Michail Zavlanos, Assistant Professor  


Michail Zavlanos

Michael M. Zavlanos specializes in the area of networked dynamical systems and distributed control, with applications to robotic, sensor, biomolecular, and social networks.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  188 Hudson Hall
Office Phone:  (919) 660-5528
Email Address:   send me a message
Web Page: http://people.duke.edu/~mz61/

Education:

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2008
M.S.E., University of Pennsylvania, 2005
M.S.E., National Technical University of Athens, 2002
Research Interests:

A range of topics in the emerging discipline of networked dynamical systems, which studies systems of physical agents interacting via a communication medium in search of joint control principles that determine network behavior. Focus on robotic and sensor networks, with applications in formation flying, communication maintenance or intruder detection, as well as on biological and social networks, whose structure and operations respectively determine the way in which many diseases are formed and information is spread. Particularly interested in hybrid solution techniques, on the interface of control theory with the discrete science of networks and graphs.

Specialties:

Controls
Distributed Systems
Robotics
Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, May, 2014
Young Investigator Program Award, Office of Naval Research
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, National Science Foundation
NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, NSF, February, 2011
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, National Science Foundation
Provost Award in recognition of outstanding achievements in research and scholarship, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2010-2011
Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • CEE 627.01, LINEAR SYSTEM THEORY Synopsis
    Hudson 216, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Teaching (Spring 2020):

  • ME 344L.001, CONTROL SYSTEMS Synopsis
    Hudson 125, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • ME 344L.01L, CONTROL SYSTEMS Synopsis
    Hudson 149, W 08:30 AM-11:20 AM
  • ME 344L.02L, CONTROL SYSTEMS Synopsis
    Hudson 149, W 11:45 AM-02:35 PM
  • ME 344L.03L, CONTROL SYSTEMS Synopsis
    Hudson 149, Th 08:30 AM-11:20 AM
  • ME 344L.04L, CONTROL SYSTEMS Synopsis
    Hudson 149, Th 03:05 PM-05:30 PM
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Kantaros, Y; Zavlanos, MM, Sampling-based optimal control synthesis for multirobot systems under global temporal tasks, Ieee Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 64 no. 5 (May, 2019), pp. 1916-1931, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Ma, WJ; Oh, C; Liu, Y; Dentcheva, D; Zavlanos, MM, Risk-averse access point selection in wireless communication networks, Ieee Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 6 no. 1 (March, 2019), pp. 24-36, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Freundlich, C; Zhang, Y; Zavlanos, MM, Distributed Hierarchical Control for State Estimation with Robotic Sensor Networks, Ieee Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 5 no. 4 (December, 2018), pp. 2023-2035, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [doi]  [abs].
  4. Guo, M; Zavlanos, MM, Probabilistic Motion Planning Under Temporal Tasks and Soft Constraints, Ieee Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 63 no. 12 (December, 2018), pp. 4051-4066, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [doi]  [abs].
  5. Lee, S; Zavlanos, MM, Approximate projection methods for decentralized optimization with functional constraints, Ieee Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 63 no. 10 (October, 2018), pp. 3248-3260, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [doi]  [abs].