ID2015 - 9:40a - Castillo-Effen - GE’s Digital Twins, Robots & Other CPS Examples

GE’s Digital Twins, Robots & Other CPS Examples
Mauricio Castillo-Effen
Research Engineer
GE Global Research
Speaker Bio

Dr. Mauricio Castillo-Effen is a Research Engineer in the Controls, Electronics, and Signal Processing organization at the General Electric Global Research Center. His background is in control and estimation as applied to robotics, unmanned systems, and automation. He performs research for multiple customers within GE such as Aviation, Oil and Gas, and Transportation, as well as customers external to GE, like the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and NASA. He is a member of GE's Verification and Validation team that is focused on streamlining the development and certification of safety critical systems. He is also heavily involved in GE's Robotics Initiative that seeks to leverage advances in robotics technologies to improve safety, productivity, and efficiency for GE and its customers.

Dr. Castillo-Effen's current interests lie in the deployment of "smarter" machines and systems in real and unstructured environments considering multiple perspectives: technical, economic, commercial, social, etc. His expanded interest agenda includes formal analysis, Test and Evaluation, cyber-physical systems, model-based development, human factors, human-machine teaming, trusted autonomy, and ecosystem creation.

Besides his work at GE, Dr. Castillo-Effen is an adjunct faculty member of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a visiting Professor at Universidad Privada Boliviana. Dr. Castillo-Effen's work has been published in the form of patents, academic publications at conferences, journals, and books. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, a M.Sc. from the University of San Simon/TU Delft, and a B.Sc. from the University of Applied Sciences of Hannover—all in Electrical Engineering.