Zdeněk Hurák Head of the aa4cc group, Docent (~Associate Professor)
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Dr. Zdeněk Hurák (*1974) is a docent (~associate professor) in technical cybernetics at Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. He is a deputy head of the the Department of Control Engineering, within which he chairs his AA4CC research group. He received his Ph.D. degree in cybernetics and robotics at Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2004 (advisor Michael Šebek) for his research in l1 optimal control. He received his Ing. degree (~M.Sc. or Dipl.Ing.) in aerospace electrical engineering (summa cum laude) at Military Academy (now University of Defense), Brno, Czech Republic, in 1997. In the spring 1999, he was awarded Boeing Fellowship, which supported his 3-month stay at Iowa State University, Ames, USA. He was a visiting researcher at TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, for 8 months in 2008. He was awarded Fulbright's scholarship for a visiting position at University of California, Santa Barbara, for 7 months in 2014. Currently he gives graduate lectures on optimal and robust control and undergraduate lectures on modeling and simulation of dynamic systems. He supervises students, and manages research projects with academic and industrial partners. His research interests include numerical algorithms for optimal, robust and distributed control, and applications of advanced control schemes in electromechanical systems, (micro)robotics & microfluidics, and even intelligent transportation. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and serves the community as a chair of Control Systems Chapter of Czech-Slovak Section of IEEE, and as a member of the editorial board of Automa journal (and Kybernetika journal in the past). He reviews for IEEE TAC, IEEE TCST, IFAC Automatica, IFAC Mechatronics, IFAC Control Engineering Practice and Asian Journal of Control. He attends IEEE CDC and IFAC World Congress, and occassionally IEEE MSC, ACC, MTNS, IFAC ROCOND and a few other conferences.

Research Publications hurak [at] fel [dot] cvut [dot] cz +420-22435-7683