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Antonios Tsourdos

Professor of Autonomous Systems and Control Engineering, Cranfield University

Professor Tsourdos obtained a MEng on Electronic, Control and Systems Engineering from the University of Sheffield (1995), an MSc on Systems Engineering from Cardiff University (1996) and a PhD on Nonlinear Robust Autopilot Design and Analysis from Cranfield University (1999).

He joined the Cranfield University in 1999 as lecturer, appointed Head of the Autonomous Systems Group in 2007 and Professor of Autonomous Systems in 2009 and Director of Research - Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing in 2015. Professor Tsourdos was member of the Team Stellar, the winning team for the UK MoD Grand Challenge (2008) and the IET Innovation Award (Category Team, 2009).

Professor Tsourdos is an editorial board member of:
Proceedings of the IMechE Part G Journal of Aerospace Engineering
IEEE Transactions of Instrumentation and Measurement
Aerospace Science & Technology
International Journal of Systems Science
Systems Science & Control Engineering
International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences.
Professor Tsourdos is a Vice-Chair of the IFAC Technical Committees on Aerospace Control, an member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Networked Systems, Discrete Event and Hybrid Systems,and Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles.

Professor Tsourdos is also member of the AIAA Technical Committee on Guidance, Control and Navigation; AIAA Unmanned Systems Program Committee; IEEE Control System Society Technical Committee on Aerospace Control (TCAC) and IET Robotics & Mechatronics Executive Team.


  • –present
    Professor of Autonomous Systems and Control Engineering, Cranfield University