Scientific Fields

Dynamic Optimization, Control Theory, Optimization Theory, Impulsive Control Systems
Networked Control, Hybrid Systems
Networked and Vehicle Systems and Technologies
Automation and Control
Robotics and Automation.

Specialization Domains

Control Theory, Dynamic Optimization, Impulsive Control,
Hybrid Dynamic Control Systems,
Control Architectures for Autonomous and Networked Systems.

Current research Interests

Control Theory: Dynamic Optimization, Impulsive Control, Hybrid Systems.
Applications: Decision and the Control Architectures for Aerial, Surface and Underwater Vehicles, Decision and Control Architectures for Cooperative Enterprise Re-engineering.

Other competences and activities

Research management:
Scientific Coordinator and Director of the research unit Institute for Systems and Robotics Porto (R&D unit nº 147).
Leader of the Network Centric Control Systems Group of ISRP - Institute for Systems and Robotics Porto

Teaching and Education experience: Systems, Control, Optimization, Robotics, Operations Management, and Mathematical Analysis.