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Ted Pavlic
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How a #termite mound breathes: "...the thin outer flutelike conduits heat up rapidly during the day relative to the deeper chimneys, pushing air up the flutes and down the chimney in a closed convection cell, with the converse situation at night. These cyclic flows in the mound flush out CO2 from the nest and ventilate the colony, in an unusual example of deriving useful work from thermal oscillations." (via +PNAS​)

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And thus ends another event where an apparently good conversation with an apparently interested student is ruined by the realization that you're just a spot on a mixer bingo sheet...
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"-- Some random guy --"
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As much as I do appreciate the occasional weird four-poster bed in a hotel room, I think I would have rather preferred a small desk somewhere in the room instead...
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You can hang cloves of garlic, or your shirts.
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Now that is one big slide rule. Get it? Because the hotel is near +Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)​, where they still use... Wait, what?
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99 degrees Fahrenheit at 12:21 AM (midnight) in #Phoenix. Just sayin'...
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So roughly mid-30's? Not too bad. It could be worse, it could be a lot colder. 
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Is the male-specific marketing the only thing that actually separates +DudeProductsTV​ "Dude Wipes" from the lower-priced competition?
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Not just male-specific, but actively misogynistic. "Slam piece," indeed. 
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Minims emerged! The Pavlic lab now has its first fully functional ant colony! Special thanks to the +Lowe's Home Improvement​ parking lot for being such a wonderful mating area for Camponotus (carpenter) #ants.
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Do NOT get any funny ideas about using this flashlight. It is for EMERGENCY use ONLY!
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Tried calling the 1-800 number on the flashlight yet?  Could be a whole night of entertainment.
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That feeling when you realize the granola is sitting directly on top of the yogurt and not on the non-existent inner-lid you've been carefully trying to remove for the past five minutes...
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Women, it's not just you who are affected by #manspreading. Talkative yet boring jerk spotted on long PHX--ATL flight.
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Following up about +DudeProductsTV​ "Dude Wipes", here is some actual #dudewipes marketing copy.
“Actual "Dude Wipes" marketing copy. (Via @Cagepotatomma)”
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#WTF? When did cartons of eggs at the grocery store become like bunches of bananas? And how do you manage to smuggle out stuff unprotected eggs anyway?
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+Runivis Roan​ -- I think the former scenario is more likely. In that case, it is not trivial to steal six eggs with no packaging. So that's pretty impressive and, to me, notable.
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Education
  • Ohio State University
    Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2007 - 2010
  • Ohio State University
    M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004 - 2007
  • Ohio State University
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1999 - 2004
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Theodore
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ECE/CSE/social-insect researcher, husband, Android enthusiast, and bringer of the science.
Introduction
Researcher (ECE/CSE/social-insect, CyberPhysical Systems, Freak-ology), husband, Android enthusiast, and bringer of the science.

See http://www.tedpavlic.com/facjobsearch/ for more information about my faculty/postdoc job search (CV, research statement, publications, etc.).

Research interests ("freak-ology"):
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Hybrid-state and hybrid-time systems
  • Complex systems
  • CyberPhysical Systems
  • Distributed algorithms
  • Amorphous computing
  • Autonomous systems and vehicles
  • Control and communications theory
  • Behavioral ecology
  • Cooperation
  • Optimization
  • Game theory
  • Parallel computation
  • Robotics
  • Informational architectures of emergence (of life, cancer, multicellularity, eusociality)
  • Bio-mimicry and bio-inspiration
  • Engineering education
You could group a lot of that into the broad area of intelligent control. However, I've tried to combine science and engineering and contribute to both.
Bragging rights
abs( log( batting average ) ) = very high
Work
Occupation
Assistant Professor (Operations Research, Bio-inspired Engineering, Bio-mimicry, Social Insects, Complex Adaptive Systems)
Skills
analytical and computational modelling, complex adaptive systems (CAS), mathematical modelling for theoretical biology (optimal and nutrient-constrained foraging, distributed decision making, cognitive psychology), autonomous multi-agent systems with myriad applications (robotics, distributed power generation, sustainable resource allocation for the built environment), software engineering, software verification and validation, analog electronics and micro-electronics, intelligent control systems
Employment
  • Arizona State University
    Assistant Professor, 2015 - present
    Jointly appointed in: School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering School of Sustainability Graduate faculty in: Industrial Engineering/Operations Research Complex Adaptive Systems Science Animal Behavior Biology Computer Engineering Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences
  • Human Computation Institute
    External Faculty, 2014 - present
  • Arizona State University
    Associate Research Scientist, School of Life Sciences, 2014 - 2015
    Bio-inspired Engineering, Bio-mimicry, Social Insects, Complex Adaptive Systems, Origins of Life
  • Arizona State University
    Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Life Sciences, 2012 - 2014
    Bio-inspired Engineering, Bio-mimicry, Social Insects, Complex Adaptive Systems, Origins of Life
  • Ohio State University
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science and Engineering, 2010 - 2012
    Cyber-Physical Systems research related to autonomous urban vehicles in mixed-autonomy environments.
  • Ohio State University
    Graduate Fellow, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004 - 2010
  • National Instruments
    Hardware R&D Intern for Multifunction DAQ, 2003 - 2003
  • National Instruments
    Hardware R&D Intern for Multifunction DAQ, 2002 - 2002
  • IBM
    Core Systems Software Developer for FlexNAS, 2001 - 2001
  • CallTech Communications
    Information Technology Systems Engineer, 1997 - 2001
  • MegaLinx Communications
    Web Developer and Support Representative, 1995 - 1997
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Tempe, AZ
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Dublin, OH - Columbus, OH - Research Triangle Park, NC - Austin, TX - Westerville, OH - Cincinnati, OH - Tempe, AZ
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Arizona State University School of Life Sciences PO Box 874501 Tempe, AZ 85287-4501
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Back from the Moon, Apollo Astronauts Had to Go Through Customs
www.space.com

