J. Á Acosta
J. Á. Acosta was born in Huelva, Spain. He obtained the Servo-Electrical and Mechanical Engineering degrees from the University of Huelva, Spain, and a B.S. degree in electrical engineering degree from the University of Seville, Spain. He was a Marie Curie Control Training Site Fellow as a Member of the Centre Nacional de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France) in the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systemes, Supélec, in 2003 and 2005. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in 2004 at the Department of Systems Engineering and Automatic Control at the University of Sevilla and a Ph.D. European Award in 2005, and he is nominated to George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control journal in 2006. Since 1999, he joined as a Research Assistant that department, where he is currently a Researcher, a Professor, and member of the Automatic and Robotics Institute. He also has been a Visitor at the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes (CNRS, France) repeatedly since 2005 and an Academic Visitor Researching at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department as a member of the Control and Power Group at Imperial College London in 2008 and 2009. His research interests are in the fields of nonlinear control of dynamical systems with emphasis on underactuated electromechanical and robotic systems.
Biography Updated on 30 November 2009