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  Marco M. Carvalho is a mechanical engineer from the University Brasilia (UnB Brazil) where he also worked as a research engineer in the areas of fluid-structure interaction and dynamic calibration of high frequency sensors. He has a M. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Brasilia, a M. Sc. in Computer Science from the University of West Florida and a PhD in Computer Science from Tulane University.

At IHMC, Dr. Carvalho has participated and led several research projects sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, the National Science Foundation and others. His research interests are primarily in the areas of tactical and cognitive networks, applied machine learning and network security. Other research activities also include projects in the areas of intelligent data analysis and applied causal analysis for complex systems.

Dr. Carvalho is a Graduate Faculty at the Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne FL). He is a permanent member of the editorial board of the Scientia Magazine (ISBN 0104-1770), and has also acted as a Program Committee Member for several conferences and journals such as the Special Track on Agents, Interactions, Mobility and Systems (AIMS) at the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), the International Journal for Network Security, the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, the First International Conference in Concept Mapping and the Jornadas de Investigacion Y Desarrollo en Informatica JIDI.

Before joining IHMC Dr. Carvalho worked on the design, deployment and operation of large scale data networks, both as a security officer and as a network operations manager, leading a team of network engineers. Some of his responsibilities also included the design and deployment of security policies, procedures and technologies for corporations and financial institutions, as well as training for support and operations personnel.

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Selected Research Projects:
  • TAAN: Topology Adaptation in Ad Hoc Networks
    Sponsored by Rockwell Collins (Principal Investigator).
  • BITSI: Biologically-Inspired Tactical Security Infrastructure
    Sponsored by the Army Research Laboratory. This project is conducted in collaboration with Dr. Richard Ford (Florida Institute of Technology. (Co-Principal Investigator).
  • CNMS: Cognitive Network Management System
    Sponsored by Rockwell Collins (Principal Investigator).
  • Quality of Service(QoS)-Enabled Dissemination (QED)
    Sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory. In collaboration with BBN Technologies, Vanderbilt University and Boeing (Co-Principal Investigator).
  • mlabCUNE: A Hybrid Emulation Environment for Airborne Networks
    Sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (Principal Investigator).
  • A Cross-Layer Communications Substrate for Tactical Information Management Systems.
    Sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory. (Principal Investigator).
  • MAST: A Mobile Agent-based Security Tool (completed)
    Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the MAST project ended in 2006. (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Agile Computing for the Army Future Combat Systems
    Sponsored by the Army Research Laboratory (Co-Principal Investigator).