Full Professor at FEUP, Director of ISR-Porto, head of SYSTEC, and coordinator of the Systems and Control area of DEEC. PhD in Control Theory from Imperial College of Science and Technology, Univ. of London, 1986. Research interests: control, dynamic optimization, impulsive systems, coordination and control of multiple dynamic systems, autonomous systems as well as control applications in mobile robotics, power, and manufacturing systems. Participation in 50 R&D projects funded by FCT and other PT funding agencies, EU, NATO, and other agencies. These projects address a wide range of issues in decision and control, from theoretical - optimal and control theories, hybrid systems, and coordinated control - to applied - design, development, of advanced autonomous, and coordinated control systems for unmanned robotic vehicles, manufacturing systems-levels. Author of a book and of more than 400 publications in highly reputed peer-reviewed int. journals, conferences, and book chapters.