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Paul Padilla is a PhD candidate in the Control Systems group of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology.  His current contribution is oriented to area of vehicle energy management, where port-based modeling approaches and operator splitting theory are used to design computationally efficient distributed optimization methods that control the power flows inside a vehicle to generate an energy-effcient operation. Moreover, he is interested in traffic-aware vehicle enery managemeent applications where comunitication with infrastruture and historical information are used to formulate optimal control problems that take into account realistic traffic conditions.

Academic background

Paul Padilla received his Msc degree in Systems and Control in 2016 at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is a PhD candidate in the Control Systems group of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the same university. His research is conducted on the  Dynamics and Control for Electrified Automotive Systems lab. He is currently involved in the  EVERLASTING European projects.


“Often, it is possible to see elegant theories arising from the most pragmatic applications.”

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Research Output 2018 2019

  • 2 Citations
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Article

A shrinking horizon approach to eco-driving for electric city buses: implementation and experimental results

Flores Paredes, J. C., Padilla Cazar, G. P. & Donkers, M. C. F., 2019, (Accepted/In press) IFAC International Symposium on Advances on Automotive Control.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

A global optimal solution to the eco-driving problem

Padilla Cazar, G. P., Weiland, S. & Donkers, M. C. F., 11 Jun 2018, In : IEEE Control Systems Letters. 2, 4, p. 599 - 604 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Quadratic programming
Energy utilization
2 Citations (Scopus)

Vehicle energy management with ecodriving: a sequential quadratic programming approach with dual decomposition

Khalik, Z., Padilla, G. P., Romijn, T. C. J. & Donkers, M. C. F., 9 Aug 2018, 2018 Annual American Control Conference, ACC 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 4002-4007 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Quadratic programming
Energy management
Hybrid vehicles
Electric vehicles

Student theses

Control of thermal pixels

Author: Padilla Cazar, G., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Weiland, S. (Supervisor 1) & van Baars, G. (External person) (External coach)

Student thesis: Master

Energy efficient control of the pneumatic system in an electric bus

Author: Sekar, A., 31 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Donkers, T. (Supervisor 1), Padilla Cazar, P. (Supervisor 2) & Digumoorthi, R. (External coach)

Student thesis: Master