Miroslav Krstic


Associate Vice Chancellor for Research


Director, Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics, UCSD


Daniel L. Alspach Endowed Chair in Dynamic Systems and Control


Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering




Department of Mechanical & Aero. Eng.
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411


E-Mail: krstic@ucsd.edu

Admin. Assistant for CCSD matters: Melissa Kumler, (858) 822-1269, mkumler@ucsd.edu

Admin. Coordinator for Research Affairs matters: Patrice Lock, (858) 822-3439, plock@ucsd.edu


Office in CCSD/MAE: 1808 EBUI          Office in Research Affairs: Building 965 (receptionist will escort you to my office)

For the locations of my two offices and directions between them, click here. (A is Engineering/EBUI building, B is Research Affairs/965 building.)

Phone in CCSD/MAE: (858) 822-1374                  Phone in Research Affairs: (858) 534-5556       (Do not leave voicemail – send email)


Lab: 2101 EBUI, phone: (858) 534-5670      FAX: (858) 822-3107


As Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Professor Krstic oversees the following UCSD units:

·       Organized Research Units (cross-campus institutes and centers)

·       Research Proposal Development Services (RPDS) and Limited Submissions

·       Postdoctoral Affairs

·       Research Personnel Affairs

·       Shared Research Facilities





Summary of my research:    SHORT     LONG, with citations                

For the curious: my 4 representative papers     Sample TALKS


Control Theory: Nonlinear & adaptive control. Stabilization of PDEs. Extremum seeking. Delay systems. Stochastic averaging and stabilization in probability. Non-cooperative games.

Applications (click on the link for papers): Fluid/thermal dynamics (flow instabilities and aerodynamic drag, mixing, vortex shedding, jet engine/gas turbine compressors, fluid networks, thermal/flow instabilities, combustion). Fusion/plasmas, magnetohydrodynamics, accelerators, lasers. Source seeking in GPS-denied environments. Locomotion of fish and cells. Automotive engines. Marine vehicles. Aircraft endurance, aircraft wing rock, helicopter noise, satellites. Flexible beams. Biological and chemical reactors. 


[B1]       Nonlinear and Adaptive Control Design, Wiley, 1995.

[B2]       Stabilization of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems, Springer, 1998.

[B3]       Flow Control by Feedback, Springer, 2002.

[B4]       Real-Time Optimization by Extremum Seeking Control, Wiley, 2003.

[B5]       Control of Turbulent and Magnetohydrodynamic Channel Flows, Birkhauser, 2007.

[B6]       Boundary Control of PDEs: A Course on Backstepping Designs, SIAM, 2008.

[B7]       Delay Compensation for Nonlinear, Adaptive, and PDE Systems, Birkhauser,  2009.

[B8]       Adaptive Control of Parabolic PDEs, Princeton University Press, 2010

[B9]       Stochastic Averaging and Stochastic Extremum Seeking, Springer, 2012. 

[B10]    Nonlinear Control Under Nonconstant Delays, SIAM, 2013. 

[B11]    Predictor Feedback for Delay Systems: Implementations and Approximations, Birkhauser, 2013. 

[B12]    Model-Free Stabilization by Extremum Seeking, Springer, 2017. 


Books by topic (click on the icon):


Nonlinear Control

Extremum Seeking

PDE Control


Flow Control

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Detailed citation summary from Google Scholar, including h-index.        


       Erdös number: 3 (via this paper with Ruth Williams)











   Stephen Chen

  Z.-H. Li, 1997 (UMd

  Rafael Vazquez, 2006

  Andras Balogh (1998-2002) 

   Leobardo Camacho

  Faycal Ikhouane, 1997 (EMI) 

  Nick Killingsworth, 2007

  Weijiu Liu (1998-99) 

   Shumon Koga

  H.-H. Wang, 1998 (UMd

  Jennie Cochran, 2008

  Eduardo Cerpa (2007-2008)

   Mostafa Bagheri

  Hua Deng, 2000 

  Antranik Siranosian, 2009

  Shujun Liu (2008-2009)

   Huan Yu

  Dejan Boskovic, 2001 

  Nima Ghods, 2011

  Andrey Smyshlyaev (2007-2010)

   John Holloway

  Ole Morten Aamo, 2002 (NTNU) 

  Paul Frihauf, 2012

  Florent Di Meglio (2011-2012)

   Nick Willems

  Kartik Ariyur, 2002 

  James Krieger, 2012

  Beibei Ren (2010-2013)

