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Short Bio


 
Dr. Sérgio Pequito is an assistant professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Pequito's research consists of understanding the global qualitative behavior of large-scale systems from their structural or parametric descriptions and provides a rigorous framework for the design, analysis, optimization, and control of large scale systems. Currently, his interests span to neuroscience and biomedicine, where dynamical systems and control theoretic tools can be leveraged to develop new analysis tools for brain dynamics towards effective personalized medicine and improve brain-computer and brain-machine-brain interfaces. Pequito was awarded the best student paper finalist in the 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2009) and the 2016 O. Hugo Schuck Award in the Theory Category by the American Automatic Control Council.





Academic Background


   

 



2014
Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Dual Degree)
Carnegie Mellon University &
Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

Dissertation title: A Structural Approach to Design, Analysis and Optimization of Large-Scale Dynamical Systems



 
 



2009

M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics (Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems)
Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon


Master Thesis title: The Entropy Penalized Minimum Energy Estimator



 
 



2007

B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Computation
Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon


Final project title:

The perceptron: from neural models to their computability






Professional Experience


 

 


Aug
2017
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Assistant Professor

Troy, NY, USA



 


 

Aug
2014
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July
2017


University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Researcher
General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception Laboratory
Philadelphia, PA, USA


 
 

Fev
2009
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Sept
2009


European Space Agency
Trainee
Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) systems group
European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC)
Noordwijk, The Netherlands


 
 

Fev
2008
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Jan
2009


Institute for System and Robotics
Young Researcher
Dynamical System and Ocean Robotics LAB
Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon







 Awards and Honors


  2016
2016

2012
2012

2012
2012
2009
2009
2009
  O. Hugo Schuck Award in the Theory Category
European Embedded Control Institute (EECI) European PhD Award on Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems (finalist)
Phi Kappa Phi, Love of Learning Award
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Teaching Award (university-wide) [Honorable Mention]
Phi Kappa Phi member (Carnegie Mellon Chapter)
Best student paper award finalist at 48th Conference on Decision and Control
Second prize for the best students of the Technical University of Lisbon
Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research (CLUSTER) prize



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CV