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 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Best 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) .

all for Robotics/Mechatronics Control Challenge for Undergraduate Students at the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference - DSCC'15 (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)

Jane Zhi Li defened her PhD thesis "Synergy of the Human Arm and Robotic Systems"

Education session (link): Milutinović D.: "Stochastic Processes, Kalman Filtering and Stochastic Control", 2013 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Stanford University, Munger Cntr., Palo Alto, Oct. 21, 2013 (link)

Ross Anderson defended his thesis having published 1 book chapter, 3 journal and 10 conference peer-reviewed papers and submitted 3 journal papers so far.

Jeremy Coupe finished his MS thesis based on our peer-reviewed paper presented at the 2013 AIAA Guidance, Navigation an Control Conference, Boston, MA

Chair of the session on Cooperative and Networked Control at DSCC 2013, Oct. 21-23, Palo Alto,CA 

o-organizer with Jongeun Choi (link) from MSU of the invited session on Stochastic Models, Control and Algorithms in Robotics at ACC 2013, June 17-19, Washington DC
New Book : Redundancy in Robot Manipulators and Multi-Robot Systems,
ć, Dejan and Rosen, Jacob (Eds.), Springer (link)
Best student paper award at DARS 2012: Anderson, R., Milutinović D., A Stochastic Optimal Enhancement of Feedback Control for Unicycle Formations, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), Baltimore, MD (link)
Co-organizer and co-chair with Jongeun Choi from MSU of the invited session on Stochastic Models, Control and Algorithms in Robotics at DSCC 2012, October 18, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (link)
Co-chair of Stochastic Optimal Control I session at CDC 2012, December 10, Maui, HI (link)
Recipient of 2012-13 Hellman Fellowship (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