Professor of Electrical Engineering · Associate Dean for Graduate Studies · EC 223 · ☎ (408) 554-2394 · azecevic@scu.edu

Aleksandar Zecevic

Technical Research

A representative selection of my technical publications is available for download here, and a description of my monograph Control of Complex Systems: Structural Constraints and Uncertainty (co-authored with D. D. Siljak) is shown below.

Control of Complex Systems: Structural Constraints and Uncertainty

Book CoverControl of Complex Systems: Structural Constraints and Uncertainty is written for practicing engineers, researchers and students working in control theory and related areas. It focuses on control design under information structure constraints, with a particular emphasis on large-scale systems. The complexity of such systems poses serious computational challenges and severely restricts the types of feedback laws that can be used in practice. This book systematically addresses the main issues, and provides a number of applications that illustrate potential design methods, most which use Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMIs), which have become a popular design tool over the past two decades.

Authors and use their years of experience in the control field to also:

  • Address issues related to the robust control of large-scale systems in the context of linear matrix inequalities.
  • Discuss a new approach to applying standard LMI techniques to large-scale systems, which combines graphic-theoretic decompositions with appropriate low-rank numerical approximations to dramatically reduce the computational effort.
  • Provide numerous examples and a wide variety of applications, ranging from electric power systems and nonlinear circuits to mechanical problems and dynamic Boolean networks.