DEJAN Milutinović's homepage

My work focuses on the control of robotic and vehicle systems in which the influence of stochastic processes cannot be ignored and needs to be anticipated, for example, the presence of stochastic drifts, measurement and estimation errors and human-in-the loop uncertainty. Stochastic processes can also model any lack of data resulting in a dynamic uncertainty. While one may think of using stochastic models to predict the data and then use the predictions for the control, my approach is to use stochastic processes to model possible dynamic system evolutions and anticipate uncertainties in their control .

This multidisciplinary research is primarily focused on probabilistic models, stochastic dynamics and control with the aim of creating better robotic systems. The main challenges in pursuing this goal are in nonlinearities, multiple degrees of freedom and uncertainties. This work is applicable to robotics, autonomous  systems, next generation of air transportation system (NextGen) and
biomedical research.
Research interest: Stochastic dynamical systems and statistical signal processing, multi-agent systems/robotics, systems biology/immune system, optimal control, hybrid and discrete event systems

Associate Editor: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 
Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Springer


illiam Jeremy Coupe defended his PhD thesis "Optimization of Ramp Area Aircraft Push Back Time Windows in the Presence of Uncertainty" 

The paper "
Safe Navigation With the Collision Avoidance of a Brownian Motion Obstacle" has been accepted for the Proceedings of the 2017 ASME Dynamic Systems and Cotrol Conference (DSCC)

The paper "A Stochastic Approach to Small UAV Feedback Control for Target Tracking and Blind Spot Avoidance" has been accepted for the Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA)

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

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: E2-306