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Professor Marcelo Simões

Power Electronics

Colorado School of Mines

Dr Marcelo Godoy Simões received a BSc and an MSc degree from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a PhD from the University of Tennessee, USA in 1985, 1990 and 1995 respectively. He subsequently obtained his DSc degree (Livre-Docência) from the University of São Paulo in 1998.

He was an US Fulbright Fellow for the academic year 2014-2015, while working at the Institute of Energy Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark. He has been elevated to the grade of IEEE Fellow, class of 2016, with the citation "for applications of artificial intelligence in control of power electronics systems", and is currently Full Professor at Colorado School of Mines, USA.

Marcelo has pioneered the application of neural networks and fuzzy logic in power electronics, motor drives and renewable energy systems. His fuzzy logic-based modeling and control for wind turbine optimization is used as a basis for advanced wind turbine control and has been cited worldwide. His leadership in modeling fuel cells is internationally renowned and highly influential in providing a basis for further developments in fuel cell automation control in many engineering applications.

He has made substantial and lasting contributions to artificial intelligence technology in many fields, including power electronics and motor drives, fuzzy control of wind generation system, such as fuzzy logic-based waveform estimation for power quality, neural network-based estimation for vector controlled motor drives, and the integration of alternative energy systems to the electric grid through AI modeling-based power electronics control.