Prof. Dr. Gil Gonçalves

Gil Gonçalves is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, and researcher at the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR) where he is the PI for the System and Technologies for advanced manufacturing (SYSTEC-MANUFACTURING) thematic research line.

Targeting added value manufacturing concepts, the SYSTEC-MANUFACTURING research line is highly interdisciplinary as it spans from the design and implementation of the smart components and supporting services, including the required infra-structures, to the Cyber Physical Production Systems conceptual frameworks underlying control, data analytics, intelligence and coordination.

Gil has a Ph.D. in the area of Systems and Systems Engineering. His current research interests include supervisory control and coordination of cyber physical systems, modelling and reconfiguration of control frameworks, and systems engineering. These concepts have been applied to the design, implementation and validation of smart components for cyber physical production systems, enabling the introduction of intelligence into industrial processes and industrial environments.

In the area of advanced manufacturing, Gil has been involved in several European RTD projects, including “Vendor Integrated Decentralized Optimization of Production Facilities” (VIDOP, funded by the Growth programme of the EC FP5), and “FleXible Production Experts for reconfigurable aSSembly technology” (XPRESS, funded by the NMP programme of the EC FP6), “Intelligent Network Devices for fast Ramp-Up” (I-RAMP3, funded by the Factories of the Future programme FoF-PPP of the EC FP7), “Innovative Reuse of modular knowledge Based devices and technologies for Old, Renewed and New factories” (ReBorn, funded by the Factories of the Future programme FoF-PPP of EC FP7) and “Health Monitoring and Life-Long Capability Management for Self-Sustaining Manufacturing Systems” (SelSus, funded by the Factories of the Future programme FoF-PPP of EC FP7).