Short Bio

leotorres_foto_cnpq_2Leonardo Antônio Borges Torres completed its technical degree (high school) in Electronics at the Federal Centre of Technological Education of Minas Gerais in 1992. In 1997 he graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and joined the post-graduation program in 1998, as a master student in Industrial Process Control. In 1999 he became a doctoral student, and finished its doctorate in October 2001 on the subject of chaotic oscillators controlled to achieve secure transmission of information. From 2001 to the beginning of 2002 he worked as Integrated Product Development Engineer at EMBRAER , on the project of the first Brazilian fly-by-wire aircraft EMBRAER 170.

In 2002 he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering – UFMG, and is currently an Associate Professor and member of the Post-Graduation Program in Electrical Engineering – PPGEE. He is also a member of the research groups Modelling, Analysis and Control of Nonlinear Systems (MACSIN) and Research and Development of Autonomous Vehicles (PDVA) .

From october 2010 to april 2011 he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Santa Barbara, working with Prof. Joao Hespanha (ECEUCSB) and Prof. Jeffrey Moehlis (ME/UCSB).