Stephen Yurkovich

Louis Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Chair
Professor - System Engineering
Director of Center for Control Science and Technology
sxy111430@utdallas.edu
972-883-2305
ECSS 3.803
Tags: Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Systems Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

PhD - Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame - 1984
B.S. - Engineering Science
Rockhurst University - 1978

Research Areas

Bio

As the first head of systems engineering at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, I am spearheading a department that enables our graduates to take leading roles in product development, R&D and a wide range of other interdisciplinary high-tech efforts within industry, government and academia.

Honors, Awards and Recognition
  • Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, Faculty Teaching Award, Academic Year 2016-2017
  • Elected to IEEE Board of Directors, Division X (Director-Elect 2012, Director 2013-14)
  • Elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (2001)
  • 2008 John R. Ragazzini Award in Control Education from the American Automatic Control Council
  • Semi-Plenary Lecture, 2006 Conference on Decision and Control, “Calibrating the Control Engineer”
  • Speaker in Special Plenary Panel (invited), 2004 American Control Conference“Winning that Academic Job”
  • OSU College of Engineering, 2004 Honda Partnership Award
  • Speaker in Special Plenary Panel (invited), 2003 Conference on Decision and Control, “Future of Control in Automotive Applications”
  • The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, 2002 Lumley Interdisciplinary Research Award
  • IEEE Columbus Section 2001 Fellow of the Year
  • IEEE Control Systems Society 2000 Distinguished Member Award
  • IEEE Millennium Medal recipient (2000)
  • Plenary speaker, 1998 International Symposium on Intelligent Robotic Systems
  • Plenary speaker, 1997 European Control Conference
  • The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, Lumley Research Award (1991, 1996)
Research Interests
  • System identification and modeling for control; nonlinear control systems; automotive control systems; energy storage systems modeling, identification and control; robotics and automation; flexible mechanical structures; aerospace control systems; process control systems; welding control systems
  • Energy storage systems modeling, identification and control; automotive engine and powertrain control systems; combustion feedback control; after treatment systems modeling and control; torque converter control

Publications

J. Meyer, S. Yurkovich, and S. Midlam-Mohler, “A Model Based Estimator for Cylinder Specific Air-to-Fuel Ratio Corrections,” ASME J. Dynamics Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 133, No. 3, 2011. 2011 - Publication
Al-Durra, M. Canova, and S. Yurkovich, “A Model-Based Methodology for Real-Time Estimation of Diesel Engine Cylinder Pressure,” ASME J. Dynamics Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 133, No. 3, 2011. 2011 - Publication
Al-Durra, S. Yurkovich, and Y. Guezennec, Study of Nonlinear Control Schemes for an Automotive Traction PEM Fuel Cell System, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 35, No. 20, pp. 11291 - 11307, Oct 2010. 2010 - Publication
Y. Hu, S. Yurkovich, Y. Guezennec, and B. J. Yurkovich, “A technique for dynamic battery model identification in automotive applications using linear parameter varying structures,” IFAC Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 17, pp. 1190 - 1201, 2009. 2009 - Publication
M. Canova, Y. Guezennec, and S. Yurkovich, On the Control of Engine Start/Stop Dynamics in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 131, Issue 6, 2009. 2009 - Publication
D. O. Sigthorsson, P. Jankovsky, A. Serrani, S. Yurkovich, M. A. Bolender, and D. B. Doman, Robust Linear Output Feedback Control of an Air-Breathing Hypersonic Vehicle, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 31, No. 4, Jul-Aug 2008. 2008 - Publication
J. Parker, A. Serrani, S. Yurkovich, M. A. Bolender, and D. B. Doman, Control-oriented Modeling of an Air-breathing Hypersonic Vehicle, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Navigation, pp. 856-869, May-Jun 2007. 2007 - Publication
Y. Luo, A. Serrani, S. Yurkovich, M. W. Oppenheimer, and D. B. Doman, A Model-Predictive Dynamic Control Allocation Scheme for Re-entry Vehicles, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Navigation, Vol. 30, No. 1 , pp. 100-113, Jan-Feb 2007. 2007 - Publication
Y. Luo, A. Serrani, S. Yurkovich, M. W. Oppenheimer, and D. B. Doman, A Model-Predictive Dynamic Control Allocation Scheme for Re-entry Vehicles, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Navigation, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 100-113, Jan-Feb 2007. 2007 - Publication
V. Asnani, R. Singh, and S. Yurkovich, Active Control of Amplitude or Frequency Modulated Sounds in a Duct, Noise Control Engineering Journal, 53(5), 211-221, Sep-Oct 2005. 2005 - Publication

Appointments

Acting Director
Ohio State University [2007–2018]
Director
Honda-OSU Partnership Program [2003–2011]
Visiting Professor
Universit Catholique de Louvain, Belgium [2001–2018]
Professor
Ohio State University [1996–2011]
Education Director
[1996–2011]
Visiting Associate Professor
University of Notre Dame [1992–2018]
Adjunct Professor
Ohio Aerospace Institute [1990–2006]
Associate Director
Ohio State University [1989–1996]
Assistant Professor
Ohio State University [1984–1989]