Prof. Dr. Edison Pignaton de Freitas received his Bac. degree in Computer Engineering from the Military Institute of Engineering, Brazil (2003), and his MSc degree in Computer Science from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil (2007). He received his PhD from Halmstad University, Sweden, (2011) in the area of sensor networks. During 2001-2002 he studied in France, at Institute National des Sciences Appliquées, Toulouse, with a scholarship from the Brazilian National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq).

Currently, he holds a position as Associate Professor at Informatics Institute at UFRGS since 2014. He worked as Computer Engineer and Researcher at the Brazilian Army from 2004 to 2013, working in several areas of computer-based defense systems, such as tactical edge networks, unmanned platforms, missile navigation, and aerospace defense. During his stay in France, he performed an internship at AIRBUS Central Entity working in the A380 project working with avionic systems requirement engineering and in the specification of the aircraft refueling system.

His current main research interests are: Computer Networks, Distributed Real-Time and Embedded Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Avionics Systems Specification, Artificial Intelligence (Multiagent Systems), Robotics Navigation, Internet of Things and (multi-) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles systems. Within these research areas, he maintains cooperation with several leading universities around the world, which is possible to highlight Linköping University in Sweden and Ruhr Universität Bochum in Germany, among others.

Contact information:

Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500 – Bloco IV
Sala 224 – Prédio 43424 – Bairro Agronomia
91501-970 – Porto Alegre, RS – Brazil


Phone: +55.51.3308.6251