Dr. Gregory Murad Reis received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Florida International University in 2018, and his Master’s degree in Systems Engineering and his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Federal University of Lavras, Brazil, in 2014 and 2012, respectively. He completed his Ph.D. as a Science without Borders fellow, sponsored by federal agencies NSF, ONR, CAPES, and LASPAU (Harvard University).
With sixteen years of experience in teaching, Dr. Reis has taught Mathematics and Computer Science courses for several undergraduate programs and schools. Moreover, he has experience in early, elderly and special education. In his career, Gregory has mentored over thirty students, including high school teachers and undergraduates and master’s students in several programs, such as Science without Borders’s Summer Research Program, NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and NSF’s Research Experience for Teachers (RET).
Gregory Reis’s current research interests are centered on the challenges of marine robotics and STEM Education. Key problems he has addressed so far include: localization and navigation of aquatic robots in GPS-denied environments, analysis of the spatio-temporal dynamics of the ocean, persistent monitoring of the ocean and artificial intelligence applied to precision agriculture and welfare of poultry.
Gregory has also served as the Robotics Coach for the Ultimate Software Academy for Computer Science Education for over two years, teaching professional development courses in robotics and coding for K-12 teachers in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). He is currently working on curriculum development and robots design for K-12 education.
Gregory has published several papers in conferences and journals, having been awarded TOP 20 best papers in several conferences around the world.