Jorge Cortés


Jorge's picture Jorge Cortés is a Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He received the Licenciatura degree in mathematics from the Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in engineering mathematics from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, in 2001. He held postdoctoral positions at the Systems, Signals and Control Department of the University of Twente in 2002 and at the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2002 to 2004. He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 2004 to 2007.

Dr. Cortés is the author of "Geometric, Control and Numerical Aspects of Nonholonomic Systems" (New York: Springer-Verlag, 2002) and co-author of "Distributed Control of Robotic Networks" (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009). He received a NSF CAREER award in 2006 and was the recipient of the 2006 Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics Young Researcher Prize. He has co-authored papers that have won the 2008 IEEE Control Systems Outstanding Paper Award, the 2009 SIAM Review SIGEST selection from the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, and the 2012 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award in the Theory category. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer. He served in the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2010-2012), Systems and Control Letters (2009-2012), and European Journal of Control (2006-2009) and in the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society (2005-2009). He currently serves in the editorial board of IEEE Control Systems Magazine, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Access, and Journal of Geometric Mechanics.

Dr. Cortés' research interests are in the area of systems and control, sensor networks, game theory, engineering mathematics, and geometric mechanics. More specifically, he is interested in designing and analyzing motion planning strategies and distributed coordination algorithms for autonomous mobile networks performing spatially-distributed sensing tasks. Application areas include mobile robotics, environmental adaptive sampling, and autonomous deployment of unmanned multi-vehicle networks. His PhD thesis work was focused on the geometric, numerical, and control aspects of nonholonomic systems. Detailed information is available at Dr. Cortés' resume.

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Latest news

Jan 15
Ashish Cherukuri is a finalist for the ACC15 Best Student Paper Award with "Asymptotic stability of saddle points under the saddle-point dynamics"!

Dec 14
Appointed Associate Editor for IEEE Access

Jul 14
Interview at the IEEE Control Systems Magazine

Jun 14
Dean Richert has successfully defended his PhD! The title of his thesis is Robust Distributed Control of Networked Systems with Linear Programming Objectives He will soon start working for Cymer Corporation

Distributed Control of Robotic Networks

F. Bullo, J. Cortés, and S. Martínez

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Mar 18, 15
Decision and Control Lectures, Coordinated Sciences Laboratory, UIUC, Urbana, Illinois

Jul 1-3, 15
American Control Conference 2015, Chicago, Illinois

Oct 19-23, 15
IMA Thematic Year on Control and Its Applications, Workshop on Analysis and Control of Network Dynamics, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego
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