Dr. Sildomar Monteiro is a senior research scientist and program manager with Aurora Flight Sciences. He is a principal investigator on multiple projects fully funded by the DARPA and AFRL in collaboration with MIT. His expertise is in AI, machine learning, computer vision, and robotics, areas he has been researching since 2001. He was a senior AI/ML researcher at Boeing Research & Technology.

Prior to joining Boeing in 2018, he was an assistant professor of robotics at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he directed the Intelligent Sensing and Robotics Lab. Prior to RIT, he was a research scientist in the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney.

Dr. Monteiro earned a Ph.D. in engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He went on to earn a prestigious Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2007. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and conferences. He served as a Guest Editor of the Journal of Field Robotics in 2013, and was a program Co-Chair of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation in 2009. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.