Ph.D. Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Dusan Jakovetic

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Advisors: João Xavier (IST/UTL) and José M.F. Moura (CMU)
Research Interests: Distributed Optimization and Information Processing in Sensor Networks

A graduate in Electrical Engineering-Automatic Control from the University of Belgrade (Serbia), Dusan Jakovetic has a very clear vision of what he wants to do and how Carnegie Mellon’s dual PhD in Electrical Computer Engineering (ECE) with the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Portugal will get him there. Concentrating his work around wireless sensor networks, distributed smooth and nonsmooth optimization, and consensus algorithms, Jakovetic selected the joint doctoral ECE program because it will allow him to test this dynamic new research area in a real-world environment. On a more personal note, the program was also appealing to Jakovetic because it will allow him to study and live in both Europe and the United States. An artist and a basketball player, Jakovetic will be busy next semester working in the Signal Processing Lab at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR) in Lisbon, Portugal, reviewing his work in distributed algorithms for sensor networks and plans a trip to Carnegie Mellon to meet with his co-supervisor, Professor José M. F. Moura . View Jakovetic discussing his research (in English) on YouTube.