I'm currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and a researcher at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR-Lisbon, LARSYS), in Lisbon, Portugal. I finished the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Eng. from IST in 2013, and my scientific activity has focused on theoretical, practical, and technological challenges related to the use of aerial robotics for civilian applications, with particular emphasis on sensor-based SLAM, trajectory planning, linear and nonlinear control, model predictive control, automatic LIDAR calibration, and modeling of aerial and marine vehicles.