Prof. Ivan Petrović
Director of the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics at University of Zagreb
Prof. Ivan Petrović is a full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia, where he directs the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics – LAMOR (http://lamor.fer.hr). He is also the co-director of the Centre of Research Excellence for Data Science and Advanced Cooperative Systems and the head of the Institute for Robotics at Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla (https://www.icent.hr/en). In the research work, he addressed various aspects of automatic control, state estimation, and machine learning and their application in control of complex technical systems, where the autonomy of mobile robots and vehicles and human-robot interaction have been in his research focus for the last twenty years. He has published about 80 papers in scientific journals and 200 papers in proceedings of international conferences. He has actively participated as a collaborator or principal investigator in more than 60 research and development projects at the national and EU levels. Results of his research effort have been implemented in several industrial products. He is an active member of national and international professional societies. Among others, he is a fellow of the Croatian Academy of Science and Arts, full member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering, chair of the Technical Committee on Robotics of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), a permanent Board member of European Conference on Mobile Robots and a member of the Governing Board of the Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) Society. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Automatika journal and Associate Editor of the Mechatronics journal.