Mezić Research Group

Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Control Theory

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Review article "Applied Koopmanism" made the cover of AIP Chaos

An invited review article "Applied Koopmanism", co-written by M. Budisic, R. Mohr, and I. Mezic, has just been published in journal Chaos in the focus issue Fifty Years of Chaos: Applied and Theoretical. Additionally, one of the images from the article has been featured on the cover page of the special issue.

The PDF version is available from the Chaos website, while the pre-print can be downloaded from arXiv:1206.3164.

Reference: Applied Koopmanism, Marko Budisic, Ryan Mohr, and Igor Mezic, Chaos 22, 047510 (2012), DOI:10.1063/1.4772195

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 14:49

PNAS publishes article about Deepwater Horizon plumes

Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences has published a paper which establishes that the shape of underwater plumes, released by Deepwater Horizon spill, resembles underwater clouds, not rivers, as it was previously thought. This finding reconciles seemingly incongruent measurements of bacterial activity, seen by other researchers.

Our group has contributed in the analysis of hydromechanics of the Gulf, where study of mesohyperbolic structures of fluid flows from measured data played the central role. Coupling these results with Dave Valentine's insights about bacterial activity explained the motion of hydrocarbones after the oil spill. Paper is, among others, coauthored by Igor Mezic, postdoctoral researcher Sophie Loire, and Stefan Ivic, graduate student at University of Rijeka, who visited the group during summer 2011.


Last Updated on Sunday, 15 January 2012 10:49

Farewell to two group members

Two of our group members are leaving UC Santa Barbara to seek out new research challenges. The group came together at a scenic Moby Dick restaurant on Santa Barbara's Stearns Wharf to wish them farewell. We have enjoyed working with Yoshihiko and George and wish them all the best in their futures.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 March 2010 10:37

Congratulations to Bryan and George!

Congratulations to our colleagues who have obtained advanced degrees in Summer 2009!

Bryan Eisenhower obtained his PhD degree with thesis titled "Targeted Escape in Large Oscillator Networks". He remains with the group as a postdoc.

George Gilmore obtained his MS degree. He left UC Santa Barbara to pursue a nonacademic career.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 14:57