Miloš Žefran has been at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1999 where he is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he also received a M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He received a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and 1996, respectively. From 1997 to 1999 he was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Scholar at the California Institute of Technology. He was on the faculty at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and held a visiting position at the University of Pisa, Italy. Dr. Žefran has received a NSF Career Award in 2001 and has been continuously supported by the NSF since.
Research Projects: Dr. Žefran’s research ranges from human-robot interaction. cyber-physical systems and robot networks to numerical optimal control, and haptics. Specific topics include human-robot interfaces for the elderly, distributed control of heterogeneous mobile sensor networks: real-time monitoring of cyber-physical systems with applications to automotive control and rehabilitation, model predictive control for switched and hybrid systems, and teaching of sensorimotor skills through haptics.