Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company, Cambridge, MA

  • Senior Research Scientist, Autonomy Research Division, 2020 – present

The Boeing Company, Huntsville, AL

  • Senior Research Scientist, Boeing Research & Technology, 2018 – 2020

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

  • Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Robotics and Electrical Engineering, 2013 – 2017

University of Sydney, Australia

  • Research Scientist, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, 2008 – 2013

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007 – 2008

Toshiba Corporation, Yokohama, Japan

  • Graduate Intern, Corporate Research & Development Center, 2004 – 2005


Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

  • PhD in Engineering, 2007
    Thesis: Computational intelligence for optimization and analysis of high dimensional spectral imagery.

Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil

  • MS in Computer Science, 2002
    Thesis: Study of performance of learning algorithms under conditions of sensorial ambiguity.


  • Senior Member of the IEEE, 2019.
  • NVIDIA Research Award, 2017.
  • Amazon AWS Machine Learning Research Award, 2014.
  • JSPS Research Fellowship Award, 2007-2009.
  • MOMBUSHO Full PhD Research Scholarship, 2003-2006.
  • FAPESP Full MSc Research Scholarship, 2000-2002.


  • Guest editor, Journal of Field Robotics special issue on “Alternative sensing techniques for robot perception,” 2015.
  • Organizer, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) workshop on robot perception, 2015
  • Organizer, Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) conference workshop on robot perception, 2012.
  • Program Chair, Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation (ACRA), 2009.
  • Vice-chair, Western New York Chapter of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, 2016–2017.