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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 - Fall 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. 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),
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Abbasi, B., Monaikul, N., Rysbek, Z., Di Eugenio, B., & Žefran, M. (2019). A Multimodal Human-Robot Interaction Manager for Assistive Robots. 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 6756–6762.
  5. Monaikul, N., Abbasi, B., Rysbek, Z., Di Eugenio, B., & Žefran, M. (2020). Role Switching in Task-Oriented Multimodal Human-Robot Collaboration. 2020 29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 1150–1156.

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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