UnB PhD students of TransLab seeking excellence in Air Traffic Control

The PhD students of the Laboratory of Computational Model in Air Transportation (TransLab) in the University of Brasilia (UnB) are working on the development of Artificial Intellgente solutions for Air Traffic Control and Management. TransLab is the first laboratory in UnB to have scientific research collaboration with Boeing Research and Technology and to focus on delivering new solutions for Air Traffic Control problems in the Brazilian scenario.

Since 2014, three graduate students from the Program of Informatics of the Department of Computer Science obtained their PhD titles by their excellent research. All of their thesis were approved by the scholars and experts from Aeronautic Technology Institute (ITA), University of São Paulo (USP), Boeing Research and Technology and University of Brasilia (UnB).

In 2014, Dr. Leonardo Cruciol went to Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA to realize his research, as a PhD sandwich project supported by CNPq. With the advice of Prof. John-Paul Clarke and Prof. Li Weigang, his research involves the optimization of Collaborative Trajectory Options Program (CTOP). Before the defense of his PhD dissertation, his research was published in Transportation Research Part C (2013) and Journal of Advanced Transportation (2015).

Dr. Antonio Carlos de Arruda Junior graduated from TransLab in April of 2015. His research used matching game theory to allocate the airport slots to flights of airlines. This is a challenge work and with applicability to industry. The main research was published in Expert System with Applications (2015); an international journal with CAPES quails A1 in both computer science and engineering.

A recent published paper of Dr. Cicero Roberto Ferreira de Almeida is available in the IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation System, an excellent journal in this community. His work introduces the state of art of the research of Airport Collaborative Decision Making in TransLab to the society.

PhD student Vitor Filincowsky Ribeiro is still studying in TransLab of UnB, but his earlier research won the 2013 CNT Prize and also published in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (2016). This paper presented a new Collaborative Departure Management model (CoDMAN) using game theory.
In this moment, there are 4 PhD, 3 master, and 2 undergraduate students in TransLab. They are focusing on the research in the innovation and development in the application of artificial intelligent to ATC/ATM. By the cooperation with Boeing Research and Technology, it is expected to achieve more contributions to scientific community, especially in both computer science and air transportation.