Tiago Matias received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Automation branch) from the University of Coimbra in 2011. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Coimbra. Since 2011, he is a Researcher at the "Institute for Systems and Robotics - University of Coimbra" (ISR-UC). His research interests include computational intelligence, control and optimization algorithms.