Francisco Melo

Prof. Francisco S. Melo is an assistant Professor at at the Computer Science Department of Instituto Superior Técnico – Technical University of Lisbon (IST-UTL), and a researcher in the GAIPS group of INESC-ID.

He received his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal). Since then he held appointments in the Computer Vision Lab of the Institute for Systems and Robotics, in Lisbon (2007) and in the Computer Science Department of Carnegie Mellon University (2008-2009).

His research addresses problems within machine learning, particularly on reinforcement learning, planning under uncertainty, multiagent and multi-robot systems, developmental robotics, and sensor networks.