News & Events

  • IFAC'11 Workshop  Multiple Vehicle Motion Planning, Navigation, and Control: Theory and Practice, Aug. 2011, Milano, Italy.
  • Brown Bag Seminar    Every Wednesday...   Read more...
  • IFAC'08 Workshop  Cooperative Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicles, Jul. 2008, Seoul, Korea.
  • Post-Doc             Positions available [CALL] (closed)
  • Ph.D. Student               Positions available [CALL] (closed)
  • CDC'06 Workshop  New Developments in Point-Stabilization, Trajectory-Tracking, Path-Following, and Formation Control of Autonomous Vehicles, Dec. 2006, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • CDC-ECC’05 Workshop                   New Developments in Control Performance Limitation Research: A Tale in the Network Age, Dec. 11, 2005, Seville, Spain.

António Pedro Aguiar

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  Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC)
  Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP)
  Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
  4200-465 Porto, PORTUGAL
  E-mail:
  Tel: +351 22 041 3282
  URL: http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~apra


Brief Biography

A. Pedro Aguiar received the Licenciatura, M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal in 1994, 1998 and 2002, respectively. Currently, Dr. Aguiar holds an Associate Professor position with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC), Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP). From 2002 to 2005, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Control, Dynamical-Systems, and Computation at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). From 2005 to 2012, he was a senior researcher with the Institute for Systems and Robotics at IST (ISR/IST), and an invited assistant professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, IST.
His research interests include modeling, control, navigation, and guidance of autonomous robotic vehicles, nonlinear control, switched and hybrid systems, tracking, path-following, performance limitations, nonlinear observers, the integration of machine vision with feedback control, networked control, and coordinated/cooperative control of multiple autonomous robotic vehicles.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, May 2002 – Jun 2005
Center for Control, Dynamical-systems, and Computation (CCDC)
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), CA 93106-9560 USA.
Supervisors: Prof. João P. Hespanha and Prof. Petar Kokotović

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2002
Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR)
Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon (IST/UTL), Portugal.
Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. António M. Pascoal
Dissertation Title: Nonlinear Motion Control of Nonholonomic and Underactuated Systems

  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1998
Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon (IST/UTL), Portugal.
Ph.D. Advisor: Prof. António M. Pascoal
Dissertation Title: Modeling, Control, and Guidance of Autonomous Underwater Shuttle for the Transport of Benthic Laboratories

  • Licenciatura, (5-year university degree) Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1994
Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon (IST/UTL), Portugal.

 

Teaching

  • Statistics, Probability and Stochastic Processes (MEINF FEUP), Fall Semester 2012/2013
https://sigarra.up.pt/feup

  • Nonlinear Control Systems (PhD IST), Spring Semester 2011/2012
http://users.isr.ist.utl.pt/~pedro/NCS2012/

  • Linear and Nonlinear State-Space Control Theory (MEEC), Spring Semester 2011/2012
https://fenix.ist.utl.pt/disciplinas/cee36/2011-2012/2-semestre

  • Fundamentals of Automatic Control (LEE), Fall Semester 2011/2012
https://fenix.ist.utl.pt/disciplinas/fcont/2011-2012/1-semestre

  • Nonlinear Control Systems (PhD IST/CMU), Spring Semester 2010/2011
http://users.isr.ist.utl.pt/~pedro/NCS2011/

  • Introduction to Automatic Control (MEAer), Fall Semester 2010/2011
https://fenix.ist.utl.pt/disciplinas/ic/2010-2011/1-semestre

  • Automatic Control (MEEC), Spring Semester 2009/2010
https://fenix.ist.utl.pt/disciplinas/cont/2009-2010/2-semestre

  • Introduction to Automatic Control (MEAer), Fall Semester 2009/2010
https://fenix.ist.utl.pt/disciplinas/ic/2009-2010/1-semestre

  • Automatic Control (LEE), Fall Semester 2009/2010
https://fenix.ist.utl.pt/disciplinas/cont2/2009-2010/1-semestre

  • Nonlinear Control Systems, Spring Semester 2008/2009
http://users.isr.ist.utl.pt/~pedro/NCS0809

  • Modelling and Simulation, Spring Semester 2008/2009
https://fenix.ist.utl.pt/disciplinas/msim/2008-2009/2-semestre

  • Optimization and Algorithms, Fall Semester 2008/2009
https://fenix.ist.utl.pt/disciplinas/ao-oa/2008-2009/1-semestre

  • Automatic Control, Fall Semester 2008/2009
https://fenix.ist.utl.pt/disciplinas/cont2/2008-2009/1-semestre

  • Nonlinear Systems, Spring Semester 2007/2008
http://omni.isr.ist.utl.pt/~pedro/nonlinearsystems0708

  • Nonlinear Systems, Fall Semester 2005/2006
http://omni.isr.ist.utl.pt/~pedro/nonlinearsystems0506