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Alberto Elfes
Principal Member of Technical Staff
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Biography (more>>)
Alberto Elfes has been at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since May/2001, where he is a Principal Member of Technical Staff. He leads research in the areas of autonomous robotic airships, coordination and cooperation of autonomous robot crews, and decision-theoretic models for complex systems analysis.

Education (more>>)
EEng. in Electronics Engineering, ITA/Brazil, 1975
MSc. in Computer Science, ITA/Brazil, 1980
PhD. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, CMU/USA, 1989

Professional Experience (more>>)
1989-1993: Research Scientist, Department of Computer Sciences, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
1994-1997: Project coordinator, United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
1994-1999: Director, Automation Institute/Brazil
2000: Mercator Professor, Ulm/Germany
Since 2001: Principal Member of Technical Staff, JPL

Research Interests (more>>)
Stochastic lattice models for robot perception, navigation and control
Autonomous airships
Coordination and cooperation of heterogeneous autonomous robot teams
Decision-theoretic models for complex systems analysis

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