicles

Role: PI

Main objective is the development of optimal charging strategies for large fleets of electric vehicles affected by uncertainty.

Food Union DPhil sponsor: Attended home delivery management

Role: PI

Main objective is the development of optimal pricing of online delivery orders using optimal control techniques based on dynamic programming