Lockheed Martin Robotics Seminar Series
Design and Control of Complex Dynamical Systems at United Technologies Corp.
Dr. Sonja Glavaski
Control Systems Group Leader
United Technologies Research Center
In this talk UTRCs key capabilities and recent research accomplishments in the area of design, and control of complex uncertain dynamical systems will be presented. In addition, two strategic initiatives, Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, and High Performance Buildings will be discussed. These systems require increasingly sophisticated dynamic modeling and control to achieve the levels of performance demanded by the end users.
About United Technologies Research Center
United Technologies Research Center delivers the world's most advanced technologies, innovative thinking and disciplined research to the businesses of United Technologies -- industry leaders in aerospace propulsion, building infrastructure and services, heating and air conditioning, fire and security systems and power generation. UTRCs technology portfolio is focused on autonomous and intelligent systems, integrated building systems, revolutionary aircraft systems and advanced propulsion and power.
UTRC provides leading-edge research services to the businesses of United Technologies Corp. through cooperation and partnerships with universities, national laboratories and small businesses. Founded in 1929, UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Ct., and has centers in Berkeley, Calif.; Shanghai, China; and Cork, Ireland
Sonja Glavaski joined UTRC in 2010. In her current role as Control Systems Group Leader, she has made significant technical contributions to UTCs world-class product/technology portfolio, advancing new knowledge and technology critical to the implementation of cutting-edge control systems. During the last three years, she has led multi-disciplinary research teams, developing and implementing advanced control methodology and tools that are setting new standards across UTC and are being adopted on multiple high-visibility programs. In addition, Dr. Glavaski leads a research team of 18 control engineers and technicians. Under her supervision collaboration between UTRC and UTC businesses has increased significantly and continues to grow.
During her 20-plus-year career, Dr. Glavaski has contributed significantly to technical advancements in numerous product areas, including jet engines, aircraft, rotorcraft, HVAC/R systems, and industrial processes. Prior to joining UTRC, Sonja led key projects at Eaton Innovation Center and Honeywell Labs. She received the Honeywell Aerospace Technical Achievement award.
Dr. Glavaski is a Senior member of IEEE, and currently serves as the IEEE Control Systems Society Women in Control Chair. Her research findings have appeared in more than 35 publications.
Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1998; M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 1991; and Dipl. Ing., Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 1983.