Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications

Miguel Duarte


on 31-05-2020

... After working for a Singaporean travel startup, I moved to the Toronto-based healthcare startup HomeMD, where I was offered the role of Chief Technology Officer. (see more)







I joined the ISCTE-IUL IT branch in 2010 when I started doing research under Anders Christensen and Sancho Oliveira as part of my Master thesis. After completing the thesis in 2012, I started working on a PhD, also in ISCTE-IUL and with the same supervisors. My research focused on automatically synthesizing control for robotic systems (mostly swarms of robots) using evolutionary computation. The highlight of my research was the design and development of a novel aquatic swarm robotic platform and its control system. Our demonstration of the platform in a real and uncontrolled environment was the first of its kind for a swarm robotic system with automatically synthesized control. Apart from research, I was also a Teaching Assistant ISCTE-IUL and an Invited Assistant Professor in Universidade Europeia. I concluded the PhD in 2016 and briefly held a Postdoctoral position in IT, but ultimately decided to transition from academia to the industry. Having worked in the industry while undergoing my BSc and MSc, it was natural for me to jump back into it, and I started working as a developer in the startup world. After working for a Singaporean travel startup, I moved to the Toronto-based healthcare startup HomeMD, where I was offered the role of Chief Technology Officer. I now focus on leading, implementing, and scaling our technology efforts with an international and geographically distributed technical team.