Andrés Rodríguez-Torres | Algebraic observer | Young Scientist Award

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Early Academic Pursuits:

Andrés José Rodríguez Torres embarked on his academic journey by earning a Bachelor's degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the Universidad Santo Tomás in Bucaramanga. This laid the foundation for his multidisciplinary expertise, combining mechanical engineering, electronics, and computer science. He then pursued a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, further enriching his knowledge in mechanical systems. Subsequently, his pursuit of excellence led him to obtain a Doctor of Science in Automatic Control from CINVESTAV-IPN, focusing on systems analysis and controller design.

Professional Endeavors:

  1. Design Engineer at C-Idea (July 2016 - July 2019, Bucaramanga, Colombia): In this role, His contributed to the construction of five minimum viable products in the metalworking sector and engineering services as part of the METAL-ISI project. This experience enhanced his practical understanding of mechatronics applications.
  2. Professor and Researcher at Universidad Santo Tomás (February 2014 - July 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; July 2021 - January 2022, Bucaramanga, Colombia): As a professor and researcher, his actively engaged in academic activities. He coordinated electrical and electronic systems and led research in areas such as maximum power transfer in photovoltaic systems and renewable energies. Additionally, he directed machinery automation projects at the graduate program of industrial automation.
  3. Researcher at the Advanced Computing Laboratory (Feb 2008 - July 2013, Bucaramanga, Colombia): In this role, His focused on applied mechanics, specifically in topological optimization using numerical approximation methods for solving elastic problems and modern optimization methods.
  4. Professor at Universidad Anáhuac México (Sept 2019 - Aug 2023, Mexico City, Mexico): As a professor, His established research projects to address industrial problems in collaboration with companies, showcasing his commitment to practical problem-solving and real-world applications.

Contributions and Research Focus:

His Torres has significantly contributed to the field of mechatronics and automatic control. His research, published in high-impact journals and presented at international and national congresses, reflects a diverse range of topics:

  • Active vibration control in building structures
  • Force estimation for magnetorheological dampers
  • Algebraic observers for velocity and displacement estimation in buildings
  • Technical-economic studies for solar power generation
  • Semi-active control for building structures using magnetorheological dampers

His dedication to research is evident in his pursuit of complementary education, including workshops on state and parameter estimation using Kalman filters and certifications in Mechanical Design using Solidworks.

Accolades and Recognition:

His has received notable recognitions for his excellence in research and innovation, such as the San Alberto Magno award for practices of excellence in research and the Academic Recognition Plaque for obtaining the highest accumulated average in Mechatronics Engineering.

Impact and Influence:

His impact extends beyond academia. His role as a professor and involvement in collaborative projects with companies demonstrate his commitment to bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

His Torres leaves a legacy of excellence in research, education, and practical application of mechatronics and automatic control. His future contributions are likely to further advance these fields, continuing to integrate cutting-edge technologies into industrial solutions.

Notable Publications:

1 Alternative tuning method for proportional-derived gains for active vibration control in a building structure A Rodriguez-Torres, J Morales-Valdez, W Yu Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 01423312211021052 (7) - 2021

2 Robust Force Estimation for Magnetorheological Damper Based on Complex Value Convolutional Neural Network A Rodríguez-Torres, M López-Pacheco, J Morales-Valdez, W Yu, JG Díaz Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics 17 (12), 121003 (5) - 2022

3 Technical-Economical Study for Solar Power Generation at USTA's Main Campus JGD Rodríguez, AJR Torres, AF Dallos, AF Parra, LMA Díaz, LJ Ramírez 2018 IEEE ANDESCON, 1-6 (2) - 2018

4 Parametric identification of a magnetorheological damper based on Genetic Algorithm A Rodriguez-Torres, J Morales-Valdez, W Yu 2021 18th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computing (1) -2021

5 Active Vibration Control for Building Structures based on ℋ Synthesis Problem A Rodriguez-Torres, J Morales-Valdez, W Yu 2020 17th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computing … (1) - 2020

6 Modeling and Proportional-Derivative controller design for buildings based on vibration frequencies A Rodriguez-Torres, J Morales-Valdez, W Yu 2020 7th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information … (1) - 2020

7 Vibration Control for a Second-Order System via a Magnetorheological Damper A Rodríguez-Torres, J Morales-Valdez, W Yu, JD Avilés-Velázquez 2023 9th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information … - 2023

8 Reducción de vibraciones en edificios y sistemas mecánicos mediante control semi-activo AJ Rodríguez Torres

Tesis (DC)--Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN … -2023

9 Semi-active control for 1 story building via a magnetorheological damper A Rodríguez-Torres, J Morales-Valdez, W Yu Congreso Nacional de Control Automático 5 ( … - 2022

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Andrés Rodríguez-Torres | Algebraic observer | Young Scientist Award

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