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DEEC Talks: UAV networking & applications

11 de dezembro | 11h30 | Sala I-105 DEEC | FEUP


''UAV networking & applications'' by Carlos Tavares Calafate

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), colloquially known as drones, are flying devices capable of scheduled flights or being controlled remotely. During the last years they have gained international relevance, being able to perform a wide range of tasks. For example, they can be used for field monitoring missions, delivery of packages in remote locations, or contribute to the creation of networks with tolerance to delays in smart cities. In addition, by adopting the appropriate algorithms, it is possible to control the flight of a group of drones acting as a swarm, or to create an air network infrastructure dynamically and on demand, among many other possibilities. This talk first introduces the main types of multi-rotor, its components and modes of operation, followed by an overview of the first applications these new flying devices are capable of offering.

Speaker: Carlos Tavares Calafate
Short Bio: Carlos Tavares Calafate is a professor associated with the Department of Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain. He graduated with honors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Oporto (Portugal) in 2001.

He received his Doctorate in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2006, where he has worked since 2002. His areas of interest include networks vehicular and ad-hoc, unmanned aerial vehicles, smart cities and internet of things, quality of service, network protocols, streaming video and network security.

To date he has published more than 300 articles, many of them in journals including IEEE Transactions on Networking, Elsevier Ad hoc Networks and IEEE Communications Magazine. He has participated in the committee of more than 150 international conferences. He is a founding member of the IEEE Special Interest Group (SIG) in Big Data with Computational Intelligence. He is currently working with researchers in France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, Mexico, Japan and Portugal.

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