To give you
an idea of what my research interests have been thus far, I created
this word cloud from the titles of all my publications (last updated
In my early years as a researcher, I got introduced to the fascinating
world of Computational Intelligence
techniques, particularly to associative neural networks
and their hybridization with case-based
and fuzzy logic
My master's thesis was concerned with the development of NeuroEvaluator
a computational platform that analyzed several associative neural
network models (and their parametric as well as feature definition
configuration) and recommended the most suitable one for a given
problem. I also investigated on rough
, more specifically on collaborative fuzzy clustering
partially supervised rough clustering
During my doctoral studies, I focused on the design and development of robot-assisted wireless sensor
, an emergent research area stemming from the
integration between wireless sensor networks and multi-robot systems.
Several centralized and distributed algorithmic solutions were proposed
to novel problems such as robot-assisted focused coverage
mobile robots surround a geographical point of interest with multiple
hexagonal layers of static sensors) and robot-assisted coverage
repair (have mobile robots replace damaged sensors with passive,
redundant ones already deployed in the monitoring field). A risk management framework was also
put forth to account for a more realistic assessment of the damaged
sensor nodes. I was able to apply Computational Intelligence techniques
such as evolving fuzzy clustering,
intelligence and evolutionary
optimization to the resolution of these challenges. You may want
to download the poster "Artificial
Ant Colonies for Coverage Repair in Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks"
to gain a better understanding of this topic.
After graduating from the PhD program in Computer Science, I am happily
working in the private sector as a research scientist, currently
pursuing innovative solutions (mainly from a Computational Intelligence
angle) to realistic problems in the domains of high-level information fusion,
maritime domain awareness,
anomaly detection and risk management.
I am always eager to engage in scientific collaborations with other
academic or industrial partners that feel the type of research being
conducted is relevant to their needs.