School

Visiting Research Professor

Eytan Pollak
E-Mail: epollak@eecs.ucf.edu
Contact Info:
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Office: HEC-427
Office Phone: (407) 823-3987

 

Eytan Pollak received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Technion-I.I.T (Haifa, Israel) and his Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He has thirty years experience in managing research and development programs, he holds several patents and has published papers in Control Systems, Robotics, Distributed Flight and Ground Simulations/Simulators, Embedded Systems, and Cyber Physical Systems. He served as an M&S Technology Manager, IRAD Technical Director and Principal Investigator at Lockheed Martin. He is currently a research professor at the UCF School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and he is also the Director of Strategic Technologies at L-3 Communications Link Simulation & Training.

Recent Publications:

  • J.Chuyuan, Z.Qu, E.Pollak, and M.Falash, "A New Multi-Objective Control Design for Autonomous Vehicles", in Optimization and Cooperative Control Strategies, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences , Vol. 381, pp.81-102, Hirsch, M.J.; Commander, C.; Pardalos, P.M.; Murphey, R. (Eds.), Springer, 2009.

  • J.Chunyu, Z.Qu, E.Pollak, M.Falash, "A New Reactive Target-tracking Control with Obstacle Avoidance in a Dynamic Environment", 2009 American Control Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

  • H.Yuan, V.Gottesman, M.Falash, Z.Qu, E.Pollak, and J.Chunyu, ``Cooperative Formation Flying in Autonomous Unmanned Air Systems with Application to Training," in Advances in Cooperative Control and Optimization, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences , Vol. 369, pp.203-219, Michael J. Hirsch, Robert Murphey, Panos Pardalos, and Don Grundel (Eds.), Springer, 2008.

  • J.Chuyuan, Z.Qu, E.Pollak, and M.Falash, "A New Multi-Objective Control Design for Autonomous Vehicles", the 8th International Conference on Cooperative Control and Optimization, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, January 30 - February 1, 2008.

  • H.Yuan, V.Gottesman, M.Falash, Z.Qu, E.Pollak, and J.Chunyu, ``Cooperative Formation Flying in Autonomous Unmanned Air Systems with Application to Training," the 7th International Conference on Cooperative Control and Optimization, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, January 31 to February 2, 2007.

  • Z.Qu, J.Wang, and E.Pollak, ``Cooperative Control of Dynamical Systems and Its Robustness Analysis," 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 3614-3621, San Diego, CA, USA, December 2006.

Samples of Current Projects:
  • Cooperative control, autonomous vehicles and robotics

  • Modeling and simulation, UAS

  • Medical surgical robotics