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

Best Paper Award at COMSOL conference, Boston 2011.

We are proud to announce that a paper by Sophie Loire, Paul Kauffmann and Igor Mezić was awarded the Best Paper Award at the COMSOL conference Oct, Boston, 2011. The conference presentation (see slides) was delivered by Sophie Loire.
S. Loire, P. Kauffmann, I. Mezić, Study of AC Eletrothermal Phenomena Models. Proceedings of COMSOL Conference Boston, 2011 (Best Paper Award) (2011) [preprint] [coverage on COMSOL blog]
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 09:45

Presentations at SIAM DS11 @ Snowbird

SIAM DS11Presentations delivered by group members at the biennial meeting organized by SIAM: Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, held at Snowbird, UT, May 2011 can be found at the following link:

[Mezić group presentations at]

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 14:26

Spread of Deepwater Horizon oil slick predicted using a new method

Mesohyperbolicity in Gulf Oil Spill dataIn a paper published online on September 2nd 2010, in the prestigious journal Science, Mezic, together with Sophie Loire, a postdoctoral fellow who works with Mezic and colleagues at the software development company Aimdyn, Inc. in Santa Barbara and at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, describe how they predicted the movement of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20.
UCSB Press Release:
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 19:56

SIAM Snowbird 2009 Plenary

At SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, 2009, Dr. Igor Mezic presented a plenary talk on analysis of large-scale interconnected dynamical systems. For PDF download, please click on the "Scribd" logo and then on the Download button that appears [pdf]. Text of the talk is available at the following link [pdf].
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 September 2009 14:27

CEED Presentation

Presentation of the Center for Energy Efficiency Design. Click on the left/right side of the slide to scroll the presentation, or select "Full Screen".
Last Updated on Monday, 28 December 2009 14:22