CEC

Dr. Fernando Rios-Gutierrez

Rios_FernandoAssociate Professor

Office: BLDG 255, RM 1329
Phone: (912) 478-5005
Email: frios@georgiasouthern.edu

CV: Website: Robotics Lab

Education:
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA, August 2000. Dissertation: “A Control Scheme Based on Decomposition to Primitive Behavior and a Reinforcing Learning Technique ”
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA, May 1998.
M.S. in Electronic Instrumentation, National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics, Puebla, Mexico, Sep.1980. Dissertation: “Automatic Controller for a Telescope Dome”
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico, 1978.

Professional Experience:
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Georgia Southern University, August 1st 2013-present.

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Georgia Southern University, August 1st 2007-July 2013.

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth MN, September 2002-July 2007.

Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth MN, September 2000-August 2002.

Visiting Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico, August 1992- July 1994.

Professor, Research Fellow, Lecturer, and Laboratory Instructor, Sciences Institute, Semiconductors Department, and the College of Electronics and Computer Science, Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico, September 1983- August 1994.

Product Design Engineer. National Cash Register (NCR) Mexico, Puebla Mexico. 1980-1981, Switching Power Supplies Design.

Areas of Expertise:
Digital and Embedded Systems, Mobile Robots, Sensors and Interfaces, Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic

Teaching Interests:
Digital Systems, Mobile Robots, Microcontroller and Embedded Systems, Artificial Intelligence techniques for robotic and medical applications.

Research Interests:
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Embedded Systems, sensor interfaces

Recent Publications and Patents related to Research Interests:
Rocio Alba-Flores, Fernando Rios-Gutierrez, Control Systems Design Course with a Focus for Applications in Mobile Robotics, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta GA, June 2013. (Accepted for publication)

Samantha Jacobs, Fernando Rios-Gutierrez, Novel Method for Using Q-Learning in Small Microcontrollers, 51st ACM Southeast Conference [ACMSE 2013], Savannah GA, April 4-6, 2013.

Samantha Jacobs, Fernando Rios-Gutierrez, Self Organizing Maps for Monitoring Parameter Deterioration of DC and AC Motors, IEEE Southeastcon 2013, Jacksonville FL, April 4-6 2013.

Fernando Rios-Gutiérrez, Rocio Alba-Flores, Multidisciplinary Capstone Project for Engineering Technology, Computers in Education Journal, Vol.22, No.3, July – September 2012 issue. [Journal]

Yahia Makableh, Fernando Rios-Gutiérrez, Intelligent Cruise Control Using an Efficient PID Model Neural Network, Journal of Neural, Parallel, and Scientific Computations, December 2011, [Journal]

F. Rios-Gutierrez, Yahia Makableh, Neural Network Model of a DC Servomotor ,The 7th International Conference on Natural Computation ICNC11 , July 26-28 2011, Shanghai, China

Yahia Makableh, F. Rios-Gutierrez, Efficient Position Control of a DC Servomotor using Backpropagation Neural Networks, VI International Conference in Dynamic Systems and Applications, May 25-28, 2011, Atlanta GA

Fernando Rios-Gutierrez, Dinesh Baniya, Fuzzy Controller for a Semi-Autonomous Quad-Rotor Helicopter, Computers in Education Journal, J-M 2010).

Fernando Rios-Gutierrez, Experiences in Transforming an Engineering Technology Capstone Senior Design Course, 2009 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX.

Honors & Awards:
IEEE Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award 2013, for teaching excellence and development of the College of Engineering and Technology at Georgia Southern University.

SNI–Level 1 Fellowship in the National System of Researchers Mexico, (In Spanish Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, SNI), from 1988–1994.

Tulane University, New Orleans LA, Full scholarship for the Master and PhD programs, from the SEP –Tulane Scholarship Program

National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics Mexico, (In Spanish Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica Óptica y Electrónica, INAOE) – Full scholarship for the Master program, CONACyT Scholarship Program

National Polytechnic Institute Mexico, (In Spanish Instituto Politecnico Nacional, IPN) – Full scholarship for the Bachelor degree program, SEP Scholarship Program

Last updated: 10/7/2015

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