Ricardo de Castro

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Electric mobility, controls, robotic vehicles, vehicle automation


  • Jan. 2021 - Ricardo joined UC Merced as an assistant professor

  • Set. 2020 - Ricardo is a Guest Editor for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, Special Issue Recent Advances in Motion Control, Estimation and Diagnosis for Automated Vehicles

  • Feb. 2020 - Ricardo serves as co-chair of the Technical Program Committee, IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) 2020

  • Jan. 2020 - Ricardo is the first chair of the IEEE Vehicular Technology/Automated Vehicles Standards Committee (VT/AVSC)

  • Oct 2019 - Ricardo received the best paper award, IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) 2019

  • July 2019 - Ricardo elevated to IEEE Senior Member in recognition of professional excellence and significant performance