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. After a short post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Systems and Robotics – Lisbon / Instituto Superior Técnico (ISR/IST), he served there as Assistant Researcher from 2012 to 2015. During that time he was also Invited Assistant Professor at IST. From 2016 to 2022 he was Assistant Professor with Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at IST, where he currently is Associate Professor. 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.