Dr. Mrdjan Jankovic received his doctoral degree from Washington University, St. Louis in 1992. He held postdoctoral positions with Washington University and UC Santa Barbara before joining Ford in 1995. He is currently a Senior Technical Leader at Ford Research, working on development of control technologies for powertrain and driver assist applications. Dr. Jankovic coauthored one book, four book chapters, and more than 100 technical papers. He is a co-inventor on 80 US patents, 20 of which are used in Ford products. He received AACC Control Engineering Practice Award, IEEE Control Systems Technology Award, Ford’s most prestigious Dr. Haren Gandhi Research and Innovation Award, and best paper awards from IEEE, SAE, and AVEC. Dr. Jankovic is a Fellow of the IEEE.