Rogelio Lozano was born in Monterrey Mexico, on July 12, 1954. He received the B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) of Mexico in 1975, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico in 1977, and the Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control from LAG, INPG, France, in 1981.
He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the CINVESTAV, Mexico, in 1981 where he worked until 1989. He was head of the Section of Automatic Control from June 1985 to August 1987. He has held visiting positions at the University of Newcastle, Australia, from November 1983 to November 1984, NASA Langley Research Center VA, from August 1987 to August 1988, and LAG, France, from February 1989 to July 1990. He is a CNRS Research Director since 1990. R. Lozano was Associate Editor of Automatica from 1987 to 2000 and of Int. J. of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing since 1993. He was head of the Laboratory Heudiasyc, UMR 6599 CNRS-UTC from January 1995 to December 2007.
Since April 2008 he is the head of the UMI 3175 LAFMIA at CINVESTAV Mexico, which is a joint research laboratory founded by CNRS, CINVESTAV and CONACYT. He is author or co-author of 86 journal papers, 164 conference presentations and 5 Springer-Verlag books in the areas of control and observers for non linear dynamical systems, adaptive control, passive systems, modelling and control of small UAV and localization of UAV using vision systems or radio signals. He has been the advisor or co-advisor of a total of 20 Ph.D. students, including 10 in the domain of UAV since 1997. One of his students (B. Brogliato) received the prize of the best Ph.D. thesis at INPG in 1992 and another student (P. Castillo) received the prize of the best Ph.D. thesis in Automatic Control in France in 2005 given by the EEA Club. He has lead two teams in 2005 and 2009 at the ONERA-DGA Mini UAV International Contest. He is the leader of a project supported by the French Army (DGA) concerning vertical take-off and landing airplanes. He participates in a project supported by the FRAE (Aeronautical and Space Research Foundation) on navigation using optical flow. He is the leader of several research projects concerning UAV in collaboration with the Jules Verne University in Amiens supported by the Picardie Region.