Dr Pablo Borja
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Dr Pablo Borja

Lecturer in Control Systems Engineering

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Biography

Biography

From October to December 2015, I was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Institute of Cyber-Systems and Control at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. From January to February 2016, I was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Johann Bernoulli Institute at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.  From 2017 to 2018, I was a postdoctoral researcher member of the Engineering and Technology Institute Groningen (ENTEG) at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. From 2018 to 2021, I was a fellow of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and an ENTEG member at the University of Groningen. From 2021 to 2022, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Cognitive Robotics at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Since October 2022, I have been a lecturer in Control Systems Engineering at the University of Plymouth, U.K.

Qualifications

  • Ph. D. in Automatique (Control Systems), Paris-Saclay University, France, 2017.
  • Master's in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Control Systems, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico, 2014.
  • Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico, 2011.

Professional membership

I am a member of the following societies:

  • IEEE
  • IEEE Young Professionals
  • IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS)
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)
  • International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)

Additionally, I am a corresponding member of the (IFAC) technical committee on Non-linear Control Systems (TC2.3).

Research

Research

Research interests

My research interests encompass the following topics:

  • Nonlinear control methodologies and their applications, with an emphasis on physical systems.
  • Modeling of complex physical systems. In particular, energy-based models.
  • Dissipativity/passivity theory and passivity-based control.
  • Control applications in robotics.
  • Soft robotics.
  • Model reduction.


Personal

Personal

Conferences organised

I have been the (co-)organizer of the following events:

  • The workshop titled "Energy-based modeling and control of mechanical systems: theory and applicationsat the 61st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). To be held in Cancun, Mexico, in December 2022. Check the websites https://cdc2022.ieeecss.org/ and https://sites.google.com/view/energy-based-methods-cdc2022/home.
  • The 15th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics, which took place in Delft, The Netherlands, in September 2022. Check the website https://sites.google.com/view/hfr2022/home.
  • The invited session "Passivity Based Control of Mechanical and Electromechanical Systems" at the 7th IFAC Workshop on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Methods for Nonlinear Control (LHMNC). The conference took place in Berlin, Germany, in October 2021. Check the website https://lhmnlc21.org/.

Other academic activities

I have been the (co-)chairman of the following sessions at international conferences:

  • (Chairman) "Passivity Based Control of Mechanical and Electromechanical Systems" at the 7th IFAC Workshop on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Methods for Nonlinear Control (LHMNC). Berlin, Germany, 2021.
  • (Chairman) "Geometry" at the 7th IFAC Workshop on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Methods for Nonlinear Control (LHMNC). Berlin, Germany, 2021.
  • (Co-chairman) "Passivity-based control" at the 3rd IFAC Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control of Nonlinear Systems (MICNON). Tokyo, Japan, 2021 (virtual).
  • (Co-chairman) "Stability of Nonlinear Systems" at the American Control Conference (ACC). New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2021 (virtual).

Additionally, I was chairman of the following sessions:

  • "Nonlinear & Hybrid Control Systems II" at the 39th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control. Elspeet, The Netherlands, 2020.
  • "Nonlinear Control B" at the 37th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control. Soesterberg, The Netherlands.