Monica L. Nogueira, Ph.D.
Director, Intelligent Systems Laboratory
Center for Logistics and Digital Strategy
Areas of Expertise:
Answer-set programming •
Artificial intelligence •
Common-sense reasoning •
Data mining, pattern recognition,
and predictive analytics •
Intelligent agents for
planning and scheduling •
Intelligent systems design and
decision support •
Knowledge representation •
Logic programming and
non-monotonic reasoning •
Multi-agent systems and
Monica L. Nogueira directs the Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the Center for Logistics and Digital Strategy, part of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. She leads the lab's effort to identify, experiment with, and transfer new technologies to the center's corporate and institutional customers, with emphasis on exploring novel intelligent processes and logistics practices and new simulation modeling tools and computational capabilities.
Her current work focuses primarily on the development of intelligent software applications and prototypes for the center's customers using state-of-the-art computational tools. Recent applications have been implemented in the areas of business (e.g., financial processes), health (food safety), homeland security (intelligence and situation awareness), defense, aviation (logistics and optimization), and business intelligence.
Nogueira works closely with the UNC-Tsinghua Center for Logistics and Enterprise Development, a research collaboration between the two universities that focuses on U.S.-China trade.
Nogueira holds a Ph.D. in computer engineering from The University of Texas at El Paso, a master's degree in computer science from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Brazil, and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and electronics engineering from the Fundação Universidade do Amazonas and Instituto de Technologia da Amazonia, respectively, both located in Brazil. She has published a number of papers in the areas of answer-set planning and programming.