Curriculum Vitae

Education

CV.pdf

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

Mayagüez, PR

Magna Cum Laude

Experience

Research

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park

Fall 2018-Present

Director of the Collaborative Controls and Robotics Laboratory.

  • Research on Human-Swarm Interactions.
  • Research on Characterization of Collaboration in Human-Human Motor Tasks.
  • Research on Guaranteed Capture of Multi-Pursuer-Evader Games.
  • Research on Wind Field Monitoring through Persistent Coverage via Low-Mobility Platforms.
  • Research on Awareness-Based and Communication-Aware Persistent Coverage.
  • Research on Magnetic Manipulation of Effectors for Ultra-Minimally Invasive Surgery.

 

Senior Professional Staff

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

Summer 2016-Summer 2018

Researcher in the Advanced Concepts section for the Guidance, Navigation and Controls group.

  • Research on atmospheric turbulence metrology via high energy laser adaptive optics.
  • Research on directed guidance for reference trajectory generation and regulation on simple mechanical control systems.
  • Research on nonlinear suboptimal control and estimation design using extended linearization and dynamic games.

 

Post-Doc Research Assistant, GRITS Lab

Georgia Institute of  Technology, Atlanta, GA

Spring 2016-Summer 2016

Research on control of multi-robot systems. PI: Magnus Egerstedt

    • Research on brain-swarm interfaces.
    • Remote-Access Swarm Robotics.

 

Graduate Research Assistant, GRITS Lab

Georgia Institute of  Technology, Atlanta, GA

Fall 2011-Spring 2016

Research on control of multi-robot systems. Advisor: Magnus Egerstedt

  •  Research on human-swarm interactions.
  • Research on inter-robot interactions in multi-robot systems. Collaboration with Calin Belta at HyNeSs Lab in Boston University.
  • Research on online globally optimal path planners. Collaboration with Hao Min Zhou at Georgia Tech’s Math Department.
  • Research on trajectory generation for air traffic control. Collaboration with Shih-Yih Young at Rockwell Collins, Inc.
  • Research on heterogeneous collaboration of multi-robot systems. Collaboration with Shih-Yih Young at Rockwell Collins, Inc.

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant

Georgia Institute of  Technology, Atlanta, GA

Summer 2010

Research on equalizer design for high-frequency Tx/Rx. Advisor: Kevin Kornegay.

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Minds2Create Lab

University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez, PR

Fall 2009-Spring 2011

Research on power regulation of renewable source and autonomous robot design. Advisor: Eduardo Ortiz-Rivera.

 

Teaching

Instructor

University of Maryland, College Park

Spring 2020

Instructor for Vibrations, Controls & Optimization II, a senior undergraduate core-curriculum course.

 

Instructor

University of Maryland, College Park

Fall 2019

Instructor for Network Control Systems, a graduate course on control analysis and design of multi-agent systems.

 

Instructor

University of Maryland, College Park

Spring 2019

Instructor for Vibrations, Controls & Optimization I, a junior undergraduate core-curriculum course.

 

Instructor

University of Maryland, College Park

Fall 2018

Instructor for Vibrations, Controls & Optimization II, a senior undergraduate core-curriculum course.

 

Instructor

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Fall 2017

Instructor for Automatic Control, a senior undergraduate core-curriculum course.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Georgia Institute of  Technology, Atlanta, GA

Fall 2015

Head TA for “Networked Control Systems,” an advanced graduate course on the systems and controls technical interest area at Georgia Tech.

 

Course Instructor

Georgia Institute of  Technology, Atlanta, GA

Fall 2014

Instructor for introductory graduate course on teaching and learning for prospective teaching assistants.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Georgia Institute of  Technology, Atlanta, GA

Spring 2014

Head TA for “Optimal Control,” a core graduate course on the systems and controls technical interest area at Georgia Tech.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Georgia Institute of  Technology, Atlanta, GA

Fall 2011-Spring 2012

TA for the “Microelectronics Laboratory,” a junior/senior course on semiconductor circuits, op-amps, and filter design.

 

Math Tutor

University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Mayagüez, PR

Fall 2007-Spring 2008

Provided private math tutoring to a dozen students as part of a special project from the dean of students.

 

Professional

Technical Intern

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

Summer 2013

Development of a six degrees of freedom terminal homing simulation environment for a generic airframe which was used to perform several advanced concept studies.

 

Technical Intern

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

Summer 2012

Development of strategies for improving robustness of fully coupled autopilot designs in flight control systems for endo-atmospheric aerodynamic vehicles.

 

Technical Intern

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD

Summer 2011

Robustness analysis of a six degrees of freedom rigid body autopilot compensation scheme for aerodynamic cross-coupling.

 

Engineering Co-op

Rockwell Collins, Inc. , Cedar Rapids, IA

Spring 2009-Summer 2009

Development and verification of their terrain awareness and warning system. Analysis of several non-working file server units to attain root-cause failure.

 

Industrial Electronics Training

Antonio Lucchetti Vocational High School , Arecibo, PR

Fall 2003-Spring 2006

Over 1,200 hours completed in Industrial Electronics.