Dr. Ricardo Lent joined the Department of Engineering Technology as an assistant professor in January 2013. His prior position was Research Fellow in the Intelligent Systems and Networks Group at Imperial College London (United Kingdom). He holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida, a M.Sc. in Telecommunications from Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria and a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Ricardo Palma.
Dr. Lent's prior experience includes work as a Principal Network Engineer for industry and as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida. His research interests are in pervasive networks and emerging topics in computer networks and distributed computing, such as self-adapting networks, mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, virtualization and cloud computing. As a post-doctoral fellow and a Co-PI, Dr. Lent has participated in many funded European research projects, including UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK Defence Technology Centre in Data and Information Fusion, CASCADAS, Design of an Interoperable European Federated Simulation Network for Critical Infrastructures, and Fit4Green.