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Marcos Müller Vasconcelos

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Get to Know Me

Something that excites me in my field...
The research problems in my field are very intellectually challenging and stimulating. I feel like my work is solving complex puzzles, with an exciting reward waiting for me at the end.

Another researcher I admire...
My research idols are Prof. John Tsitsiklis from MIT and Prof. Tamer Basar from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Current University
Virginia Tech

Research Area
Multi-agent systems, control, and optimization

Research Summary
Marcos M. Vasconcelos works on microbial-inspired algorithms to help revolutionize the deployment of robotic networks. His research interests include networked control and estimation, communication networks, game theory, multi-agent optimization, distributed machine learning, and systems biology. 

Background
Vasconcelos is a Research Assistant Professor at CCI with a joint appointment with the Bradley department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy).

From 2016 to 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is also a former Fulbright Fellow.

Alma Mater
Vasconcelos received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2016.