Ricardo Sanfelice

Position: UC Santa Cruz

Ricardo Sanfelice is Professor and Department Chair 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 300 peer-reviewed articles in journals, conferences, and book collections, in addition to the book Hybrid Dynamical Systems published by Princeton University Press, and and two U.S. Patents, one on robust power conversion and another on adaptive distributed clock synchronization.  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.  He coauthored articles selected as finalists for the Best Student Paper Award (2014, 2019, and 2022) at the American Control Conference (ACC) and the International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE). 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.