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

E.F. Camacho, R. Tempo, S. Yurkovich, and P. Fleming, Guest Editorial, European Journal of Control, p. 287, Vol. 11, No. 4-5, 2005. 2005 - Publication
X. Li and S. Yurkovich, Sliding Mode Control Methodologies for Regulating Idle Speed in IC Engines, Electrical Engineering Handbook, M. K. Sain, Chapter Ed., Academic Press, 2004. 2004 - Publication
J. Hurtig and S. Yurkovich, Nonlinear Parameter Set Estimation, International Journal of Control, Vol. 75, No. 2, pp. 111-122, 2002. 2002 - Publication
X. Li and S. Yurkovich, Sliding Mode Control of Delayed Systems With Application to Engine Idle Speed Control, IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 802-810, 2001. 2001 - Publication
X. Li and S. Yurkovich, Neural Network Based, Discrete Adaptive Sliding Mode Control for Idle Speed Regulation in IC Engines, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 122, No. 2, pp. 269-275, Jun 2000. 2000 - 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]