A. Pedro Aguiar received the Licenciatura (5-year university degree), M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon, Portugal in 1994, 1998 and 2002, respectively. Currently, Dr. Aguiar is a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC), Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP). He is also Director of ARISE - Advanced Production and Intelligent Systems Associate Laboratory, Scientific Coordinator of SYSTEC - Research Center for Systems and Technologies, and Head of Cyber-Physical Control Systems and Robotics lab (C2SR). 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, and an invited assistant professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, IST, Lisbon.
His main research interests are in the area of Signals, Control Systems and Robotics, including 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.
Further information related to Dr. Aguiar’s research can be found at the Cyber-Physical Control Systems and Robotics lab (C2SR) and http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~apra