Augusto Loureiro Da Costa

Universidade Federal da Bahia

Augusto Loureiro da Costa is a full professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic School of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil. He obtained a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 2001, held in sandwich mode with the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He obtained a master’s in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in 1997. He also obtained a degree in Civil Engineering from UFBA in 1993. Dr. Loureiro da Costa was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, General Robotic Automation and System of Perception Laboratory (GRASP) Lab during 2012–2013. His research interests include multi-robot systems, cooperative robotics, autonomous robots, autonomous agents, and multi-agent systems. He is a coordinator of the Intelligent Systems Area of ​​the Sociedade Brasileira de Automática. From 2008 to 2010, he was also coordinator of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence of the Brazilian Computer Society as well as coordinator of the Collegiate Course on Computer Engineering at UFBA. He was head of the Computer and Department of Electrical Engineering at UFBA in 2010–2012.

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