|Institution||FEUP – Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto|
|Key Words / Areas of Interest||Networked systems, autonomous vehicles, command and control Software, ocean sampling.|
|Expertise Sought||– Visualization of oceanographic data
– Ocean observation and adaptive sampling*
– Oceanographic cruises
– HPC to run high-res ocean models and optimization procedures
*See for example reference to the Exploring Fronts with Multiple Robots Schmidt Ocean Institute Cruise: https://schmidtocean.org/cruise/exploring_fronts_with_multiple_aerial-surface-underwater-vehicles/
João Sousa is a Professor at Porto University. He holds a Ph.D. and a MSc in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include autonomous underwater, surface and air vehicles, planning and execution control for networked vehicle systems, optimization and control, cyber-physical systems, applications of networked vehicle systems to the ocean sciences, security and defense. He is the head of the LSTS (Underwater Systems and Technologies Laboratory). The LSTS has pioneered the design, construction and deployment of networked underwater, surface and air vehicles for applications in ocean sciences, security and defense. He received an outstanding teaching award from Porto University in 2008 and the IEEE/OES rising star mid-career award in 2018. He has been involved in fostering and growing a world-wide research community in this field with yearly conferences and workshops in the areas of Hybrid Systems, Networked Vehicle Systems and AUVs. He has authored over 400 publications, including 40 journal papers.