Mihailo R. Jovanovic - Biosketch
Mihailo R. Jovanovic was born in Arandjelovac, Serbia. He received the
Dipl. Ing. and M.S. degrees from the University of Belgrade, Serbia,
in 1995 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the
University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2004, under the direction
of Bassam Bamieh. Before joining the University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Department of
Mechanics, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, from
September to December 2004. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of
Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, where he also serves as the Director of Graduate Studies
in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Control Science and
Dynamical Systems. He has held visiting positions with Stanford
University and the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications.
Professor Jovanovic's expertise is in modeling, dynamics, and control of
large-scale and distributed systems and his current research focuses on
sparsity-promoting optimal control, dynamics and control of fluid flows,
and fundamental limitations in the design of large dynamic networks. He is
a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE), and a member of the American Physical Society (APS) and the Society
for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He currently serves as an
Associate Editor of the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization and had
served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Society
Conference Editorial Board from July 2006 until December 2010.
Professor Jovanovic received a CAREER Award from the National Science
Foundation in 2007, an Early Career Award from the University of Minnesota
Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment in 2010, a Resident
Fellowship within the Institute on the Environment at the University of
Minnesota in 2012, the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award from the
IEEE Control Systems Society in 2013, the University of Minnesota
Informatics Institute Transdisciplinary Research Fellowship in 2014, and
the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Mechanical
Engineering at UC Santa Barbara in 2014. Papers of his students were
finalists for the Best Student Paper Award at the American Control
Conference in 2007 and 2014.
Selected Honors and Awards
Finalist, Best Student Paper Award, 2014 American Control Conference, Portland, OR (as advisor).
Finalist, Best Student Paper Award, 2007 American Control Conference, New York City, NY (as advisor).
Advisor: Bassam Bamieh
With Francesco Bullo, the Vice President for Publication Activities of the
IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), during the IEEE CSS Awards Ceremony at
the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Florence, Italy;
With Carl Meinhart during the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the
Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of California Santa
Barbara; October 2014.
Image Credit: UCSB Mechanical Engineering.