dr. M. () Lazar - Expertise
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Mircea Lazar was born in Iasi (Romania) in 1978. He received both his Dipl. Ing. degree (2001) and M.Sc. degree (2002) in Control Engineering from the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Engineering at the "Gh. Asachi" Technical University of Iasi. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology (September 2006), Eindhoven, The Netherlands, under the supervision of Prof. P.P.J. van den Bosch, Co-promotor: Dr. W.P.M.H. Heemels. Thesis title: Model predictive control of hybrid systems: stability and robustness. He obtained the EECI (European Embedded Control Institute) PhD award for the best PhD thesis in Europe on Networked and Embedded Control, for the period 2006-2007. Since September 2006, Mircea Lazar has been an Assistant Professor in the Control Systems group of the Electrical Engineering Faculty at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He was PhD supervisor and Co-Promotor of Dr. Andrej Jokic (thesis title: Priced-based optimal control of electrical power systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, September 2007). Furthermore, he has organized and chaired invited sessions on several topics related to Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC) (at the 7th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, August 2007). He has also been invited as Main Speaker at the International Workshop on Assessment and Future Directions of NMPC, which takes place in Pavia, Italy, September 2008. Mircea Lazar has been a reviewer for several major journals in the area of control systems (Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technologies, Systems and Control Letters) and power electronics (IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems). For his reviewer activities he has received the "Outstanding reviewer" distinction from the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control journal for three years consecutively, starting with 2003. His research interests include general system theory (Lyapunov stability, robust stability, converse Lyapunov theorems, set invariance with focus on discrete time non-smooth systems), model predictive control (modern theory and applications, fast systems, distillation columns), modeling and control of hybrid systems (piecewise affine systems, explicit predictive controllers), distributed control systems (decentralized and distributed predictive control, networked control systems, wireless sensor networks, power systems), power circuits (predictive control of power converters, electric and hybrid vehicles). The Curriculum Vitae including the complete list of papers is also presented in the PDF file: mlazar-cv.