Humberto Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor in the Preston M. Green Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering at Washington University. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. In addition, he received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Chile in 2005.
Professor Gonzalez’s research interests are in the broad area of dynamical systems, with an emphasis on computational tools for cyber-physical systems, which is the family of systems where physical and computational components interact in a tight coordination. In particular, he develops methods within the fields of numerical nonlinear programming and hybrid dynamical systems tools to model and analyze the interaction of robotic systems in open environments.
S. Burden, H. Gonzalez, R. Vasudevan, R. Bajcsy, and S. S. Sastry. "Metrization and Simulation of Controlled Hybrid Systems." IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 60, no. 9, pp. 2307–2320
R. Vasudevan, H. Gonzalez, R. Bajcsy, S. S. Sastry. “Consistent Approximations for the Optimal Control of Constrained Switched Systems—Part 1: A Conceptual Algorithm.” SIAM Journal on Optimization and Control, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 4463–4483, 2013.
R. Vasudevan, H. Gonzalez, R. Bajcsy, S. S. Sastry. “Consistent Approximations for the Optimal Control of Constrained Switched Systems—Part 2: An Implementable Algorithm.” SIAM Journal on Optimization and Control, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 4484–4503, 2013.
A. Aswani, H. Gonzalez, S. S. Sastry, C. Tomlin. “Provably Safe and Robust Learning–Based Model Predictive Control.” Automatica, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 1216–1226, 2013.
H. Gonzalez, E. Polak. “On the Perpetual Collision–Free RHC of Fleets of Vehicles.” Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, vol. 145, no. 1, pp. 76–92, 2010.
J. Sprinkle, J. M. Eklund, H. Gonzalez, E. I. Grøtli, B. Upcroft, A. Makarenko, W. Uther, M. Moser, R. Fitch, H. Durrant–Whyte and S. S. Sastry. “Model–based design: a report from the trenches of the DARPA Urban Challenge.” Software and Systems Modeling, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 551–566, 2009.
"Scalable Swarms of Autonomous Robots and Mobile Sensors (SWARMS)"
"Micro Autonomous Systems & Technology (MAST)"
"2007 DARPA Urban Challenge"