Ioannis Raptis

Assistant Professor

Ioannis Raptis
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College of Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Ph.D.Electrical Engineering / University of South Florida
M.S.Electrical Engineering / The Ohio State University
B.S.Electrical and Computer Engineering / Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Dr. Raptis joined the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2019. He is the director of the Autonomous Robotic Systems Laboratory (ARSL). Dr. Raptis received his Dipl-Ing. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and his Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. In 2010 he received his Ph.D. degree in the department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida. Before joining NC A&T State University, Dr. Raptis held a Postdoctoral Fellow position at Georgia Institute of Technology, with a joint appointment in ECE and AE, and an Assistant Professor position in Mechanical Engineering at University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Research Interests

Nonlinear dynamic systems theory, cooperative control, distributed estimation, multi-agent dynamical systems, fault diagnosis and prognosis, flight control systems.

Recent Publications

  • Vincent Kwao, Hilina Workneh, Ioannis Raptis (2024). (Conceptualization, Realization, and Validation of Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems for Sensing and Automation). (4) 3, pp. 044501. ASME Letters in Dynamic Systems and Control.
  • Ioannis Raptis, Christopher Hansen, Martin Sinclair (2022). (Design, modeling, and constraint-compliant control of an autonomous morphing surface for omnidirectional object conveyance). (2) 40, pp. 213--233. Robotica.
  • Mrinmoy Sarkar, Xuyang Yan, Berat Erol, Ioannis Raptis, Abdollah Homaifar (2021). (A novel search and survey technique for unmanned aerial systems in detecting and estimating the area for wildfires). 145, pp. 103848. Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
  • Mehmet Guney, Ioannis Raptis (2021). (Dynamic prioritized motion coordination of multi-AGV systems). 139, pp. 103534. Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
  • Ioannis Raptis, Elaheh Noursadeghi (2020). (Distributed Fault Diagnosis of Nonlinear Stochastic Systems With Monitoring Networks). (IEEE Access) 8, pp. 135933--135947.
  • Mehmet Guney, Ioannis Raptis (2020). (Scheduling-based optimization for motion coordination of autonomous vehicles at multilane intersections). (Journal of Robotics) 2020,
  • Elaheh Noursadeghi, Ioannis Raptis (2018). (Reduced-order distributed fault diagnosis for large-scale nonlinear stochastic systems). (Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control) (5) 140, pp. 051009. ASME.
  • Christopher Sconyers, Young-Ki Lee, Kilsoo Kim, Sehwan Oh, Dimitri Mavris, Nikunj Oza, Robert Mah, Rodney Martin, Ioannis Raptis, GJ Vachtsevanos (2013). (Diagnosis of fault modes masked by control loops with an application to autonomous hovercraft systems). (International journal of prognostics and health management) pp. 1--15. PHM Society.
  • Ioannis Raptis, Kimon Valavanis, George Vachtsevanos (2011). (Linear tracking control for small-scale unmanned helicopters). (IEEE Transactions on control systems technology) (4) 20, pp. 995--1010.
  • Ioannis Raptis, Kimon Valavanis, Wilfrido Moreno (2010). (A novel nonlinear backstepping controller design for helicopters using the rotation matrix). (IEEE transactions on control systems technology) (2) 19, pp. 465--473.
  • Ioannis Raptis, Kimon Valavanis (2010). (Linear and nonlinear control of small-scale unmanned helicopters). Springer.
  • Ioannis Raptis, Kimon Valavanis, Wilfrido Moreno (2009). (System identification and discrete nonlinear control of miniature helicopters using backstepping). (Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems) (2-3) 55, pp. 223--243.
  • Ioannis Raptis, Kimon Valavanis, Abraham Kandel, Wilfrido Moreno (2009). (System identification for a miniature helicopter at hover using fuzzy models). (Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems) (3) 56, pp. 345--362.
  • Sujatha Srinivasan, Ioannis , Eric Westervelt (2008). (Low-dimensional sagittal plane model of normal human walking). (Journal of Biomechanical Engineering) (5) 130, pp. 051017.
  • Ioannis Raptis, Kimon Valavanis (2007). (Airplane Basic Equations of Motion and Open-Loop Dynamics). (Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) pp. 49--72. Springer, Dordrecht.