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Themistoklis Sapsis

Contact Info

room 5-318

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Education

  • 2005

    NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

    Diploma
  • 2011

    MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)

    Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Extreme events
  • Uncertainty quantification and prediction
  • Turbulent systems
  • Nonlinear water waves
  • Random vibrations
  • Energy harvesting

Honors + Awards

  • 2020, Verisk AI Faculty Research Award
  • 2020, MathWorks Faculty Research Innovation Fellowship, MIT
  • 2017, Doherty Associate Professor Chair in Ocean Utilization, MIT
  • 2016, Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award
  • 2015, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
  • 2015, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Ocean Sciences
  • 2015, Army Research Office Young Investigator Award
  • 2015, Office of Naval Research - Summer Faculty Research Program Fellow
  • 2013, Recipient of the first American Bureau of Shipping Career Development Chair, MIT

Memberships

  • American Physical Society
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers

Professional Service

  • 2017-present, Editorial Board, Spinger Nature Nonlinear Dynamics
  • 2017-present, Editorial Board, SIAM/ASA Journal of Uncertainty Quantification
  • 2014-present, Editorial Board, Journal of Ocean and Wind Energy

Teaching

  • 2.121/2.122 Stochastic Systems
  • 2.003 Dynamics and Control
  • 2.700/2.701 Principles of Naval Architecture
  • 2.081/16.230 Plates and Shells: Static and Dynamic Analysis