   Abel Imoleayo

  Lawrence Yuan, 2002 

  Alex Scheinker, 2012

  Scott Moura (2011-2013)

   Dylan Drotman

  J.-Y. Choi, 2002 (Pohang U)

  Nikos Bekiaris-Liberis, 2013

  Federico Bribiesca (2012-2014)

  Olga Koroleva, 2004 

  Halil Basturk, 2013

  Mamadou Diagne (2013-2015)


  Eugenio Schuster, 2004

  Azad Ghaffari, 2013

  Guillaume Olive (2015-2016)


  C.-L. Zhang, 2006 (U Dayton)

  Shuxia Tang, 2016


   Azad Ghaffari

  Andrey Smyshlyaev, 2006

  Greg Mills, 2016









o   Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, 2015

o   Chongqing University, China, 2015

o   Donghua University, China, 2015

o   Dalian Maritime University, China, 2016




PLENARY and other major LECTURES   

  1. ASME Nyquist Lecture, Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Columbus, OH, 2015
  2. IFAC Workshop on Advanced Control and Navigation for Autonomous Aerospace Vehicles, Sevilla, Spain, 2015
  3. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, 2014 (video)
  4. Congreso Nacional de Control Automático, Mexico, 2013
  5. IFAC Workshop on Control of Systems Governed by Partial Differential Equations, Paris, 2013
  6. IFAC Nonlinear Control Systems Symposium (NOLCOS), Toulouse, France, 2013

7.     IFAC Workshop on Adaptation and Learning in Control and Signal Proc., Caen, France, 2013

8.     IEEE Workshop on Open Problems and Challenges in Automotive Control, Washington DC, 2013

  1. IEEE International Conference on Electronics and Automation, Chengdu, China, 2012

10.  7th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Automation, Singapore, 2012

  1. 11th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics, and Vision, Singapore, 2010
  2. IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Yokohama, Japan, 2010 (movie, pdf)
  3. 18th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace, Nara, Japan, 2010
  4. 52nd National Symposium on Automatic Control (TOK'10), Gebze, Turkey, 2010
  5. IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Prague, Czech Republic, 2010
  6. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Hollywood, California, 2009.
  7. Mediterranean Control Conference, Ajaccio, France, 2008.
  8. Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Yantai, 2008.
  9. IFAC Symp. Adaptive Systems in Control and Signal Processing, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007.
  10. IFAC NOLCOS Symposium, Pretoria, South Africa, 2007.

21.  IEEE Adv. Process Control Workshop, Vancouver, Canada, 2007.

  1. Chinese Control Conference, Harbin, 2006.


       Diamond Anniversary Lecture (movie), Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois, 2011.

       Nokia Distinguished Lecture (movie), UC Berkeley, 2008.


       Lecture tour of the UK, Royal Academy of Engineering, 2013

       Distinguished Lecturer, EECI Graduate School on Control, Belgrade, Serbia, 2013 and 2014

       Distinguished Lecturer, International Summer School on Automatic Control, Grenoble, France, 2012.

       Distinguished Lecturer, Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC), Summer School on “Optimization and Control,” 2012

       Distinguished Lecturer, HYCON-EECI Graduate School on Control, Supelec, France, 2012

       Eastern Canada Lecture Tour (5 universities), IEEE Control Systems Society,  2009

       Distinguished Lecturer, Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC), Summer School on “Nonlinear Control,” 2007

       Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2006-2010.

       Southwest Mechanics Lecture Tour, Distinguished Lecturer, 2003. 


       Kokotovic Fest, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009

       Sontag Fest, Rutgers University, 2012

       Bastin Fest, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 2012

       Spong Fest, University of Texas, Dallas, 2012

       Praly Fest, Ecole des Mines de Paris, 2015

       Coron Fest, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, 2016

       Basar Fest, 2017





       IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Senior Editor, 2009-

       Automatica, Editor for Adaptive and Distributed Parameter Systems, 2005-

       ESAIM: Control, Optimisation, and Calculus of Variations, Associate Editor, 2009-

       Int. J. Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Associate Editor, 1995- 2011

       IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Associate Editor, 1997-2000

       Systems & Control Letters, Associate Editor, 1998-2003

       J. Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete, and Impulsive Systems, Associate Editor, 2000-2006

       Int. J. Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Editorial Board member, 2008-

       Int. J. of Differential Equations, Editorial Board member, 2008-








·       Program Chair, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, 2013

·       General Co-Chair, 20th International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear Drives, 2008.


Consulting and Expert Witness Experience    


Portrait photo downloadable in jpg, pdf, eps.

Short bio for seminars and pubs.