Joao P. A. DantasResearch Engineer, Brazilian Air Force
I am a Research Engineer within the Decision Support Systems Subdivision at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv), a distinguished research organization of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). My research is primarily focused on defense applications, with an emphasis on developing decision support systems to facilitate the missions of the FAB. My long-term goal is to contribute to the development of cutting-edge national technologies that hold high added value, ensuring technological sovereignty and fostering the growth of the Brazilian defense ecosystem. My contributions have been deployed in multiple defense applications, including air combat simulation, missile modeling, and the integration of autonomous agents in operational scenarios.
I obtained my B.Sc. degree in Mechanical-Aeronautical Engineering from the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA) in Brazil, in 2015. During my undergraduate studies, I had the opportunity to participate in a year-long exchange program at Stony Brook University in the United States. Subsequently, I received my M.Sc. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from ITA in 2019. I recently had the privilege of serving as a visiting graduate student at the AirLab, which is part of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, from 2021 to 2022. Currently, I am pursuing my Ph.D. degree in the same program at ITA. My research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, and Simulation.