Theodore E. Djaferis

Professor

207 Marcus Hall
100 Natural Resources Rd
University of Massachusetts
Amherst MA 01003

Phone: 
(413) 545-3561
Education: 

B.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 1974
M.S., Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977
E.E., Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979

Research Interests: 

Stability Theory. Robust Control. Discrete Event Systems. Control over Networks. Systems and Control Education.

Selected Publications: 
  • T. E. Djaferis, Automatic Control: The Power of Feedback, PWS, Boston, 1998.
  • T. E. Djaferis, Robust Control Design: A Polynomial Approach, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 1995.
  • T. E. Djaferis and Irvin Schick, System Theory: Modeling, Analysis and Control,Editors, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2000, 507 pages.
  • T. E. Djaferis, D.L. Pepyne, D.M. Cushing, "An Ordinal Optimization Framework for Robust Design," Proceedings 2001 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, FL, pp. 4388-4393.
  • T. E. Djaferis, "Automatic Control: A Theme for First-Year Engineering Study," Control Systems Magazine," Vol. 24, No. 5, 2004, pp. 35-37.
Society Memberships: 

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu

Honors & Awards: 

Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Professor Award, 1982, 1988, 1990. College Outstanding Teacher Award, 2001. IEEE Fellow.

Institutional & Professional Service: 

Member of the Linear Systems Committee for Reviewing Technical Notes/Correspondence Items for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 1983-84. Program Vice-Chair, 1991 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Associate Editor, Conference Editorial Board, IEEE Control Systems Society 1994-96. Program Committee Member, 3rd IEEE Mediterranean Symposium on New Directions in Control and Automation, 1995. Program Chairman, 1997 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Program Chairman, 5th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Systems, 1997. Program Committee Member, 7th, 8th and 13th IEEE Mediterranean Conferences on Control and Automation, 1999, 2000 and 2005. Program Committee Member, 1999 and 2004 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Guest Editor, Kybernetika, 1998-99 Two Special Issues. Finance Chairman, 1985 American Control Conference. Publications Chairman, 1995 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. General Chairman, 5th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Systems, 1997. General Chairman, Advances in System Theory Symposium, October 1999. General Chairman, 2001 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Chair, Membership Retention Committee IEEE Control Systems Society, 1994-98. Member, Board of Governors IEEE Control Systems Society, 1996-99, 2001-08. Chair, Conference Publications Committee, IEEE Control Systems Society, 1998-2001. Founding Member, Board Mediterranean Control Association, 1998-2001. Vice-President Member Activities, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2002-03. Vice-President Conference Activities, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2004-05. President-Elect, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2006. President, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2007, Past-President, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2008.