dr. JR (Joao) Pereira Valente

dr. JR (Joao) Pereira Valente

Assistant Professor

Dr. João Valente is Assistant Professor in the Information Technology Group (INF) from the Wageningen University & Research (WUR). He received is PhD in Robotics and Automation, from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) in 2014 with cum laude and he was awarded three times for the best PhD Thesis in the academic and industrial sector. He has been working with UAVs and field robotics for more than 10 years. His research focus in developing intelligent flying machines that smell and see for solving agri-food and ecology management problems, while bridging the gap between UAVs and people. He is author of more than 40 publications in this topic. Finally, he is also the head of the Social Artificial Intelligent Drones Lab (aka. Social Drones Lab)