Kostas Alexis obtained his Ph.D. in the field of aerial robotics control and collaboration from the University of Patras, Greece in 2011. After successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis, he was awarded a Swiss Government fellowship and moved to Switzerland and ETH Zurich. From 2012 to June 2015 he held the position of Senior Researcher at the Autonomous Systems Lab of ETH Zurich. During the summer of 2015, he moved to the Computer Science & Engineering Department of the University of Nevada, Reno where he got tenured in 2020. As of Fall 2020, Prof. Alexis moved to the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as a Full Professor of Robotics. He is the founder and director of the Autonomous Robots Lab conducting research in the domain of autonomy, perception, planning, and control. Dr. Alexis’ research has received multiple awards, including the recent win of Team CERBERUS at the DARPA Subterranean Challenge.