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Mrdjan Jankovic

For contributions to vehicle fuel economy and emission improvements using advanced control methods

Mrdjan Jankovic received a bachelor degree from Belgrade University (1986), and masters and doctoral degrees from Washington University in St. Louis (1989 and 1992). He held postdoctoral positions with Washington University and University of California, Santa Barbara. He has joined Ford Research in 1995 where he is currently a Senior Technical Leader in the Control Engineering organization. His responsibilities include project management, mentoring and supervision of technical staff, and direct technical contribution to development of engine and after-treatment control systems. Dr. Jankovic’s research interests include automotive engine optimization and control, nonlinear control, and time-delay systems. He has coauthored one book (Constructive Nonlinear Control, Springer-Verlag, 1997), four book chapters, more than 100 external papers and more than 30 internal reports. He is a co-inventor on 57 US patents, 17 of which are used in Ford products sold world-wide. He served on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (1997-2005) and on a number of award and program committees for IEEE, AACC, SAE, and IFAC. Dr. Jankovic received several awards including IEEE Control Systems Technology Award, two Ford Research Technical Achievement Awards, SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, and IEEE TCST Outstanding Paper Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.