Bernardo Andrés Hernández Vicente

Mr Bernardo Andrés Hernández Vicente
Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S1 3JD

Room: 316, Sir Henry Stephenson Building


I graduated as an Aerospace Engineer (B. Sc. and Professional Title) from Universidad de Concepción, Chile in 2012. After that, I received and MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad de Concepción, Chile in 2013. My MEng project was titled "Numerical Optimization of the MP2128 Autopilot to a Simulation Model of an Aircraft".

I am currently a PhD student supervised by Dr. Paul Trodden and my research focuses on adaptive control suitable for non centralised implementations based on Model Predictive Control.

Research Interests

My main interest is in adaptive model based controllers, particularly applied to unmanned aerial systems. Other research interests include distributed control, optimal control and closed loop system identification.

Teaching and professional activities

  • Demonstrator for Algebra and Calculus modules (Universidad de Concepción, Chile, 2007-2009
  • Structural analysis engineer (using finite element software) at CADETECH S.A. (2013-2014)
  • Vibration analyst category I, ISO 18436-2 (validity period 12/2010-12/2016).

Other Activities

  • PGR Representative at ACSE (academic period 2014-2015)
  • Poster Presentation at Control & Optimisation UK - St John's College, Oxford, 2015


  • Hernandez Vicente B & Trodden P (2016) Persistently Exciting Tube MPC. Proceedings of the 2016 American Control Conference. Boston MA.
  • Hernandez Vicente B & Trodden P (2016) Distributed Model Predictive Control Using a Chain of Tubes. Proceedings of the UKACC International Conference on Control (CONTROL 2016). Belfast (Proceedings to appear).