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Ioannis Lestas

Associate Professor

Fellow of Clare College

Telephone:+44 1223 748378
Office Location:Control group, Department of Engineering

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Ioannis Lestas is an Associate Professor at the University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering and Fellow of Clare College. He graduated with a BA (Starred First) and an MEng (Distinction) in Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences from the University of Cambridge (ranked in the top 1-2%). He has a PhD from Cambridge in Control Theory, which he completed as a Gates Scholar and Trinity College Research Scholar. He was elected to a Junior Research Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and was awarded a five year Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship (492 771 GBP award). He is also the recipient of a five year ERC starting grant (1.5 million EUR award). His work has been published in the leading journals in control theory, power systems and smart grids, and in high impact factor journals like Nature.

Research Overview
- Control of networks, decentralized control, analysis and design of large scale systems.
- Power systems, smart grids, voltage/frequency control, stability and optmisation in microgrids, optimal dispatch of storage/distributed generation.
- Gene regulatory networks, noise in biochemical reaction networks.
- Theory: Network analysis and control, Lyapunov methods, Robust/Optimal Control, Time-delayed systems, Monotone Systems, Jump Markov processes, fundamental limits in feedback performance, convex optimization, graph theory.

Research Group
Research associates:
- Khaled Laib
- Xiaodong Cheng
- Mengmou Li
- Jeremy Watson

PhD students:
- Yemi Ojo (Yousef Jammel Scholarship)
- Giovanni Pugliese Carratelli (EPSRC DTA award)
- Ioannis Papastaikoudis (Vice-Chancellor's and George & Marie Vergottis Scholarship)
- Liam Hallinan (George Moore Scholarship, EPSRC DTA award)
- Xin Qin