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Miloš Žefran

Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Pronouns: He/Him/His


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1041 SEO


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

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Miloš Žefran

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Office Hours - Spring 2024
Monday 04:30pm – 05:30pm In person or Zoom
Wednesday 04:30pm – 05:30pm In person or Zoom


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), 2960–2975.
  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