Vassilis Syrmos
Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Hawaii (UH)

Dr. Vassilis Syrmos is the Vice President for Research and Innovation of the University of Hawaii System.  During his tenure at the University of Hawaii, Dr. Syrmos has served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Associate Dean and Professor for the College of Engineering.

As the UH Associate Vice Chancellor of Research, he has worked on many projects including developing major research facilities such as the Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE Hale), the state’s only laboratory to be rated LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum.

His interest include geometric and algebraic approaches in linear system theory, computational algorithms methods for signal and image processing, robust/optimal filter design in systems, medical imaging, and prognostics and diagnostic methods related to condition based maintenance systems.

Dr. Syrmos has authored/coauthored more than 100 journals and conference papers.  He served on numerous international conferences in technical program committees, editorial boards and organizing committees.  His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Office of Naval Research, the Naval Air Systems Command, the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Air Force Research Labs at Wright Patterson, the Army Research Labs, The Boeing Company, Hawaiian Electric Company and Hamamatsu Photonics.

Dr. Syrmos has been a consultant for the Canada France Hawaii Telescope, Innovation Solutions, Science Technology International and others.  He is a Boeing AD Welliver Fellow, a member of the Sigma Xi research organization and senor member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Dr. Syrmos obtained his Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in electrical engineering and a diploma in electrical engineering from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.