Santa Clara University

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Aleksandar Zecevic, Ph.D.

Zecevic 2012 Title: Professor of Electrical Engineering & Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Office: EC 223
Phone: 408-554-2394
Fax: 408-554-5474
Email: azecevic@scu.edu
Website: http://www.engr.scu.edu/~azecevic/
Education: Ph.D., Santa Clara University, 1993
M.S., Santa Clara University, 1990
B.S., University of Belgrade, 1984
Interests: Control of Large Power Systems, Parallel Computation and Simulation

Biography

ALEKSANDAR I. ZECEVIC received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1984 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Santa Clara University in 1990 and 1993, respectively. He has been teaching at Santa Clara University since 1994, and is now a Professor in the School of Engineering.
 

Dr. Zecevic's research in the control and computation of large power systems has received continuous funding from the National Science Foundation since 1996. Other external sponsors include the Electric Power Research Institute and Sandia National Laboratories.

Current Research Interests

Control of Large Power Systems - Research in this area involves the design of robust control laws that can stabilize the power system for a wide range of disturbances. Special techniques are required to handle the complexity, nonlinearity and information structure constraints that are associated with realistic power system models.
 

Parallel Computation and Simulation - The simulation of large-scale systems represents a major computational challenge, since it typically involves the repeated solution of thousands of equations. In order to do this, it is necessary to develop graph theoretic decomposition algorithms, and use the obtained structural information to parallelize the computation.

Recent Publications 

  • A. I. Zečević and D. D. Šiljak, "Global low-rank enhancement of decentralized control for large-scale systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 50, pp. 740-744, 2005.
  • A. I. Zečević and D. D. Šiljak, "A new approach to control design with overlapping information structure constraints," Automatica, vol. 41, pp. 265-272, 2005.
  • A. I. Zečević and D. D. Šiljak, "Design of static output feedback for large-scale systems," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 49, pp. 2040-2044, 2004.
  • A. I. Zečević, G. Nešković and D. D. Šiljak, "Robust decentralized exciter control with linear feedback," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 19, pp. 1096-1103, 2004.
  • A. I. Zečević and D. D. Šiljak, "Stabilization of nonlinear systems with moving equilibria," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 48, pp. 1036-1040, 2003.
  • D. D. Šiljak, D. M. Stipanović and A. I. Zečević, Robust decentralized turbine/governor control using linear matrix inequalities, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 17, pp. 715-722, 2002.
  • A. I. Zečević and D. Miljković, "The effects of generation redispatch on Hopf bifurcations in electric power systems," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, vol. 49, pp. 1180-1186, 2002.

Awards 

  • 2007 - Presidents Special Recognition Award
  • 2004 - Senior Member of IEEE
  • 2003 - President's Faculty Recognition Award
  • 2003 - Scholar of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
  • 2002 - Researcher of the Year in the School of Engineering
  • 1990 - Elected to the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society

Courses Taught

Santa Clara University

  • Undergraduate:
    • Electric Circuits I & II (sophomore/junior-level introductory courses)
    • Linear Systems (junior-level introductory course)
    • Fund. of Computer-Aided Circuit Simulation (senior-level technical elective)
    • Modern Network Synthesis and Design (senior-level technical elective)
    • Control Systems (senior-level technical elective)
  • Graduate:
    • Modern Network Analysis I & II (first-year graduate level)
    • Linear Control Systems (first-year graduate level)
    • Fund. of Computer-Aided Circuit Simulation (advanced graduate level)
    • Modern Network Synthesis and Design (advanced graduate level)
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