Curriculum Vitae — Miroslav Fikar

Education

  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, 1989 : Ing. (MSc)
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 1994 : Dr. Ing. (PhD) (Control of Multivariable Systems. Parametrisation of all Stabilising Controllers)
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2000 : Doc. (Assoc. Professor) (Control of Processes in Chemical Technology Subject to Constraints)
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2007 : Prof (Optimal Constrained Process Control)
  • Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2009 : DrSc (Optimal Control of Processes with Constraints)

Positions

  • 1990 - 1994 : Assistant lecturer at FCT STU, Bratislava
  • 1994 - 1999: Assistant professor at FCT STU, Bratislava
  • 2000 - 2006: Associate professor at FCFT STU, Bratislava
  • 2007 - : Professor at FCFT STU, Bratislava
  • 09/2003 - : Head of the Department of Information Engineering and Process Control at FCFT STU, Bratislava
  • 2006 - : Director of Institute of Information Engineering, Automation, and Mathematics at FCFT STU, Bratislava
  • 10/91 - 3/92 : Research at TU Denmark, Lyngby with Prof. S. B. Jorgensen - Multivariable constrained predictive control
  • 10/94 - 2/95, 8/96 : Research at TU Dortmund, Germany with Prof. S. Engell - Predictive control, experimental pH control
  • 2/96 : Research at ENSIGC Toulouse, France, with Prof. K. Najim - Predictive control based on neural networks
  • 11/96 - 12/97 : Post. doc. position at LSGC Nancy, France with Dr. M. A. Latifi (CNRS) and Dr. Y. Creff (Elf Aquitaine) - Dynamic optimisation and sensitivity analysis of a multi-component distillation
  • 6/98 : Visiting scientist at ETH Zurich, Switzerland with Prof. M. Morari - Stability of predictive control
  • 8/99 - 9/00: Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany with Prof. H. Unbehauen - Predictive control
  • 7/01 - 2/02: Research at at LSGC Nancy, France with Dr. M. A. Latifi (CNRS) - Dynamic optimisation, wastewater treatment
  • 8/04 : Visiting scientist at IST Stuttgart, Germany with Prof. F. Allgower - Stability of predictive control

Research Interests

  • Control (predictive, optimal, adaptive, algebraic approach, constrained)
  • Identification
  • Optimisation (static, dynamic)
  • Modelling (chemical processes : wastewater, distillation, neutralisation)

Skills

  • Programming languages: C/C++, FORTRAN, Basic, Pascal
  • Simulation languages: MATLAB/Simulink
  • SysAdmin for: Linux, Solaris, Windows
  • WebAdmin for: Moodle
  • Text editors: LaTeX, Emacs, OpenOffice.org, MS Word,...
  • Other software: Mathematica, Origin, Designer, Visio, MS Excel, ...
  • Languages: Slovak, English(o/w), German(o/w), French(o/w), Russian(o), Spanish(beginner)

Others

  • Married, 2 sons (twins)
  • Representative in IFAC for Slovak Republic, since 2009
  • Member of EUCA (European Control Association) Council, representative for Slovak Republic 2005-2013
  • 2016-, Member of the Accreditation Commision: head for 16: information sciences, automation, and telecommunications, member of 24: mathematics and statistics.
  • 2010-2015, Chair of the committee for doctoral dissertations (DrSc) in subjects: 020217 measurement techniques, 020218 metrology, 020302 applied informatics, 020309 software engineering, 020310 artificial intelligence, 020311 information systems, 020313 process control, 020314 robotics, 020315 cybernetics
  • 2010-2015, 2016-2020: Member of the committee for doctoral dissertations (DrSc) in subject: 020504 chemical engineering and process control (Chair: Prof. J. MarkoŇ°)
  • Reviewer for Automatica, IEE Proc. Control Theory and Applications, Optimal Control Applications and Methods, Associate Editor at CDC, ECC, ...
  • Member of IFAC TC Chemical Process Control
  • Member of Research Council of Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, STU in Bratislava
  • Member of Research Council of Faculty of Applied Informatics, UTB Zlin, CZ, since 2008.
  • Member of Research Council of the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics, CVUT, Prague, CZ, since 2015.
  • Member of the sub discipline commission 5 (Electrotechnics, Automation, and Control Systems) of the Scientific Grant Agency of the Slovak Republic, 2008-2016.
  • Head of the PhD committee for Automation at STU in Bratislava, since 2010.
  • Member of the PhD committee for Engineering Informatics at UTB in Zlin, 2010-2014, Control and Robotics at FEL CVUT Prague, 2014-2019, Process Control at FBERG TUKE Kosice, 2017-.
  • Board member of AMCS : International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, since 2013.
  • Head of Editorial Council of AT&P Journal, SK
  • Member of MENSA International ! Test yourself !
  • Member of CsTUG - Czech and Slovak TeX User Group
  • Translator of Moodle into Slovak
  • Translator of documentation of Libre Office into Slovak
  • Hobbies: Skiing, Cycling, Table-tennis, Cold water swimming, Photography, Bookworm

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