Apparently moon visitors are subject to the same procedures as others who leave the country.

Researchers demonstrate the world's first white lasers
phys.org

More luminous and energy efficient than LEDs, white lasers look to be the future in lighting and light-based wireless communication.

New method of quantum entanglement vastly increases how much information...
phys.org

A team of researchers led by UCLA electrical engineers has demonstrated a new way to harness light particles, or photons, that are connected

Images in the air: Researchers turn to femtosecond lasers
techxplore.com

Say the word 'display' and one easily anticipates an image on a screen or on a table surface or within a next-gen box enclosure. Last year,

New nanogenerator harvests power from rolling tires
phys.org

A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from

Injectable electronics holds promise for basic neuroscience, treatment o...
phys.org

It's a notion that might be pulled from the pages of science-fiction novel - electronic devices that can be injected directly into the brain

Team develops camera that uses sensors with just 1,000 pixels
phys.org

Thanks to the `megapixel wars', we are used to cameras with 10s of megapixels. Sensors in our cell phone and SLRs are made of Silicon (Si),

Physicists make first observation of the pushing pressure of light
phys.org

(Phys.org)—For more than 100 years, scientists have debated the question: when light travels through a medium such as oil or water, does it

Droid Life
plus.google.com

No one does Android news like we do, especially when it involves pink.

Self-folding robot walks, swims, climbs, dissolves
techxplore.com

A demo sparking interest at the ICRA 2015 conference in Seattle was all about an origami robot that was worked on by researchers. More speci

Incentivizing Quality and Impact in Computing Research | May 2015 | Comm...
cacm.acm.org

Developing consensus on how the computing-research publication culture should be changed has proven to be exceedingly hard. The Computing Re

Pompeya - Music on Google Play
market.android.com

Pompeya is a four piece indie pop and rock band based in Moscow, Russia. Their music is often described as bright and breezy, a mix of 70s D

Giant Whales Have Super-Stretchy Nerves
phenomena.nationalgeographic.com

“Hey, look at this,” said Bob Shadwick. He and his team were working on the dissected remains of a fin whale, the second largest animal on t

A molecule from plants and trees could make our roads and roofs 'greener'
phys.org

Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up bett

Bioasphalt with lignin in Zeeland
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Bioasphalt for roads in Zeeland, a Dutch province, is being developed by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, the Asfalt Kennis Centrum (

Announcing Insects Unlocked
www.myrmecos.net

A while back I wrote a feature for Ars Technica on the dysfunctional online copyright landscape. The piece was personal. My photographs aver

Whales on the Wrong Side of the World
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In May 2010, a whale showed up on the wrong side of the world. A team of marine biologists was conducting a survey off the coast of Israel w

PolyClock™ World Clock - Android Apps on Google Play
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The world-class world clock. Day, night, and timezones at a glance on digital & analog clocks, map and globe. Timezone troubles solved with

Our dog really enjoys day camp and boarding here, where they all know his name. We also think they do a great job on his grooming.
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Clean and new, but very small. Don't expect to buy much office furniture there (e.g., no filling cabinets). Across the street from competitor OfficeMax/OfficeDepot.
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Smaller store, and everything is much harder to find. Prefer Rural store one block away.
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