P. Batista received the Licenciatura and the PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico / Technical University of Lisbon (IST/UTL), in 2005 and 2010, respectively. From 2010 to 2011 he held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Systems and Robotics / Instituto Superior Técnico (ISR/IST), where he become an Assistant Researcher/Invited Assistant Professor in 2012. Since 2016 he is Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico. He is IEEE Senior Member and since 2016 he is also Associate Editor of the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society.
P. Batista is actively involved in teaching and research activities, including student supervision and participation in national and international projects. His current research interests include nonlinear control, sensor-based control, and sensor-based estimation with application to control and navigation of autonomous vehicles.