Michael Zavlanos

Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Michael  Zavlanos Profile Photo
Michael Zavlanos Profile Photo

Research Interests

Control theory, optimization, and learning; in particular, robotics and autonomous systems, networked and distributed control systems, and cyber-physical systems.

Bio

Michael M. Zavlanos research focuses on control theory, optimization, learning, and AI and, in particular, autonomous systems and robotics, networked and distributed control systems, and cyber-physical systems.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 2008

Positions

  • Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Young Investigator Program Award. Office of Naval Research. 2014
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2012
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2011

Courses Taught

  • ME 758S: Curricular Practical Training
  • ME 591: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • ECE 391: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 291: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • COMPSCI 394: Research Independent Study