DEJAN Milutinović's homepage

My work focuses on quantitative modeling, information processing and decision making in relation to systems with many degrees of freedom, including multi-agent and multi-robot systems, redundant mechanical systems, and biological cell populations. This multidisciplinary research is primarily focused on probabilistic models, stochastic dynamics and control with the aim of discovering fundamental regulatory principles upon which natural systems are built and using these principles in creating better robotic systems. Besides ever-increasing digital computational power, the main challenges in pursuing this goal are in nonlinearities, multi-degrees of freedom and uncertainties. Therefore, I concentrate on the use of stochastic processes to compute control. This work is applicable to biomedical research, next generation of air transportation system (NextGen) and environmental monitoring.
Research interest: Stochastic dynamical systems and statistical signal processing, multi-agent systems/robotics, systems biology/immune system, optimal control, hybrid and discrete event systems

ssociate Editor:
ASME Associate Editor for Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC) and American Control Conference (ACC); Associate Editor for Journal of Intelligent and Robotics Systems, Springer (from 2017)


The paper "Coordinate Frame Free Dubins Vehicle Circumnavigation Using Only Range Based Measurements" has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Wiley

The paper "Scalable Value Approximation for Multiple Target Tail-Chase with Collision Avoidance" has been accepted for the Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Las Vegas, NV

est Conference Paper Award for "Feedback Control of Three-Bead Achiral Robotic Microswimmers", by U Kei Cheang, Hoyeon Kim, Dejan Milutinović, Jongeun Choi, Louis Rogowski and Min Jun Kim at the 12 International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI), Goyang City, Korea, October 28-30, 2015 (link). The paper is a result of my work with the collaborators at Drexel (link) and MSU (link) .

Special issue on Stochastic Models, Control and Algorithms in Robotics, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and control (Guest editors: Jongeun Choi (link) and Dejan Milutinović)
appeared in March 2015 (link)

Dr.-Ing. Dejan Milutinović, Associate Professor                    
Department of Computer Engineering
Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
e-mail: dejan at soe dot ucsc dot edu

Office: E2-229
Lab: BE-350C