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Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Erick Rodríguez-Seda


Associate Professor
Office: Hopper Hall 225
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 Research Interests

Cyber-Physical Systems, Dynamics and Control Theory, Mobile Robotics, Multi-Agent Systems

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2011
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2007
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, May 2004

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, August 2018 – Present 
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, January 2020 – April 2020 
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, August 2019 – December 2019 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, August 2013 – August 2018
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, January 2011 - April 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2022

Significant Publications

  • P. Frontera and E. J. Rodríguez-Seda, “ Network Attacks on Cyber-Physical Systems Project Based Learning Activity,” IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 110-116, May 2021. 
  • T. Severson, B. Croteau, E. J. Rodríguez-Seda, K. Kiriakidis, R. Robucci, and C. Patel, “A Resilient Framework for Sensor-based Attacks on Cyber–Physical Systems Using Trust-based Consensus and Self-triggered Control,” Control Engineering Practice, vol. 101, p. 104509, Aug. 2020.
  • W. Zhang, E. J. Rodríguez-Seda, S. Deka, M. Amrouche, D. Zhou, D. Stipanovic, and George Leitmann, “Avoidance Control with Relative Velocity Information for Lagrangian Dynamics,” Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, vol. 99, pp. 229–244, Aug. 2020.
  • E. J. Rodríguez-Seda and D. M. Stipanovic, “Cooperative Avoidance Control with Velocity-based Detection Regions,” IEEE Control Systems Letters, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 432 - 437, Apr. 2020. 
  • E. J. Rodríguez-Seda, “Self-Triggered Reduced-Attention Output Feedback Control for Linear Networked Control Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 348-356, Jan. 2019. 
  • E. J. Rodríguez-Seda and J. J. Dawkins, “Decentralized Cooperative Collision Avoidance Control for Unmanned Rotorcraft with Bounded Acceleration,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 41, no. 11, pp. 2445-2454, Nov. 2018. 
  • B. Croteau, D. Krishnankutty, K. Kiriakidis, T. Severson, C. Patel, R. Robucci, E. J. Rodríguez-Seda, and N. Banerjee, “Cross-Level Detection Framework for Attacks on Cyber-Physical Systems,”  Journal of Hardware and Systems Security, vol. 1, no. 4, pp 356-369, Dec. 2017. 
  • E. J. Rodríguez-Seda, D. M. Stipanovic, and M. W. Spong, “Guaranteed Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Systems with Acceleration Constraints and Sensing Uncertainties,”  Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, vol. 168, no. 3, pp. 1014-1038, March 2016.
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