Sonia Martínez

Jacobs Faculty Scholar
Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Autonomy Collaboratory, Contextual Robotics Institute
University of California, San Diego

About me

I received my PhD degree in Engineering Mathematics from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, in May 2002. After this, I spent two years as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, Santa Barbara. I started as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego in 2006; and became a Full Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2014, being affiliated there ever since. I was honored to become a Jacobs Faculty Scholar in 2019. She is a Fellow of the IEEE, class 2018.

My research interests span all aspects of the control of networked, multi-agent systems, including robotic teams and cyber-physical systems. I have particularly focused on the analysis and design of distributed coordination algorithms for groups of autonomous robots, by leveraging nonlinear control, distributed optimization, and game-theoretic approaches. Current topics of interest include the resilient, safe and robust coordination of mixed multi-agent systems subject to adversarial action.

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Some Publication Highlights

Please visit my Publications link for a list of published papers, and Google Scholar for more recent preprints. See below some publication highlights.