Official Bio

Tiago S. Vaquero is a Technical Group Leader of the Artificial Intelligence, Observation Planning and Analysis Group, Planning and Execution Section, of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

Tiago holds a B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Tiago previously held a MIT research scientist position and a joint Caltech/MIT research position where he worked on Resilient Spacecraft Systems and Risk Sensitive Planning/Scheduling algorithms with Professor Brian Williams. At MIT, Tiago also worked on Risk Sensitive Planners and Executives for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and Autonomous Cars. Tiago also held a research position at the University of Toronto where he worked on Multi-Robot Planning and Coordination with Prof. Christopher Beck and Goldie Nejat.

Tiago works on multi-agent coordination methods for multi-rover cave exploration and for surface site characterization.

Selected Publications