Raúl Ordóñez

Contact Information

Raúl Ordóñez


  • Full-Time Faculty


Selected Publications

Journal papers in last 5 years:

  • Jennings, A., and R. Ordóñez. 2014. Optimal inverse functions created via population-based optimization. IEEE Trans. Cybernetics 44, no. 6 (June): 950-965.
  • Jennings, A., and R. Ordóñez. 2013. Unbounded motion optimization by developmental learning. IEEE Trans. Cybernetics 43, no. 4 (August): 1178-1188.
  • Koskal, I., V. Gazi, B. Fidan, and R. Ordóñez. 2012. A target tracking approach for non-holonomic agents based on artificial potentials and sliding mode control. ASME J. Dyn. Sys. Meas., Control 134, no. 6 (November).
  • Hardie, R.C., K.J. Barnard, and R. Ordóñez. 2011. Fast super-resolution with affine motion using an adaptive Wiener filter and its application to airborne imaging. Optics Express 19, no. 27: 26208–26231.
  • Jiang, H., R. Ordóñez, and R. Penno. 2010. Analysis of synchronized coupled oscillators with application to radar beam scanning. Control Engineering Practice 18: 1379–1385.
  • Zhang, C., and R. Ordóñez. 2009. Robust and adaptive design of numerical optimization-based extremum seeking control. Automatica 45, no. 3 (March): 634-646.
  • Jiang, Z., and R. Ordóñez. 2009. On-line robust trajectory generation on approach and landing for reusable launch vehicles. Automatica 45, no. 7 (July): 1668-1678. 

Book chapters:

  • Gazi, V., B. Fidan, L. Marques, and R. Ordóñez. Forthcoming. Robot swarms: Dynamics and control. In designs and prototypes of mobile robots, ed. Emin Faruk Kececi and Marco Ceccarelli. ASME Publishing.


  • Spooner, J.T., M. Maggiore, R. Ordóñez, and K.M. Passino. 2002. Adaptive control and estimation for nonlinear systems: Neural and fuzzy approximator techniques. John Wiley and Sons.
  • C. Zhang, and R. Ordóñez. 2011. Extremum seeking control and applications - a numerical optimization approach. Springer.

Conference papers in last 5 years:

  • Xu, X., H. Ananthanarayanan, and R. Ordóñez. 2014. Design and construction of 9-DOF hyper-redundant robotic arm. IEEE NAECON.
  • Ananthanarayanan, H., and R. Ordóñez. 2013. Real-time inverse kinematics of redundant manipulator using a hybrid (analytical and numerical) method. International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), November, in Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Djaneye-Boundjou, O., R. Ordóñez, and V. Gazi. 2013. Stable adaptive particle swarm optimization. 13th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS), October, in Gwangju, Korea.
  • Gates, M., R. Selmic, C. Barber, and R. Ordóñez. 2012. Cooperative control of MAVs for a hidden emitter localization. SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, April 23-27, in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Al Issa, H., and R. Ordóñez. 2012. Robust multiplatform RF emitter localization. SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, April 23-27, in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Jennings, A., and R. Ordóñez. 2012. Memory-based motion optimization for unbounded resolution. IASTED International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Bioinformatics, November, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Jennings, and R. Ordóñez. 2011. Population-based optimization for variable operating points. IEEE-CIS, July.
  • Barber, C., M. Gates, R. Selmic, H. Al Issa, R. Ordóñez, and A. Mitra. 2011. PADF RF localization experiments with multi-agent caged-MAV platforms. SPIE DSS.
  • Gates, M., C. Barber, R. Selmic, H. Al Issa, R. Ordóñez, and A. Mitra. 2011. PADF RF localization criteria for multi-model scattering environments. SPIE DSS.
  • Jennings. A., and R Ordóñez. 2011. Population based optimization for variable operating points. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, June, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Jennings, A., R. Ordóñez, and F.G. Harmon. 2011. Constrained near-optimal control using a numerical kinetic solver, robotics and applications. IASTED, 706-21, November.
  • Jennings, A., R. Ordonez, and N. Ceccarelli. 2010. Waypoint navigation heuristic for a small UAV with non-uniform settling lengths. AIAA GNC, August.
  • Jiang, Z., R. Ordóñez, and J. Zhu. 2010. High-level control methods for autonomous systems. IEEE NAECON.
  • Jennings, A., and R. Ordóñez. 2010. Biomimetic learning, not learning biomimetics: A survey of developmental learning. IEEE NAECON.
  • Ordóñez, Raúl, Miguel Gates, Kasongo Moma, Atindra Mitra, Rastko Selmic, Phil Detweiler, Craig Cox, Greg Parker, and Zach Goff. 2010. RF emitter localization with position-adaptive MAV platforms. 2010. IEEE NAECON.
  • Mitra, A.K., M. Gates, C. Barber, T. Goodwin, R. Selmic, R. Ordóñez, A. Sekman, and M. Malkani. 2010. Sensor agnostics for networked MAV applications. Evolutionary and Bio-Inspired Computation: Theory and Applications IV, Proc. of SPIE 7704, 77040R, April.
  • Young, S. A.K. Mitra, T. Morton, and R. Ordóñez. 2009. Position-adaptive scatterer localization for radar imaging applications. Proc. SPIE 7308, April, in Orlando, Florida.
  • Jiang, Z., and R. Ordóñez. 2009. Extension of motion primitives and neighboring optimal control used in trajectory generation for RLVs. 2009 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, July, in Dayton, Ohio.

Selected honors and awards:

  • 2014 AFRL Summer Faculty Fellowship
  • 2008 Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellowship

Courses Taught

  • ECE303
  • ECE415
  • ECE447
  • ECE500
  • ECE503
  • ECE509
  • ECE547
  • ECE642
  • ECE645
  • ECE696


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1999
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1996
  • B.E., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, 1994

Professional Activities

  • IEEE Control Systems Society
  • Associate Editor, Automatica

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear and adaptive control
  • Aircraft control
  • Control applications
  • Robotic systems
  • Robotic control and autonomy

Media Expertise