Dr. Ing. Gerardo Acosta

Dr. Ing. Gerardo Acosta

Dr. Ing. Gerardo Acosta

Electronic Engineer from the National University of La Plata, Argentina (1988) and Doctor of Computer Science from the University of Valladolid, Spain (1995).

He is currently a Professor of Control Systems at the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of the Center of the Province of Buenos Aires (FI-UNCPBA), Argentina. He is also Principal Investigator of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina, and Category I Investigator, Incentive Program – SPU. He is Director of the “INTELYMEC” Research and Development Group at FI-UNCPBA and a member of the Board of Directors of the CIFICEN Triple Dependency Executing Unit (UNCPBA – CICPBA – CONICET). He is the Head Academic Advisor for the teaching staff.

His working interests include the use of artificial intelligence in automatic control, particularly intelligent control techniques in robotics, terrestrial and underwater. It has more than two hundred publications and two intellectual property registries.

It has been awarded the second INNOVAR 2011 prize in Robotics, for the autonomous robot CARPINCHO, and the first INNOVAR 2012 prize in Robotics for the autonomous underwater vehicle ICTIOBOT, both developed at INTELYMEC-UNCPBA.

He has led more than 25 R&D projects, financed by the Argentine Government, the Spanish Government, the European Union, and IEEE. 

e has directed the FI-UNCPBA Doctoral Program in Engineering (2009-2021) and has been invited as professor of doctoral programs in Argentina and Spain on numerous occasions.

He acts as a reviewer and member of the scientific committee of various national and international journals and conferences. He is a project reviewer for CONICET, Agency, National Universities, and the European Science Foundation. 

He is a Senior Member of the IEEE since 2001, President of the Argentine Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2007-2008), received the 2010 Award for Outstanding Chapter, Organizer, and one of the founding members. He is also a founding member of the Argentine Chapter of the IEEE Ocean Engineering Society (OES), established in 2011, and is part of the IEEE OES Administrative Committee for the period 2015-2016 and 2018-2023. He is president of the Argentine Chapter, is part of the Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee, of the Workshops & amp; Symposia Committee, Chapters Coordinator, and member of the Autonomous Marine Systems Committee of said society. He is Associate Editor on Ocean Issues for the NSF, NASA, and IEEE OES-sponsored EARTHZINE magazine.


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1994 Dimensioning Method for Oscillating Arm-Float Wave Energy Converters Eugenio Martin Gelos, Marcos Gabriel Judewicz, Amadeo Daniel Sosa, Luciano Nicolás Montanelli and Daniel Oscar Carrica
2909 Odometría Visual para Memorización de Trayectorias Subacuáticas Bernardo Manuel Pirozzo, Mariano De Paula, Sebastián Villar and Gerardo Gabriel Acosta