Awards and Service
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Plenary Speaker, 6th IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control, 2023.
Donald P. Eckman Award, American Automatic Control Council, 2023.
CAREER, National Science Foundation, 2022.
Young Investigator Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2022.
Campus-wide Faculty Fellow, Research and Innovation Office of the University of Colorado, Boulder, 2022.
Outstanding Student Paper Award (as co-author), IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2021.
Research Initiation Award (CRII), National Science Foundation, 2020.
Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Center for Control, Dynamics and Computation, UC Santa Barbara, 2020.
Best Student Paper Award Finalist (as student), IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2017.
Researcher of the Term, CCDC, UC Santa Barbara, 2017.
Doctoral Student Travel Grant, Academic Senate, UC Santa Barbara, 2017.
Outstanding Scholar Fellowship, CCDC, UC Santa Barbara, 2013.
Best Presentation in the Session, American Control Conference, 2013 and 2015.
Student Commencement Speaker, University of Los Andes, Colombia, 2013.
Young Investigator Award ('Joven Investigador'), National Department of Science and Innovation, Colombia, 2012.
Top Ranked (>95%) on National Exam for Higher Education (Electronics Engineering), National Inst. for Edu. Evaluation, Colombia, 2011.
Top Ranked (>95%) on National Exam for Higher Education (Mechanical Engineering), National Inst. for Edu. Evaluation, Colombia, 2011.
ACTIVITIES / SERVICE / OUTREACH
Workshop: "Recent Advances on Model-Free Equilibrium-Seeking Control", American Control Conference, San Diego, CA, May 2023.
Special Session, "Learning and Control", ITA @ San Diego, CA, February, 2023.
Workshop: "Deterministic and Stochastic Hybrid Methods for Robust Learning and Optimization in Dynamical Systems", IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, 2017.
Workshop: "Hybrid Dynamical Systems: From Modeling and Stability Theory to Applications in Machine Learning, Engineering, and Societal Systems, IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control, Cartagena, Colombia, October 2017.
INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL PROGRAM - COMMITTEE MEMBER - ASSOCIATE EDITOR:
Associate Editor, IEEE Control Systems Letters (LCSS), 2023 - present.
Associate Editor, IFAC Journal Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems (NAHS), 2023 - present.
Member of IEEE Technical Committee on Hybrid Systems, 2023- present.
Member of Conference Editorial Board, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2022 - present.
Member of IFAC Technical Committee "Adaptive and Learning Systems", 2021- present.
Associate Editor, 26th ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC), 2023.
Associate Editor of Journal of Control, Automation and Electrical Systems, 08/2020 - 01/2022.
Associate Editor for 18th IFAC Workshop on Control Applications of Optimization, 2022.
IPC, 10th EAI International Conference on Game Theory for Networks, Online, 2021.
IPC, 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Sidney, Australia, 2020.
IPC, IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2019.
IPC, 9th EAI International Conference on Game Theory for Networks, Paris, France, 2019.
REVIEWER AND REFEREE FOR VARIOUS SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS AND FUNDING AGENCIES:
National Science Foundation (NSF) Panelist.
Proposal reviewer for the French National Research Agency (ANR).
Reviewer for: Automatica, various IEEE Transactions (Automatic Control; Control of Network Systems; Neural Networks and Learning Systems; Control Systems Technology), Systems and Control Letters, IEEE Control Systems Letters, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, International Journal of Control, IET Control Theory and Applications, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, and Foundations and Trends in Systems and Control, Annual Reviews in Control.
Technical meetings and conferences, e.g. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, American Control Conference, IFAC World Congress, European Control Conference, IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC), IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation.
OUTREACH AND SERVICE ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION:
ECE DEI Committee Member, UCSD, 2023-2024.
ECE "Designing Just Futures" Faculty Search Committee, UCSD, 2022-2023.
Mentor in SHPE Mentoring Program, 2022.
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Faculty Search Committee, CU Boulder, 2020-2021.
Mentor in LatinX in AI Mentoring Program, 2020-2021 (Neurips, ICML).
Speaker at INFORMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ambassadors (DEI) Program, 2020.
Reviewer and lecturer for the ACTIVE program at CU Boulder, 2019.
Lecturer in DSST Public High Schools in the Denver Area (Cole High School), 2019.