Co-Founder & CEO
Antonio Castro was born in Porto, Portugal and studied at Porto Polytechnic Engineering Institute where he got his degree in Information Systems Engineering in 1997. In 2007 he got his Master Degree in Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto and the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the same institution in 2013. Additionally, he has a postgraduate course in Air Transport Operations from ISEC in 2008.
Antonio works for TAP Portugal since 1990 and currently he is a Board Advisor for IT/IS projects and responsible for projects related with airline operations control.
Antonio is a member of DAIAS (Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Agent-based Simulation) group at LIACC (Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science) since 2005. In this group, he has performed the research during his Ph.D. where a Multi-Agent System for Disruption Management applied to Airline Operations Control was proposed, that includes the passenger point of view in the Irregular Operations Management Process (IROPS).
Antonio published more than 20 papers, mainly in the field of software agents and multi-agent system applications.
Antonio is the author of the book “Disruption Management in Airline Operations Control: Designing a Multi-Agent System with a GAIA based Methodology” Published by VDM Verlag Dr. Muller in 2009 and the co-author of the book “A New Approach for Disruption Management in Airline Operations Control” published by Springer in 2014.
Antonio is also member of APPIA (Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence).
Antonio is MASDIMA, Lda. CEO and Co-founder.