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Theodore Pavlic

Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Affiliated Faculty
Academic Professional, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Asst Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
Assoc Research Scientist FSC
Academic Professional, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
Associate Director for Research
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
Asst Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
Asst Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
Biography

Theodore Pavlic has an interdisciplinary background, starting with a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering, progressing through research appointments in computer science and life sciences, leading to his current joint appointment as an assistant professor in the School of Sustainability and the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering. His research focuses on understanding adaptive decision-making strategies in autonomous systems. To this end, his laboratory does empirical work with natural systems, such as social-insect colonies, and does engineering work building decision-making algorithms for artificial systems, such as decentralized energy management systems for the built environment. Just as the biological models provide inspiration for novel engineering solutions, the engineering problems inspire new lines of scientific inquiry about those biological systems. This bidirectional flow is facilitated by solid mathematical models of fundamental decision-making processes in common with both the natural and engineered systems. Professor Pavlic is the associate director of research for The Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University. He is also active in several professional organizations and publication venues across engineering and life sciences. He is a faculty member in Sustainability, Industrial Engineering, Computer Engineering, Applied Math in the Life and Social Sciences, Biology, and Animal Behavior, and he is active in several of the complexity-related groups across ASU's campus.

Fax
+1-480-965-2751
Education
  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University¬†2010
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University¬†2007
  • B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University¬†2004
Videos
Be Undisciplined. Lose Your Innocence. Get to Work. | Theodore Pavlic | TEDxASU
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 475Simulating Stochastic Systems
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
IEE 792Research
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 580Practicum
CSE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
CSE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 212Calculus-Based Modeling
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
IEE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 475Simulating Stochastic Systems
IEE 492Honors Directed Study
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 790Reading and Conference
IEE 792Research
IEE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 591Seminar
BIO 591Seminar
AML 591Seminar
IEE 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 475Simulating Stochastic Systems
SOS 598Special Topics
IEE 598Special Topics
AML 598Special Topics