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Miloš Žefran


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Building & Room:

1041 SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 154, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-6495

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Office Hours - Spring 2021
Monday 11:00am – 12:00pm General
Wednesday 11:00am – 12:00pm General


Research Interests

Human-Robot Interaction

Assistive Robots

Cyber-Physical Systems

Autonomous Vehicles

Runtime Monitoring

Switched Systems


Selected Publications

  1. Chen, L., Javaid, M., Di Eugenio, B., and Žefran, M. (2015).
    The roles and recognition of haptic-ostensive actions in
    collaborative multimodal human–human dialogues. Computer
    Speech and Language, 34(1), 201–231.
  2. Javaid, M., Ashrafi, S., Žefran, M., and Steinberg, A. D.
    (2016). ToothPIC: An interactive application for teaching oral
    anatomy. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 9(2),
  3. Johnson, S. C., Wicks, M., Žefran, M., and DeCarlo, R. A.
    (2018). The structured distance to the nearest system without
    property P. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 63(9),
  4. Noohi, E., Parastegari, S., and Žefran, M. (2015).
    Computational model for dyadic and bimanual reaching movements.
    2015 IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC), 260–265.
  5. Noohi, E., Žefran, M., and Patton, J. L. (2016). A model for
    human–human collaborative object manipulation and its
    application to human–robot interaction. IEEE Transactions on
    Robotics, 32(4), 880–896.
  6. Parastegari, S., Abbasi, B., Noohi, E., and Žefran, M. (2017).
    Modeling human reaching phase in human-human object handover
    with application in robot-human handover. 2017 IEEE/RSJ
    International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    (IROS), 3597–3602.
  7. Parastegari, S., Noohi, E., Abbasi, B., and Žefran, M. (2016).
    A fail-safe object handover controller. 2016 IEEE
    International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA),
  8. Parastegari, S., Noohi, E., Abbasi, B., and Žefran, M. (2018).
    Failure recovery in robot-human object handover. IEEE
    Transactions on Robotics, 34(3), 660–673.
  9. Yavolovsky, A., Žefran, M., and Sistla, A. P. (2016).
    Decision-theoretic monitoring of cyber-physical systems. In Y.
    Falcone and C. Sánchez (Eds.), Runtime Verification (pp.

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Notable Honors

2001, CAREER Award, National Science Foundation


Ph.D. Computer Science University of Pennsylvania, 1996

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering University of Pennsylvania, 1995

M.Sc. Electrical Engineering University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1992