Paulo Dias

Short Bio

Paulo Dias is an electrical and computer engineer who conducts research on unmanned systems operation on the maritime domain. The focus of the work is on planning, control, and operation of heterogeneous teams of autonomous robotic systems, on the air, surface, and underwater.

Portugal’s tradition of bold ocean discoveries and exploration that began in the fifteenth century, opening the world to new territories, cultures, and advancing the technology, has to be honored. So using autonomous systems to map and explore our vast “water” territories makes a lot of sense to continue to open our knowledge and minds. His work is a small contribution for this.

Paulo holds a B.S. and M.Sc. both in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Porto, School of Engineering FEUP, Porto, Portugal. Currently he is a researcher at Underwater Systems and Technology Laboratory (USTL/LSTS) of FEUP since 2004 where he works in developing autonomous systems with focus on the command and control toolchain for heterogeneous teams of autonomous systems.

Publications

2020

José Pinto, Maria Costa, Keila Lima, Paulo Dias, João Pereira, Manuel Ribeiro, Renato Campos, Zara Mirmalek, Renato Mendes, Francisco López-Castejón, Javier Gilabert, Maria Tomasino, Catarina Magalhães, Jorge Estrela da Silva, Paulo Relvas, Trent Lukaczyk, Kay Skarpnes, Martin Ludvigsen, Alex Chekalyuk, Kanna Rajan. 2020 , "To boldly dive where no one has gone before:Experiments in coordinated robotic ocean exploration", Intnl. Symp. on Experimental Robotics (ISER)

DOI

Paulo Dias, Maria Costa, José Pinto, Keila Lima, Luís Venâncio, Miguel Aguiar, João Borges de Sousa. 2020 , "Large Scale Unmanned Vehicles Oceanic Exercise REP(MUS)19 Field Report", IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Symposium (AUV), St Johns, NL, Canada, 2020, pp. 1-2, doi: 10.1109/AUV50043.2020.9267898.

Paulo Dias, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa. 2020 , "Toolchain for autonomous systems and its use in real-life scenarios: from science to defence",  'Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: Design and practice', Institution of Engineering and Technology, Chap. 8, pp. 213-236

2019

Paulo Dias, Maria Costa, João Borges de Sousa. 2019 , "REP18 Atlantic: a large scale exercise using unmanned systems", OCEANS 2019 - Marseille, Marseille, France, pp. 1-7

Keila Lima, Paulo Dias, Maria Costa, José Pinto, Tiago Marques, João Borges de Sousa, Sara Cardigos, Renato Mendes. 2019 , "REP18 Atlantic – A Large Scale Exercise Using Unmanned Systems, Field Report", OCEANS 2019 - Marseille, Marseille, France, 2019, pp. 1-7

2018

Paulo Dias, Maria Costa, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "REP18 Atlantic: a large scale exercise using unmanned systems ", Instrumentation viewpoint 20 (2018): 52-52.

José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Coordinated Operation of Multiple AUVs using the LSTS Toolchain", 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), Porto, Portugal, 2018, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/AUV.2018.8729766.

Maria Costa, José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Pereira, Keila Lima, Manuel Ribeiro, João Borges de Sousa, Trent Lukaczyk, Renato Mendes, Maria Tomasino, Catarina Magalhães, Igor Belkin, Francisco López-Castejón, Javier Gilabert, Kay Skarpnes, Martin Ludvigsen, Kanna Rajan, Zara Mirmalek, Alex Chekalyuk. 2018 , "Field Report: Exploring Fronts with Multiple Robots", 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), Porto, Portugal, pp. 1-7

José Pinto, Maria Costa, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Studying the Pacific Subtropical Front with Multiple Assets", 8th International Workshop on Marine Technology : MARTECH 2018. "Instrumentation Viewpoint". Vilanova i la Geltrú: SARTI, 2018, p. 49. 

