Jorge Cortés

Professor

Current Members


Postdoctoral Research Associates

Chin-Yao Zhang (sodukuyeh at gmail.com), 2016-
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Kooktae Lee (kooktae.lee at gmail.com), 2016-
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Graduate Students

Ashish Cherukuri (acheruku at ucsd.edu), PhD, 2012-
2016 MAE Distinguished Fellowship Award
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Yifu Zhang (yifuzhang at ucsd.edu), PhD, 2014-
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Erfan Nozari (enozari at eng.ucsd.edu), PhD, 2014-
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Aaron Ma (aam021 at eng.ucsd.edu), PhD, 2016-
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Zhichao Li (zhl355 at eng.ucsd.edu), PhD, 2016-
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Pio Ong (piong at eng.ucsd.edu), PhD, 2016-
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Priyank Srivastava (psrivast at eng.ucsd.edu), PhD, 2016-
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Past Members


Postdoctoral Research Associates

Bahman Gharesifard, Postdoc, 2009-2012, now Assistant Professor at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
Adversarial reasoning, hypergames, and distributed strategic engagements
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Solmaz Kia, 2012-2014 [joint with Prof. S. Martínez], now Assistant Professor at University of California, Irvine
Dynamic average consensus, distributed optimization, event-triggered control
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Mike Ouimet, 2014-2015 [joint with Prof. S. Martínez], now Engineer at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, San Diego
Provision of network integrity by cordination of stratospheric vehicles, multi-agent robotics laboratory
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Yingbo Zhao, 2015-2016, now Senior Algorithms Engineer at Cymer Corporation
Reachability metrics for bilinear networks, identification of complex networks
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Pavan Tallapragada, 2014-2017, now Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Science
Opportunistic event-triggered control, information theory, differential privacy, intelligent transportation
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Graduate Students

Anurag Ganguli, PhD, 2002-2007, co-advised with Prof. Francesco Bullo, now Senior Member of Research Staff, PARC
PhD Thesis: "Motion Coordination for Mobile Robotic Networks with Visibility Sensors"
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Mike Schuresko, PhD, 2005-2009, now g-speak Engineer at Oblong Industries
PhD Thesis: "Controlling Global Network Connectivity of Robot Swarms With Local Interactions"
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of California, Santa Cruz


Rishi Graham, PhD, 2006-2010, now Postdoc at MBARI
PhD thesis: "Information-Driven Cooperative Sampling Strategies for Spatial Estimation by Robotic Sensor Networks"
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of California, Santa Cruz


Cameron Nowzari, PhD, 2009-2013, now Postdoc at UPenn
PhD thesis: "Distributed Triggered Control of Networked Cyber-Physical Systems"
2013 Outstanding Graduate Student Award in MAE
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Mike Ouimet, PhD, 2009-2014, now Engineer at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, San Diego
PhD thesis: "Distributed Cooperation for Robust Estimation"
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Dean Richert, PhD, 2010-2014, now NSERC postdoctoral fellow at University of Calgary, Canada
PhD thesis: "Robust Distributed Control of Networked Systems with Linear Programming Objectives"
2014 Outstanding Graduate Student Award in MAE
Inaugural recipient of "Robert E. Skelton Systems and Control Dissertation Award" (academic year 2013-2014)
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Simon Niederlaender, MS, 2014-2015, now PhD student at University of Stuttgart, Germany
MS thesis: "Distributed Continuous-Time Coordination for Nonsmooth Convex and Robust Optimization"
Engineering Cybernetics, University of Stuttgart, Germany and
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


David Mateos, PhD, 2011-2015, now Postdoc at Salk Institute for Biological Studies
PhD thesis: "Distributed Algorithms for Convex Optimization: Noisy Channels, Online Computation, Nuclear Norm Regularization, and Separable Constraints"
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Aaron Ma, MS, 2014-2016, now PhD student at UC San Diego
MS thesis: " Visibility-Based Distributed Deployment of Robotic Teams in Polyhedral Terrains"
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Visiting Graduate Students

Rosario Aragüés, visiting PhD student, Spring 08, Spring 09
Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering
Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain


Edgardo Chunga, visiting PhD student, Spring 09
Department of Sciences, Mathematics Section
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Perú


Hanqiao Gao, 2008-2009
"Cooperative localization of areas of rapid change in spatial phenomena"
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Rokus Ottervanger, visiting MS student, Spring 14
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Technology Eindhoven, the Netherlands


Undergraduate Students

Katie Laventall, senior undergraduate, 2006-2007
Senior Thesis: "Coverage control by multi-robot networks with limited-range anistropic sensory"
Department of Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz


Ethan Allen, Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences Program, Summer 2012
Engineering Physics, Morgan State University


Adam Durbin, Regents Scholar Initiative Program, Fall 2012
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Jinyeong Yim, visiting undergraduate student, Spring 2013
Deparment of Mechanical Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea


Katherine Liu, Independent Study for Undergraduates, Winter, Spring 2014 and Undergraduate Researcher, 2014-2015
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Daniel Heideman, Independent Study for Undergraduates, Winter 2014 - Winter 2015
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Peizhen Gu, Summer Research Program with Zhejiang University, Summer 2014
Department of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University


Matthew Qen, Independent Study for Undergraduates, 2014-2015
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Mike Liu, Independent Study for Undergraduates, Spring 2015 - Spring 2016
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Gerardo Gonzalez, California Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Research Program, Summer 2015 and Independent Study for Undergraduates, Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Jose L. Ramirez, Independent Study for Undergraduates, Summer 2015 - Winter 2016
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Julio Martinez, Independent Study for Undergraduates, Summer 2015 - Spring 2016
Department of Mathematics and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego


Bruno Maciel, Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, Summer 2015
Department of Control and Automation Engineering, Instituto Federal Fluminense, Brazil


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California, 92093-0411

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Fax: 1-858-822-3107

cortes at ucsd.edu
Skype id: jorgilliyo