António Sérgio Ferreira

Autonomous Systems | SDNs | Partnerships
Short Bio

António Sérgio Ferreira holds a Masters degree in Informatics and Computing Engineering from the University of Porto. He's been active in both academia and industry as a Senior Researcher at the Underwater Systems and Technology Laboratory (LSTS) and a Director of Engineering at Toptal.
Previously, his work focused on further developing the Neptus Command and Control Infrastructure for UAS as well as being a UAS field operator.
He’s currently a senior researcher charged with establishing partnerships with both industry and academia, proposal coordination, and outreach for the laboratory.

His research interests include unmanned vehicle systems, communications, and coordination of multiple dynamic systems, systems engineering, and management architectures for multi-vehicle systems.

Publications

2019

João Galante, Manuel Ribeiro, Roberto Nóbrega, Jorge Neiva, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Borges de Sousa. 2019 , "Water Take-off and Landing Hybrid Copter approach for Maritime CONOPs", 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Atlanta, GA, USA,  pp. 475-481, doi: 10.1109/ICUAS.2019.8798079.

2018

António Sérgio Ferreira, Maria Costa, Frédéric Py, José Pinto, Mónica Silva, Alex Nimmo-Smith, Tor Arne Johansen, João Borges de Sousa, Kanna Rajan. 2018 , "Advancing multi-vehicle deployments in oceanographic field experiments", Advancing multi-vehicle deployments in oceanographic field experiments. Auton Robot 43, 1555–1574

Manuel Ribeiro, Diogo Dias, Renato Mendes, João Miguel Dias, João Galante, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Development and deployment of an estuarine microbuoy", OCEANS 2018 MTS/IEEE Charleston, Charleston, SC, pp. 1-5

Tiago Marques, Keila Lima, Manuel Ribeiro, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Borges de Sousa, Renato Mendes. 2018 , "Characterization of Highly Dynamic Coastal Environments, Employing Teams of Heterogeneous Vehicles: A Holistic Case Study", 2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans (OTO), Kobe, pp. 1-8

André Guerra, António Sérgio Ferreira, Maria Costa, Diego Nodar-López, Fernando Agelet. 2018 , "Integrating small satellite communication in an autonomous vehicle network: A case for oceanography", Acta Astronautica, Volume 145, Pages 229-237

2017

António Sérgio Ferreira, João Pereira, José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa, Paulo Claro Lourenço. 2017 , "Rapid Environmental Picture Atlantic exercise 2016: Field report", OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 2017, pp. 1-7

António Sérgio Ferreira, João Pereira, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa, Tor Arne Johansen, Paulo Claro Lourenço, Vegard Hovstein. 2017 , "Managing communication challenges in vehicle networks for remote maritime operations", OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 2017, pp. 1-7

António Sérgio Ferreira, José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa. 2017 , "The LSTS software toolchain for persistent maritime operations applied through vehicular ad-hoc networks", 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Miami, FL, USA,  pp. 609-616

2016

Martin Ludvigsen, Sigurd Albrektsen, Krzysztof Cisek, Tor Arne Johansen, Petter Norgren, Roger Skjetne, Artur Zolich, Paulo Dias, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Borges de Sousa, Trygve Olav Fossum, Oystein Sture, Thomas Krogstad, Oivind Midtgaard, Vegard Hovstein, Erlend Vagsholm. 2016 , "Network of heterogeneous autonomous vehicles for marine research and management", OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey, Monterey, CA, 2016, pp. 1-7

Manuel Ribeiro, António Sérgio Ferreira, Pedro Gonçalves, João Galante, João Borges de Sousa. 2016 , "Quadcopter platforms for water sampling and sensor deployment", OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey, Monterey, CA, 2016, pp. 1-5

Lara Sousa, Francisco López-Castejón, Javier Gilabert, Paulo Relvas, Ana Couto, Nuno Queiroz, Renato Caldas, Paulo Dias, Hugo Dias, Margarida Faria, Filipe Ferreira, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Fortuna, Ricardo Gomes, Bruno Loureiro, Ricardo Martins, Luis Madureira, Jorge Neiva, Marina Oliveira, João Pereira, José Pinto, Frédéric Py, Hugo Queirós, Daniel Silva, P.B. Sujit, Artur Zolich, Tor Arne Johansen, João Borges de Sousa, Kanna Rajan. 2016 , "Integrated Monitoring of Mola mola Behaviour in Space and Time", Integrated Monitoring of Mola mola Behaviour in Space and Time. PLOS ONE 11(8): e0160404.

2015

Mário Marques, Pedro Dias, Nuno Santos, Vitor Lobo, Ricardo Batista, D. Salgueiro, António Pedro Aguiar, Maria Costa, Jorge Estrela da Silva, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Borges de Sousa, Maria Bento, Elói Pereira, José Morgado, Ricardo Ribeiro, Jorge Marques, Alexandre Bernardino, Miguel Griné, Matteo Taiana. 2015 , "Unmanned aircraft systems in maritime operations: Challenges addressed in the scope of the SEAGULL project", OCEANS 2015 - Genova, Genoa, pp. 1-6

2014

António Sérgio Ferreira, Guilherme Carvalho, Filipe Ferreira, João Borges de Sousa. 2014 , "Assessing the capacity of man-portable UAVs for network access point localization, using RSSI link data", International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Orlando, FL, 2014, pp. 355-364

2013

Christian Fuchs, António Sérgio Ferreira, Gil Gonçalves, João Borges de Sousa. 2013 , "Adaptive Consoles for Supervisory Control of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles", In: Kurosu M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Modalities and Techniques. HCI 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8007. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

João Fortuna, Filipe Ferreira, Ricardo Gomes, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Borges de Sousa. 2013 , "Using Low Cost Open Source UAVs for Marine Wild Life Monitoring - Field Report", IFAC Proceedings Volumes, Volume 46, Issue 30, 2013, Pages 291-295

2012

Hugo Dias, Pedro Calado, Ricardo Bencatel, Ricardo Gomes, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Borges de Sousa. 2012 , "Operations with multiple unmanned systems", 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, pp. 3043-3044

Gil Gonçalves, Rui Gonçalves, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Borges de Sousa, José Pinto. 2012 , "Supervisory Control: Optimal Distribution of Workload Among Operators for Mixed Initiative Control of Multiple UAVs", Supervisory Control of Multiple Uninhabited Systems–Methodologies and Enabling Human-Robot Interface Technologies (2012): 153-163.

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2011

Rui Gonçalves, António Sérgio Ferreira, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa, Gil Gonçalves. 2011 , "Authority Sharing in Mixed Initiative Control of Multiple Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles", In: Harris D. (eds) Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. EPCE 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6781. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg