Daniel Ordoñez

ELLIS Joint PhD Student


  • MSc in Artificial Intelligence


Daniel Felipe Ordoñez Apraez is a PhD student of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) doctoral program under the supervision of Dr Claudio Semini (DLS), Dr Massimiliano Pontil (UCL-CSML), and Dr Carlos Mastalli (RoMi). He received a master’s degree in artificial intelligence from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC-Barcelona Tech) and a Bachelors’s degree in mechatronics engineering from the Universidad Nacional De Colombia (UNAL).

He previously worked as a research student (and later scientist) at the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial under the supervision of Dr Francesc Moreno-Noguer, Dr Mario Martin, and Dr Antonio Agudo in the intersection of computer graphics, robotics, and control for the synthesis of realistic high-speed legged locomotion using Reinforcement Learning techniques, and the study of discrete morphological symmetries of robotic systems.

His doctoral project focuses on the intersection of Optimal Control and applied Machine Learning applied to legged robot control, system identification, and disturbance identification.