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Marco Carvalho, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Engineering and Science

Marco M. Carvalho is a Professor in Computer Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology, in Melbourne, FL/USA. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Brasilia, where he also completed his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in dynamic systems. Dr. Carvalho also holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of West Florida and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tulane University, with specialization in Machine Learning and Data Mining.Before joining Florida Tech, Dr. Carvalho served as a Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), where he led research teams in areas including knowledge elicitation and modeling, distributed intelligent systems, tactical communication systems, and human-automation teamwork for cyber operations and defense. During his tenure at IHMC Dr. Carvalho has also led research efforts sponsored by the DoE and DoD on the security of smart buildings, and environmental sensor networks.

 

Daniel R. Kirk, Ph.D.

Professor, College of Engineering and Science and Associate Dean for Research

Dan Kirk

Dr. Daniel R. Kirk, Professor in the Department of Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences and the Associate Dean for the College of Engineering and Science, joined Florida Tech in 2004. Dan completed his Ph.D. and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics under a National Science Foundation Fellowship. Dan’s research interests focus on air-breathing and rocket propulsion, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, and advanced and additive manufacturing for existing and new aerospace applications. Dan has obtained over $4 million dollars in external funding, produced over 80 conference and journal publications, served as a visiting scholar at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and NASA Kennedy Space Center and has managed research projects with NASA, the United States Air Force and the Office of Naval Research. In collaboration with NASA and MIT, Dan’s research group is directing experiments onboard the International Space Station to study how liquid propellant slosh behavior affects the dynamics of rocket motion.