Short Bio

For publications:

Ricardo G. Sanfelice received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from the Universidad de Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. In 2007 and 2008, he held postdoctoral positions at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Centre Automatique et Systèmes at the École de Mines de Paris. In 2009, he joined the faculty of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, where he was an Assistant Professor. In 2014, he joined the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA, where he is currently Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prof. Sanfelice is the recipient of the 2013 SIAM Control and Systems Theory Prize, the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Air Force Young Investigator Research Award, the 2010 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award, and the 2020 Test-of-Time Award from the Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control Conference. He is Associate Editor for Automatica and a Fellow of the IEEE. His research interests are in modeling, stability, robust control, observer design, and simulation of nonlinear and hybrid systems with applications to power systems, aerospace, and biology.

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Ricardo G. Sanfelice is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California at Santa Cruz, CA, USA. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 2004 and 2007, respectively, from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During 2007 and 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visited the Centre Automatique et Systemes at the Ecole de Mines de Paris for four months. Prof. Sanfelice is the recipient of the 2013 SIAM Control and Systems Theory Prize, the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Air Force Young Investigator Research Award, the 2010 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award, the 2012 STAR Higher Education Award for his contributions to STEM education, and the 2020 ACM Test-of-Time Award from the HSCCHe is Associate Editor for Automatica, a Fellow of the IEEE, and has served as Chair of the Hybrid Systems Technical Committee from the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is Director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center at UCSC and Director of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS) Aviation Initiative. His research interests are in modeling, stability, robust control, observer design, and simulation of nonlinear and hybrid systems with applications to robotics, power systems, aerospace, and biology.

For highlights:

Ricardo Sanfelice is Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  After academic stops at UC Santa Barbara, MIT, École de Mines de Paris, and University of Arizona, he joined the Baskin School of Engineering in 2014 where he leads the Hybrid Systems Lab at UCSC.  His research focus is on automation and control for systems with nonlinear hybrid dynamics, cyber-physical systems, and feedback systems emerging in robotics, aerospace, power systems, and biology.  He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in journals, conferences, and book collections, in addition to the book Hybrid Dynamical Systems published by Princeton University Press, and a U.S. Patent on robust power conversion.  He is the recipient of the 2013 SIAM Control and Systems Theory Prize, the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Air Force Young Investigator Research Award, the 2010 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award, the 2012 STAR Higher Education Award for his contributions to STEM education, and the 2020 ACM Test-of-Time Award from the Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control Conference.  Currently he is Director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center, Director of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS) Aviation Initiative, Associate Editor for Automatica, Elsevier, and has served as Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Hybrid Systems.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE. 

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