Leonardo Antonio Borges Torres completed its technical degree (highschool) in Electronics at the Federal Centre of Technological Education of Minas Gerais in 1992, and graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 1997. He received the doctoral diploma in 2001 working on control of chaotic oscillators aiming to achieve secure transmission of information. From 2001 to the beginning of 2002 he has worked as Product Development Engineer at EMBRAER, on the project of the first Brazilian fly-by-wire civil aircraft (EMBRAER-170).
In 2002 he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering – UFMG, where he is currently Associate Professor and a member of the Post-Graduation Program in Electrical Engineering – PPGEE. He is also a member of the Modelling, Analysis and Control of Nonlinear Systems Group – MACSIN and of the 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).
For additional information on current research projects and students under my supervision you can visit the Brazilian governmental research agency CNPq and see my public research profile in Portuguese or in English. Currently, I hold the status of being 1D level CNPq researcher.