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