Washington University in St. Louis


Humberto Gonzalez

Assistant Professor
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.
Selected Publications

S. Burden, H. Gonzalez, R. Vasudevan, R. Bajcsy, and S. Sastry. Numerical Integration of Hybrid Dynamical Systems via Domain Relaxation. Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2011), pp. 39583965. December 12-16, 2011.

H. Gonzalez, R. Vasudevan, M. Kamgarpour, S. Sastry, R. Bajcsy, and C. Tomlin. A Numerical Method for the Optimal Control of Switched Systems. Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2010), pp. 75197526. December 15-17, 2010.

H. Gonzalez, R. Vasudevan, M. Kamgarpour, S. Sastry, R. Bajcsy, and C. Tomlin. A Descent Algorithm for the Optimal Control of Constrained Switched Nonlinear Dynamical Systems. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC'10), pp. 5160. April 12-16, 2010.

H. Gonzalez, E. Polak. On the Perpetual Collision-Free RHC of Fleets of Vehicles. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications. Volume 145, Issue 1, Pages 7692, 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. Volume 8, Number 4, pages 551566, 2009.

Selected Research

"Scalable Swarms of Autonomous Robots and Mobile Sensors (SWARMS)"

"Micro Autonomous Systems & Technology (MAST)"

"2007 DARPA Urban Challenge"

Contact Humberto Gonzalez
Address 1 Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1042
City/St/Zip St. Louis, MO 63130
Office Green Hall, Room 1120A 
Phone (314) 935-9357
Fax (314) 935-7500
Email hgonzale@wustl.edu
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PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
MSc, Universidad de Chile, 2005
BSc, Universidad de Chile, 2005
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