Academic History

Education
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame. Major area: Applied Mathematics, Systems and Control.  Supervisor:  Michael K. Sain.  May 1984.
B.S. in Engineering Science, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO.  May 1978.

Experience
Louis Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering, and Program Head, Systems Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2011 - present.
Program Head, Systems Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, 2011 - present.
Professor, The Ohio State University, 1996 - 2011.
Director, Honda-OSU Partnership Program, 2003 - 2011.
Acting Director, OSU’s Center for Automotive Research, 2007.
Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 2001.
Visiting Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame, 1992.
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, 1989-1996.
Adjunct Professor, The Ohio Aerospace Institute, 1990-2006.
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University, 1984-1989.

Scholarship in Teaching and Learning

Textbooks

  • S. Yurkovich and E. Abiakel, Control Systems Technology Lab, ISBN 0-536-80757-4, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2004.
  • K. M. Passino and S. Yurkovich, Fuzzy Control, Addison-Wesley-Longman, Menlo Park, CA, 1998.
  • S. Yurkovich, D. J. Clancy and J. K. Hurtig, Control Systems Laboratory, Simon & Schuster Custom Publishing, Needham Heights, MA, 1998.
  • S. Yurkovich, Control System Laboratory, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque Iowa, 1991.

Other Selected Educational Publications

  • M. Weber and S. Yurkovich, “Elearning for Engineers: Strategically Aligned Solutions,” Proc. of Distance Learning 2008, Jekyll Island, GA, Jun 2008.
  • G. Rizzoni, Y. Guezennec, and S. Yurkovich, “Educating a New Generation of Automotive System Engineers,” Proc. of the 2nd International Conference on Alternative Propulsion Systems for Automobiles, Berlin, Germany, Jun 2008.
  • J. M. Morbitzer, S. Yurkovich, and G. Rizzoni, “Advanced Propulsion Systems Education at The Ohio State University,” Proc. of the IEEE CDC-ECC, Seville, Spain, Dec 2005.
  • Y. Guezennec, G. Rizzoni, G. Washington, and S. Yurkovich, “The OSU GATE program: Development of a graduate program in hybrid vehicle drivetrains and control systems at The Ohio State University,” Proc. of the ASEE Conference, St. Louis, MO, Jun 2000.
  • P. Antsaklis, T. Basar, R. DeCarlo, N. H. McClamroch, M. Spong, and S. Yurkovich, “Report on the NSF/CSS Workshop on New Directions in Control Engineering Education,” IEEE Control Systems, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 53-58, Oct 1999.
  • S. Yurkovich and K. M. Passino, “A Laboratory Course on Fuzzy Control,” IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 15-21, Feb 1999.
  • Y. Guezennec, G. Rizzoni, G. Washington, and S. Yurkovich, “The Graduate Automotive Technology Education program at the Ohio State University - Graduate Education and Research in Hybrid-Electric Vehicles,” Proc. of the ASME Int'l Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Symposium on Transportation Systems, Nashville, TN, Nov 1999.
  • S. Yurkovich and K. M. Passino, “A Laboratory Course for Teaching Intelligent Control,” Proc. of the Conference on Decision and Control, Kobe, Japan, Dec 1996.
  • S. Yurkovich and K. M. Passino, “An Intelligent Control Laboratory Course,” Proc. of the IFAC World Congress, San Francisco, CA, Jul 1996.
  • S. Yurkovich, “The Instructional Control Laboratories in Electrical Engineering at The Ohio State Univer­sity,” Proc. of the American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, Jun 1993.
  • S. Yurkovich, “Advances in Control Education,” IEEE Control Systems, pp. 18-21, Jun 1992.
  • S. Yurkovich, “Control Systems Education in Electrical Engineering at The Ohio State University,” The Ohio Journal of Science, Vol. 10, No. 2, Apr 1991.
  • S. Yurkovich, “Control Education,” IEEE Control Systems,  p. 3, Apr 1989.