Sept 22, 2019 - Michael Banks Joins as a PhD

Michael received his B.S. and M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Welcome Michael!

June 13, 2020 - Mathias Wanner Graduates with Master's, Joins as PhD

Mathias graduated from Villanova University in 2018 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He has officially finished his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UCSB in Summer 2020 and will be continuing for his Ph.D. Congratulations Mathias!

13 February 2019 - Visiting researcher Corbinian Schlosser heads back to Austria

Corbinian, originally from Germany, is a mathematics masters student studying at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. He has been with us since late summer 2018 and is now back at his home university to finish his masters thesis. We'll miss you Corbi!

11-15 February 2019 - Igor Mezic and colleagues host a work shop at IPAM!

Igor Mezic, as part of an orgainizing committee including Didier Henrion (CNRS, LAAS), Senka Macesic (University of Rijeka), and Mihai Putinar (UCSB), hosted a workshop titled "Operator Theoretic Methods in Dynamic Data Analysis and Control" at The Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics on UCLA campus. See the following link for more information: https://www.ipam.ucla....

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October 2018 - Postdoctoral researcher Milan Korda leaves the Mezic Group for new position

Milan has been with the Mezic Group since September of 2016 pulishing seven papers as first author in that time! Milan is now a researcher at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse France. We'll miss you Milan!

24 September 2018 - Congratulations Nithin on your successful PhD defense!

We are pleased to announce that Nithin Govindarajan has successfully defended his PhD Thesis "Periodic approximations and spectral analysis of the Koopman operator: theory and applications." 

21/22 August 2018 - Mezic Group Hosts ARO MURI Combustion Conference

UC Santa Barbara welcomed government project leaders and researchers from around the country for 2 days to discuss and present new findings. Key speakers included Igor Mezic (UCSB), Beverley McKeon (Cal Tech), Yannis Kevrekidis (Princeton), Themis Sapsis (MIT), Steven Brunton (U Washington), and Shai Revzen (U Michigan).

15 Jan 2018 - Congratulations to Hassan for successfully defending his PhD!

Hassan Arbabi successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled "Koopman spectral analysis and mixing in incompressible flows". His dissertation will be soon available through ProQuest and the UCSB digitial library (Alexandria).

20 May 2017 - Igor Mezic and his co-workers win a $6.25M DoD MURI award!

Igor Mezic is leading the team that won the 2017  MURI research award to initiate a project titled " From Data‐Driven Operator Theoretic Schemes to Prediction, Inference and Control of Systems". The award, which amounts to 6.25 million dollars will fund researchers across UCSB, Caltech, University of Washington, University of Michigan and MIT. Igor's research and his recent success including this award is featured by an article on the ME website titled...

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05 - 24 - 2017 Mezic research group presents its research at SIAM Conference on applied dynamical systems!

In the SIAM conference on applied dynamical systems, held at Snowbird, experts and researchers from all over the world presented their recent findings in the area of applied mathematics and nonlinear dynamics. The Mezi\'c research group from UCSB also had a strong presence by unveiling their most recent discoveries centered around Koopman-operator theoretic treatment of complex phenomena and data-driven modeling of the high-dimensional systems:


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3/31/2017- Igor Mezic elected SIAM fellow!

This week, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) announced the class of 2017 SIAM fellows. This fellowship "honors SIAM members who are recognized by their peers as distinguished for their contributions to the discipline". Igor Mezic was elected among ~30 other applied mathematicians for his sustained innovation at the dynamical systems theory/applications interface; notably for advances in the use of Koopman operator theory...

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09/15/2016 - 09/16/2016

Professor Takashi Hikihara from University of Tokyo is visiting the Mezic Research Group Thursday and Friday.

08/31/2016 - Accepted Manuscript "Programmable Potentials: Approximate N-body potentials from coarse-level logic"

Our manuscript "Programmable Potentials: Approximate N-body potentials via coarse-level logic", co-authored by Gunjan Thakur, Ryan Mohr, and Igor Mezic, has been accepted for publications by Scientific Reports.

06/30/2016 - Oberwolfach report released for Applied Koopmanism mini-workshop

Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach has released the preliminary report for our mini-workshop "Applied Koopmanism", held at the institue February 7 - 13. The workshop focused on the interplay of ergodic theory, operator theory, geometric dynamical systems and convex optimization methods in pure and applied contexts. It was organized by Igor Mezic, Mihai Putinar (UCSB, Mathematics), and... Read more
06/28/2016 - Nithin Govindarajan named Researcher of the Month by the Center for Control, Dynamical-Systems and Computation

Nithn Govindarajan, a second-year graduate stuent in the Mezic Ressearch Group has been named Researcher of the Month by the Center for Control, Dynamical System and Computation (CCDC). The CCDC awards this honor to prominent graduate students and post-doc researchers working in the area of control and dynamical system. Nithin's current research focuses on developing new numerical methods to compute the spectral objects associated... Read more
04/18/2016 - Igor Mezic to give the AEM Seminar at University of Minnesota

This Friday, Igor Mezic is going to give a presentation titled "Koopman Operator Theory in Fluid Mechanics" in College of Science and Engineering at University of Minnesota. For more information on the time and location click here.
12/01/2015- Igor Mezic elected Fellow of American Physical Society (APS)!

In the 68th annual meeting of APS Division of Fluid Mechanics, held in Boston, MA, Igor Mezic was named  APS fellow for his contributions to the field of fluid mechanics. The citation for this honor reads: " For fundamental contributions to the theory of three-dimensional chaotic advection, measures and control of mixing, and development of a spectral operator theory approach to decomposition of complex fluid flows."
12/01/2014- We are pleased to announce the PhD dissertation defense for Michael Georgescu!

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014 
Time: 9:00am 
Location: Materials Research Lab (MRL), Room 2048 

Title: Analysis of Systems in Buildings using Spectral Koopman Operator Methods 
Abstract:This work presents a viewpoint for analyzing data-based systems using an operator-theoretic approach based on the Koopman operator. In particular we focus on problems emerging from building systems analysis; a setting where systems are high-... Read more
11/21/2015 - The Mezic Research Group pleased to host Dr. Caulfield from University of Cambridge

We are pleased to have Dr Colm-cille P. Caulfield, from the University of Cambridge, visit the Mezic's research group this Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
Dr Colm-cille P. Caulfield is interested in fluid flows where density variations play a critical dynamical role. He strives to use a combination of mathematical modelling, numerical simulation and laboratory experimentation to understand... Read more
05/28/2014 - Hassan Arbabi recieves the 2014 Holbrook Fellowship from the Institute for Energy Efficiency

Hassan Arbabi, a doctoral student of Mezic research group has been selected as a Holbrook Fellow for the academic year 2014-2015. Funded by Tara and George Holbrook, this competetive fellowship is offered by the Institue for Energy Efficiency (IEE) to a handfull of PhD students at UCSB in the early stage of their research. Students are nominated by the affilaites of IEE and nominations are considered based on the student records and the potential... Read more
05/11/2014 - ​The Mezic Research Group is pleased to host Kari Kuester

Kari Kuester from University of Tuebingen, Germany is going to give a group seminar on Wednesday May 21 on the subject of Koopman operator's spectral properties.
Abstract: The Koopman operator permits to linearize dynamical systems in a way that all important information of the original system is preserved. In particular it is interesting to study the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the Koopman operator. The so called Jacobs-Glicksberg-de Leeuw-splitting shows that... Read more
01/15/2012 - 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... Read more