Eloi Pereira

Eloi Pereira

Systems + Data + AI + Vehicles

I’m passionate about engineering large-scale systems with societal impact. I have developed technologies with applications on environmental monitoring, wildfire detection, aviation maintenance, and pandemic management. I'm now with Car IQ as part of the Data Science team developing solutions enabling trustworthy, behavior-based, continuous authentication of cars, allowing them to transact for services (e.g. fuel, parking, and tolls), without debit/credit cards.

Some of my work milestones

2022 - Present

Car IQ | Bay Area, CA​

Senior AI Engineer

2020 - 2021

ISEC - Coimbra Institute of Engineering | Coimbra, Portugal​

Invited Assistant Professor

2020 - 2021

Lousã Air Field | Coimbra, Portugal​

Drone Pilot and Mission Commander | Wildefire detection mission

2018 - 2020

Responsible Robotics | Berkeley, California​

Senior Robotics Software Engineer (remotely)

2016 - 2021

LEMP – Portuguese Air Force Metrology Laboratory | Air Base 5, Monte Real, Portugal

Head and Lead Engineer

2006 – 2016

Portuguese Air Force Academy | Sintra, Portugal

Lecturer & Researcher


Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley, California


Masters in Automation, Instrumentation, and Control

School of Engineering of Porto University

Porto, Portugal


Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Air Force Academy & Lisbon University

Sintra/Lisbon, Portugal


Research affiliations

Selected Publications

  • E. Pereira, et al., “BigActors - A Model for Structure-aware Computation,” in ACM/IEEE 4th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, (Philadelphia, PA, USA), pp. 199–208, ACM/IEEE, 2013
  • E. Pereira, et al., “The C3UV Testbed for Collaborative Control and Information Acquisition Using UAVs,” in American Control Conference (ACC), vol. 2, (Washington, DC, USA), pp. 1466 – 1471, IEEE, 2013.
  • E. Pereira, et al., “Unmanned air vehicles for coastal and environmental research,” Journal of Coastal Research, vol. 2009, no. 56, 2009.
  • J. Love, J. Jariyasunant, E. Pereira, M. Zennaro, K. Hedrick, C. M. Kirsch, and R. Sengupta, “CSL: A Language to Specify and Re-specify Mobile Sensor Network Behaviors,” in 2009 15th IEEE RTAS, (San Francisco, CA, USA), pp. 67–76, IEEE, Apr. 2009.
  • For a full list of publications and peer citations (>280) see ​[google scholar]

Technical skills

  • Software and Systems Engineering
  • Mobile/Aerial Robotics
  • Design and Implementation of Programming Languages
  • Formal verification
  • Software Robotics Architectures
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Drone Operations for Wildfire Detection

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