Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Jorge Cortés is an Associate 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 Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer (2010-2012). 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, 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.
New NSF-CMMI project on robust distributed online convex optimization
Section Editor on 'Control of Networked Systems' for Encyclopedia of Systems and Control, J. Baillieul and T. Samad eds., Springer, New York
Sep 14-15, 12
Program Co-Chair for 3rd IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems, Santa Barbara, California
2012 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award in the Theory category with the paper Self-triggered coordination of robotic networks for optimal deployment coauthored with Ph.D student Cameron Nowzari, ACC 2012, Montréal, Canada
Distributed Control of Robotic Networks
F. Bullo, J. Cortés, and S. Martínez
Jul 8-10, 13
SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, San Diego, California
Dec 10-13, 13
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy
Dec 16-19, 13
deLeonFest: a conference to celebrate the 60th birthday of Manuel de Leon and his research contributions, ICMAT, CSIC, Madrid, Spain