Dr. Bakolas joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin as an Assistant Professor in fall 2012. He received his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with highest honors from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 2004 and his MS. and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 2007 and 2011, respectively.
 
His main research interests include optimal control theory (deterministic and stochastic), differential games and game theory, computational and algorithmic geometry, dynamic programming, optimization based control, nonlinear control, and their applications to problems of autonomous agents and multi-agent networks.