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Pedro Sequeira

Associate Research Scientist

Contact

Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
302 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Pedro Barbosa Sequeira, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Education

  • PhD in Information Systems and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) – Universidade de Lisboa in Portugal

Biography

Pedro Sequeira is an Associate Research Scientist at Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science. Pedro earned his PhD in Information Systems and Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal. His research areas include Artificial Intelligence, Human Centered Computing, Machine learning and Robotics. He is a native of Lisbon, Portugal. Pedro’s main field of research is Artificial Intelligence, and he is a member of the CESAR (Cognitive Embodied Social Agents Research) Lab.

What are the specifics of your educational background?

In September 2013, I completed the PhD Program in Information Systems and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Universidade de Lisboa in Portugal, under the supervision of Professor Ana Paiva and Professor Francisco S. Melo. My thesis focused on building more flexible and robust reward mechanisms for autonomous reinforcement learning agents.

What is your research focus?

Generally speaking, my interests are in all fields of artificial intelligence, particularly related with autonomous and adaptive systems, e.g., agents and multiagent systems, involving learning and evolutionary mechanisms. My approach has been greatly inspired by adaptive biological mechanisms, and I always try to bring ideas from fields such as psychology, biology or social sciences into my research.

What are the specifics of your industry experience?

I have participated in several international collaborative research projects, including: INSIDE (CMU-Portugal), EMOTE (EU-FP7), E-Circus (EU-FP6) and CoWriter (EPFL).