José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Ripples: A tool for supervision and control of remote assets", Instrumentation viewpoint, 51-51.

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

José Pinto, Paulo Dias, Manuel Ribeiro, Maria Costa, João Borges de Sousa. 2017 , "Networked vehicle systems: From vision to reality", OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 2017, pp. 1-6

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

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

José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Pereira, Renato Caldas, Tiago Rodrigues, João Borges de Sousa, Frédéric Py, Kanna Rajan. 2015 , "Mixed-Initiative Interaction for Tracking of Ocean Sunfish", IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 48, Issue 2,Pages 94-99

2013

José Pinto, Paulo Dias, Ricardo Martins, João Fortuna, Eduardo Marques, João Borges de Sousa. 2013 , "The LSTS toolchain for networked vehicle systems", 2013 MTS/IEEE OCEANS - Bergen, Bergen, 2013, pp. 1-9

Luis Madureira, Alexandre Sousa, José Braga, Pedro Calado, Paulo Dias, Ricardo Martins, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa. 2013 , "The light autonomous underwater vehicle: Evolutions and networking", MTS/IEEE OCEANS - Bergen, Bergen, 2013, pp. 1-6

2012

José Pinto, Pedro Calado, José Braga, Paulo Dias, Ricardo Martins, Eduardo Marques, João Borges de Sousa. 2012 , "Implementation of a control architecture for networked vehicle systems", IFAC Proceedings Volumes, Volume 45, Issue 5, Pages 100-105

Alexandre Sousa, Luis Madureira, Jorge Coelho, José Pinto, João Pereira, João Borges de Sousa, Paulo Dias. 2012 , "LAUV: The Man-Portable Autonomous Underwater Vehicle",

2010

Paulo Dias, José Pinto, Rui Gonçalves, João Borges de Sousa. 2010 , "Enabling a dialog – A C2I infrastructure for unmanned vehicles and sensors", 2010 International Conference on Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, AIS 2010, Povoa de Varzim, 2010, pp. 1-6

2009

José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Borges de Sousa, Fernando Lobo Pereira. 2009 , "Large scale data collection using networks of heterogeneous vehicles and sensors", OCEANS 2009-EUROPE, Bremen, 2009, pp. 1-6

Ricardo Martins, Paulo Dias, Eduardo Marques, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa, Fernando Lobo Pereira. 2009 , "IMC: A communication protocol for networked vehicles and sensors", OCEANS 2009-EUROPE, Bremen, 2009, pp. 1-6

2007

Eduardo Marques, José Pinto, Sean Kragelund, Paulo Dias, Luis Madureira, Alexandre Sousa, Marcio Correia, Hugo Ferreira, Rui Gonçalves, Ricardo Martins, Douglas Horner, Anthony Healey, Gil Gonçalves, João Borges de Sousa. 2007 , "AUV Control and Communication using Underwater Acoustic Networks", OCEANS 2007 - Europe, Aberdeen, 2007, pp. 1-6

2006

Paulo Dias, Gil Gonçalves, Ricardo Gomes, João Borges de Sousa, José Pinto, João Pereira, Fernando Lobo Pereira. 2006 , "Mission planning and specification in the Neptus framework", Proceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2006. ICRA 2006., Orlando, FL, 2006, pp. 3220-3225

Paulo Dias, Gil Gonçalves, Ricardo Gomes, João Borges de Sousa, José Pinto, João Pereira, Fernando Lobo Pereira. 2006 , "Mission planning and specification in the Neptus framework", Proceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2006. ICRA 2006., Orlando, FL, 2006, pp. 3220-3225

2005

Paulo Dias, S.L Fraga, Ricardo Gomes, Gil Gonçalves, Fernando Lobo Pereira, José Pinto, João Borges de Sousa. 2005 , "Neptus - a framework to support multiple vehicle operation", Europe Oceans 2005, Brest, France, 2005, pp. 963-968 Vol. 2