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Department of Engineering
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi TX, 78412-5797
Phone: +1 361-825-3576
eMail: luis.garcia @ tamucc . edu

About me

Luis Rodolfo Garcia Carrillo was born in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico in 1980. He received his B.S. in Electronic Engineering in 2003, and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2007, both from the Institute of Technology of La Laguna, Coahuila, Mexico. He received his Ph.D. in Control Systems from the University of Technology of Compiegne, (Sorbonne Universités) France, in 2011, where he was advised by Professor Rogelio Lozano.

From 2012 to 2013, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Control, Dynamical Systems and Computation at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was working with Professor Joao Hespanha. During this time he was also a researcher in the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies. From July 2013 to July 2015 he was an assistant professor of Engineering at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. From August 2015 to December 2016 he was an assistant professor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He moved to Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in January 2017, where he currently holds an assistant professor position with the Department of Engineering.

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My research interests include

  • Control Systems

  • Multi-Agent Systems

  • Game Theory

  • Intelligent Control

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • Computer Vision

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Research News

  • 2020-06-20 : New paper in IFAC Journal of Systems and Control, “A biologically-inspired reinforcement learning based intelligent distributed flocking control for Multi-Agent Systems in presence of uncertain system and dynamic environment”. Published with Dr. Mohammad Jafari (UCSC) and Dr. Hao Xu (UNR).

  • 2020-03-11 : New paper in IEEE Access, “Path Planning for UAV to Cover Multiple Separated Convex Polygonal Regions”. Published with Dr. Junfei Xie (SDSU) and Dr. Lei Jin (TAMU-CC).

  • 2019-07-23 : New paper in IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, “Deep-Learning Tracking for Autonomous Flying Systems Under Adversarial Inputs”. Published with Dr. Kyriakos Vamvoudakis from Georgia Tech.

  • 2018-07-01 : I started a new STIR project: Multi-Agent Network Control - A Brain Emotional Learning- Inspired Approach. Sponsored by the Army Research Office, Network Sciences Division.


  • 2020-06-01 : I am serving as an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Robotics and AI.

  • 2019-09-27 : My Student Gabriel Alexis Guijarro Reyes finished second place in the 2019 CAHSI hackaton at 2019 HENAAC.

  • 2019-07-10 : Our student Baoquian Wang defended his Master Thesis entitled: 3-D Hybrid Trajectory Modeling for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

  • 2019-07-01 : I am serving as a Guest Editor for the Drones Special Issue Fundamental and Applied Research in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.

  • 2018-10-23 : A novel bladeless drone prototype designed by my students was featured in Inside Unmanned Systems. For more information visit this link.

  • 2018-08-27 : Gabriel Alexis Guijarro Reyes has joined our grup. He stared his M.Sc. in Computer Sciences under the supervision of Dr. Luis Rodolfo Garcia Carrillo and Dr. Junfei Xie.

  • 2016-08-01 : The Nevada Engineering magazine published an article about my research “Mimicking Mother Nature to maximize multi-agent systems”. For more information visit this link.

  • 2015-01-12 : BusinessNews came to my laboratory, and interviewed a couple of my students. For more information visit this link.

  • 2014-11-29 : A novel convertible drone prototype designed by my students was featured in Inside Unmanned Systems. For more information visit this link.

  • 2014-11-17 : A novel convertible drone prototype designed by my students was featured in Aero News Network. For more information visit this link.

  • 2014-04-22 : John Roberts from Fox News came to TAMU-CC and did interviews related to UAS. I appear in one of them. For more information and a video visit this link.

  • 2012-07-05 : The University of Technology of Compiegne WebTV UTC published a video featuring my PhD research “U comme… Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ”. For more information (in french) visit this link.