Marco M. Carvalho is an Associated Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology, and a Research Scholar/Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University Brasilia (UnB – Brazil), where he also completed his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in dynamic systems and control theory. Marco Carvalho also holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of West Florida and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tulane University, with specialization in Machine Learning and Data Mining. Dr. Carvalho currently leads a several research efforts in the areas of cyber security, moving target defense, critical infrastructure protection, and tactical communication systems, primarily sponsored by the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, ONR, the National Science Foundation, DoE and Industry.
Dr. Carvalho's research interests include resilient distributed systems, multi-agent systems and emergent approaches to systems optimization and security. As the IHMC Principal Investigator for the Biologically Inspired Tactical Security Infrastructure project, sponsored by ARL, and the Adaptive SCADA Technologies for Critical Infrastructure Protection project, sponsored by the DoE, Dr. Carvalho and his team have worked on the development of agent-based frameworks for adaptive defense and mission resilience.