Verica RadisavljevicMechanical Engineering
Office: E&T C159B
I have been a part of CSULA family since Fall 2010, and it has been a challenging and rewarding experience. Before coming to CSULA, I taught and did research at Rutgers University and Lafayette College. My expertise is in dynamics and controls of complex systems (such as biological systems, fuel and solar cells, energy systems, robots, vehicles, aircraft, flexible structures). My goal is to inspire and motivate my students to explore and master area of dynamics and controls.
I have had several years of teaching experience. My teaching interests are in the areas of dynamics, nonlinear dynamics, engineering mathematics, undergraduate and graduate level controls, nonlinear and intelligent control systems, and optimal control. I am interested in educational methods for engineering students, especially teaching advanced and modern topics to undergraduate students. In addition to teaching theoretical courses, I have enjoyed the development of undergraduate control systems and mechatronics laboratories.
My current and future research interests are in the following areas:
- Control, modeling, and dynamics of complex systems described by differential-algebraic equations, including fuel and solar cells, energy systems, robots, vehicles, aircraft, flexible structures, non-classically damped second-order linear systems, and computer communication networks with optical fiber amplifiers.
- Control, dynamics, and modeling of systems described by partial differential equations (distributed parameter systems) with applications to heat transfer.
- Dynamics, modeling and control of bioengineering systems and processes (HIV-virus, eye movement, arterial system), and systems biology (cell signaling and modeling of calcium dynamics, modeling of human metabolism).
- Computations for large scale dynamic controlled systems, flexible structures, systems described by differential-algebraic equation, and computational biology.
- Mechatronics (electronic control of optical fiber amplifiers), design electrical-mechanical systems (motors), and computer simulation with numerical methods.
- Educational methods for teaching advanced (modern) topics to undergraduate students.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
|15. V. Radisavljevic, and S. Koskie, “Suboptimal Strategy for Finite-Time Linear-Quadratic Finite Optimal Control Problem,” IET Control Theory and Applications, in press||Jan. 2012|
|14. V. Radisavljevic, “Improved Potter-Anderson-Moore Method for Solving the Riccati Differential Equation of Optimal Control and Filtering, in press, Applied Mathematics and Computation||2011|
|13. V. Radisavljevic, “On Controllability and System Constraints of the Linear Models of Proton Exchange Membrane and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Journal of Power Sources||2011|
|12. M-B. Cheng, V. Radisavljevic, and W-C. Su, “Sliding Mode Boundary Control of a Parabolic PDE Systems with Parameter Variations and Boundary Uncertainties,” IFAC Automatica||2011|
|11. V. Radisavljevic, “Optimal Control of HIV-virus Nonlinear Dynamics”, Annals on Biomedical Engineering||2009|
Ph.D Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 2001
- Rutgers University
M.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 1996
- Rutgers University
Dipl. Ing. Mechanical Engineering 1990
- University of Belgrade