About Me

Marcelo Godoy Simões received a B.S. degree from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, an M.S. degree from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Ph.D. degree from The University of Tennessee, USA in 1985, 1990 and 1995 respectively. He received his D.Sc. degree (Livre-Docência) from the University of São Paulo in 1998. Dr. Simões was an US Fulbright Fellow for AY 2014-15, working for Aalborg University, Institute of Energy Technology (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." Dr. Simões is a pioneer to apply 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 it has been cited worldwide. His leadership in modeling fuel cells is internationally and highly influential in providing a basis for further developments in fuel cell automation control in many engineering applications. Prof. Simões made substantial and lasting contribution of artificial intelligence technology in many applications, 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 integration of alternative energy systems to the electric grid through AI modeling based power electronics control.

Teaching Philosophy

While educational institutions structuralize their program to educate students to speak well, to convince people and to be a leader, my teaching philosophy is to develop the innate capacities of my students to know what to speak about, what to convince people of, and where to lead them.

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