Prof. Aleksandar Haber, PhD,
Department of Engineering and Environmental Science,
City University of New York,
College of Staten Island


aleksandar[dot]haber[at]gmail[dot]com
aleksandar[dot]haber[at]csi[dot]cuny[dot]edu

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  • I recently started a blog on my research and connections between machine learning and control theory (December 2018). The blog can be found here .
  • I started posting my MATLAB, Python, and C++ codes on my GitHub page .
  • I am supervising a number of undegraduate mechatronics research projects. I started posting videos describing these projects on my YouTube page .

Recent publications

  • Sparsity preserving optimal control of discretized PDE systems, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, (2018), arXiv .
  • State observation and sensor selection for nonlinear networks, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, (2018), arXiv .
  • Framework to trade optimality for local processing in large-scale wavefront reconstruction problems, Optics Letters (2016), Optics Letters link .
  • Sparse solution of the Lyapunov equation for large-scale interconnected systems, Automatica (2016), arXiv .

Education

  • 2014-2016, Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, USA.
  • 2009-2014, PhD researcher, Delft Center for Systems and Control, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
  • 2003-2008, MSc degree, Department of Automatic Control, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia (Yugoslavia).

Knowledge of control theory and dynamical systems enables control engineers and control scientists to do research in various fields. Below you can find a brief summary of the projects that I am working on.


Network dynamics and nonlinear systems

Adaptive optics and wavefront estimation

System identification and estimation algorithms
  • Identification of large-scale interconnected systems.
  • Moving horizon estimation for large-scale interconnected systems.

Control of large-scale systems

I started posting my MATLAB, Python, and C++ codes on my GitHub page .

Published/accepted journal papers
  1. Sparsity Preserving Optimal Control of Discretized PDE Systems, A. Haber and M. Verhaegen, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, in press (2018).
  2. State observation and sensor selection for nonlinear networks, A. Haber, F. Molnar, and A. E. Motter, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, in press (2017).
  3. Framework to trade optimality for local processing in large-scale wavefront reconstruction problems, A. Haber and M. Verhaegen, Optics Letters, Vol. 41, Issue 22, (2016).
  4. Sparse solution of the Lyapunov equation for large-scale interconnected systems, A. Haber and M. Verhaegen, Automatica, Vol. 73, (2016).
  5. Subspace identification of large-scale interconnected systems, A. Haber and M. Verhaegen, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 59, Issue 10, (2014).
  6. Identification of a dynamical model of a thermally actuated deformable mirror, A. Haber, A. Polo, S. Ravensbergen, H. P. Urbach, and M. Verhaegen, Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 16, (2013).
  7. Predictive control of thermally induced wavefront aberrations, A. Haber, A. Polo, I. Maj, S.F. Pereira, H. P. Urbach, and M. Verhaegen, Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, (2013).
  8. Moving horizon estimation for large-scale interconnected systems, A. Haber and M. Verhaegen, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 58, Issue 11, (2013).
  9. Iterative learning control of a membrane deformable mirror for optimal wavefront correction, A. Haber, A. Polo, C. S. Smith, S. F. Pereira, H. P. Urbach, and M. Verhaegen, Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 11, (2013).
  10. Linear computational complexity robust ILC for lifted systems, A. Haber and M. Verhaegen, Automatica, Vol. 48 Issue 6, (2012).
  11. An innovative and efficient method to control the shape of push-pull membrane deformable mirror, A. Polo, A. Haber, S. F. Pereira, M. Verhaegen and H.P. Urbach, Automatica, Vol. 48 Issue 6, (2012).
  12. Linear phase retrieval for real-time adaptive optics, A. Polo, A. Haber, S. F. Pereira, M. Verhaegen and H. P. Urbach, Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol. 8, (2013).
Preprints/technical reports
Collaborators

Colleagues and friends