Duarte Antunes was born in Viseu, Portugal, in 1982. He received the Licenciatura in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, in 2005. He did his PhD from 2006 to 2011 in the research field of Automatic Control at the Institute for Systems and Robotics, IST, Lisbon. Throughout his PhD he visited several times the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). From 2011 to 2013 he held a postdoctoral position at the Eindhoven University of Techonology (TU/e). He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of TU/e. His research interests include Networked Control Systems, Stochastic Control, Multi-rate and Sampled-Data Systems, Optimization, and Dynamic Programming.