Professors Rubipiara Cavalcante Fernandes and Carlos Ernani da Veiga from the Federal Institute of Santa Catarina, Brazil visited the laboratories of the BISITE Research Group and met with its director, Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez, who presented some of the projects that the group is developing.

The visit was an opportunity to discuss the possibility of creating future joint projects in the field of the energy sector and traceability based on blockchain technology, given the professors’ academic backgrounds and our experience as a research group.

Dr. Rubipiara Cavalcante Fernandes is Full Professor at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Santa Catarina (IFSC), Brazil. He is also leader of the Research Group on Electric Energy Systems – GESE and has developed numerous research and technology transfer projects together with other colleagues from IFSC, the Federal University of Santa Catarina, companies in the Brazilian electricity sector and international teaching institutions.

In addition, he has experience in Electrical Engineering,especially in Regulation and Electricity Market, working mainly on the following topics: regulation and energy market, energy efficiency, electricity generation (mini and microgeneration), electromobility, green hydrogen, electricity distribution, electricity tariff systems and demand response.

Carlos Ernani da Veiga, PhD. M.e, is Professor at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Santa Catarina (IFSC), Brazil, where he has been working since 1992. He has experience in electrical and electrotechnical engineering, programming in Basic, Python, PHP and Pascal scripts using PostgreSQL (PL/pgSQL) and Oracle (PL/SQL) database. He is also a Researcher at the Research Group on Electric Energy Systems (GESE) – IFSC/Brazil and the Research Group on Smart Grids (LabSmart), Brazil.

This is certainly a great opportunity to develop joint projects.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.