Theodore Pavlic

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 at Arizona State University. 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

Courses

Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
SOS 212 Systms,Dynamics&Sustainability
IEE 493 Honors Thesis
CSE 580 Practicum
CEN 580 Practicum
IEE 580 Practicum
IEE 599 Thesis
IEE 784 Internship
CEN 792 Research
IEE 792 Research
CSE 792 Research
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
SOS 325 Economics of Sustainability
IEE 475 Simulating Stochastic Systems
IEE 492 Honors Directed Study
IEE 493 Honors Thesis
IEE 580 Practicum
CSE 580 Practicum
CSE 790 Reading and Conference
IEE 792 Research
CSE 792 Research
IEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
IEE 580 Practicum
CSE 584 Internship
CSE 790 Reading and Conference
IEE 792 Research
CSE 792 Research
IEE 795 Continuing Registration
IEE 799 Dissertation
CSE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SOS 212 Calculus-Based Modeling
IEE 493 Honors Thesis
IEE 498 Pro-Seminar
IEE 580 Practicum
IEE 598 Special Topics
IEE 599 Thesis
IEE 784 Internship
CSE 790 Reading and Conference
IEE 792 Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
IEE 475 Simulating Stochastic Systems
IEE 492 Honors Directed Study
IEE 493 Honors Thesis
CSE 580 Practicum
CSE 790 Reading and Conference
CSE 792 Research
IEE 792 Research
IEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
IEE 580 Practicum
CSE 790 Reading and Conference
IEE 792 Research
CSE 792 Research
IEE 795 Continuing Registration
CSE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
SOS 212 Calculus-Based Modeling
IEE 492 Honors Directed Study
IEE 493 Honors Thesis
CSE 790 Reading and Conference
IEE 792 Research
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
IEE 475 Simulating Stochastic Systems
IEE 492 Honors Directed Study
CSE 580 Practicum
CSE 790 Reading and Conference
IEE 792 Research
IEE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
CSE 790 Reading and Conference
IEE 792 Research
IEE 795 Continuing Registration
CSE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
SOS 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
AML 591 Seminar
IEE 792 Research
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
IEE 475 Simulating Stochastic Systems
SOS 598 Special Topics
IEE 598 Special Topics
AML 598 Special Topics