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Current students

Ph.D.:

Paulo Sérgio Pereira Pessim (Scholarship: CNPq);

Pedro Moreira de Oliveira (Scholarship: CNPq);

Postdoctoral Fellows:
Márcia Luciana da Costa Peixoto (Scholarship: CNPq) (Winner of the Best Paper Award in the XXIV Congresso Brasileiro de Automática - CBA 2022, Brazil);



Undergraduate supervision:  
Pedro Otávio Fonseca Pires ;

Master:
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Alumni (Gone but not forgotten)
Ph.D.:
Márcia Luciana da Costa Peixoto (Thesis) (Scholarship: CAPES) (Winner of the Best Paper Award in the XXIV Congresso Brasileiro de Automática - CBA 2022, Brazil) (Currently Márcia Peixoto holds a position as Postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Prof. Reinaldo M. Palhares at D!FCOM Lab, Federal University of Minas Gerais - UFMG, Brazil);

Iury Valente de Bessa (Thesis) (Scholarship: FAPEAM)
(Winner of the Best Paper Award in the 14º Simpósio Brasileiro de Automação Inteligente - SBAI 2019, Brazil) (Scholarship CNPq for his International PhD internship at Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona, Spain) (Best Student Paper Award Finalist  in the SAFEPROCESS 2022 - IFAC - Paphos, Cyprus, 8-10 July, 2022) (Currently Iury Bessa is Professor at Federal University of Amazonas - UFAM - Manaus - Amazonas, Brazil);

Gabriela Lígia Reis (Thesis) (co-advisor) (Currently Gabriela Reis is currently a Professor at Instituto Federal do Sudeste de Minas Gerais - IF SUDESTE MG - Juiz de Fora - Minas Gerais, Brazil);

Pedro Henrique Silva Coutinho
(Thesis) (Scholarship: CAPES) (Winner of the Federal University of Minas Gerais Award 2022 for the best Engineering Ph.D.’s Thesis defended along 2021 at UFMG(Pedro spent a month for a short research visiting at ITSON, Mexico, in 2019, with Prof. Miguel Bernal with Palhares' financial support) (Winner of the IFAC Young Author Award in the 4th IFAC Conference on Embedded Systems, Computational intelligence and Telematics in Control - CESCIT'21 - Valenciennes, France, 5-7 July 2021) (Pedro Coutinho held a position as Postdoctoral fellow - October/2021 until Abril/2023 - with CNPq scholarwhip under the supervision of Prof. Reinaldo M. Palhares at D!FCOM Lab, Federal University of Minas Gerais - UFMG, Brazil); (Currently Pedro H. S. Coutinho holds a researcher position as postdoc with a PETROBRAS' scholarship at our D!FCOM Lab);

Luiz Alberto Queiroz Cordovil Júnior (Thesis) (Scholarship: CNPq) (Currently Luiz Aberto Cordovil holds a position as Data Scientist at Sidia - Impact Innovation - Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil);

Mariella Maia Quadros (Thesis) (Currently Mariella M. Quadros is Professor at Instituto Federal de Minas Gerais - IFMG / Sabará - Minas Gerais, Brazil);

Murilo Cesar Osorio Camargos Filho
(Thesis) (Scholarship: Petrobras) (Currently Murilo Camargos holds a position as Postdoctoral Research Associate at Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems (LIRA) Centre, The Lancaster University, United Kingdom) (Previously Murilo Camargos held a position as Engineer at UNIGAL USIMINAS / Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil);

Rodrigo Farias Araújo
(Thesis) (Scholarship: CNPq) (Currently Rodrigo F. Araújo holds a position as Professor at the State University of Amazonas - UEA / Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil);

Rosileide de Oliveira Lopes (Thesis) (Currently Rosileide O. Lopes holds a position as Professor at Universidade Tecnológioca Federal do Paraná - UTFPR / Cornélio Procópio, Paraná, Brazil)  (Rosileide O. Lopes had formely held a position as Professor at Universidade Federal de Itajubá - UNIFEI - Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil);

Tiago Gaiba de Oliveira
(Thesis) (Scholarship: CNPq) (Currently Tiago G. de Oliveira holds a position as Professor at Universidade Federal de Itajubá - UNIFEI / Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil);

Thomas Laurain
(PhD Thesis' cover page or Full Thesis) (co-advisor)  (Thesis concluded in the LAMIH - UMR CNRS 8201 - Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (former University of Valenciennes) - France - Scholarship: CNRS) (Currently Thomas Laurain is an Assistant Professor at Université de Haute-Alsace - UHA - France);

Sajad Azizi
(Thesis) (Scholarship: CNPq) (co-advisor) (Sajad Azizi held a position as System Engineer at The Signalling Company, Brussels, Belgium) (Previously Sajad Aziz held a Postdoc position at Université Libre de Bruxelles - ULB - Belgium) (Currently Sajad Azizi holds a position as HVAC Control Application Engineer at Daikin Europe);

Emilio Zorzo Barcelo (Thesis) (Scholarship: FAPEMIG, and
CAPES for his International PhD internship at Florida Institute of Technology - Melbourne, USA(Emilio Z. Barcelos had held a Fellow Researcher position at Florida Institute of Technology - FIT - USA) (Currently Emilio Z. Barcelos holds a position as Product Manager for Alstom's Wayside Intelligence Platform, USA);

Victor Costa da Silva Campos
(Thesis) (Winner of the Federal University of Minas Gerais Award for Outstanding Electrical Engineering Ph.D.’s Thesis - 2016) (co-advisor)  (Scholarship: CNPq). (He also got a CAPES's scholarship for two International PhD internships. The first one at Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (former Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambresis) - France, and the second one at University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) - USA (Victor C. S. Campos holds currently a position as Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais - UFMG - and he had served as Associate Editor to the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems in 2015);

Guilherme Costa Silva (co-advisor) (Scholarship: CNPq). (He also got a CAPES's scholarship for his International PhD internship at University of Memphis - Intelligent Security Systems Research Laboratory - USA) (Currently Guilherem C. Silva is a Data Scientist with Loggi, Sao Paulo, Brazil);

Leonardo Amaral Mozelli (Thesis) (Winner of the Federal University of Minas Gerais Award for Outstanding Electrical Engineering Ph.D.’s Thesis - 2012(Scholarship: CNPq (Currently Leonardo A. Mozelli holds a position of Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais and he is a Brazilian CNPq fellowship level 2);

Claudio Dias Campos  (Currently Claudio D. Campos holds a position of Professor at PUC/Minas and also at Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil);

Marcos Flavio Silveira Vasconcelos D'Angelo (Thesis) (Scholarship: FAPEMIG(Currently Marcos Flavio S. V. D'Angelo is a Full Professor at UNIMONTES, Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and he is a Brazilian CNPq fellowship level 2);

Luiz Claudio Andrade Souza (Thesis) (Scholarship: FAPEMIG(Currently Luiz Claudio A. Souza is a Senior Researcher at Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear, Servico do Reator e Tecnicas Analiticas - CDTN, Belo Horizonte, Brazil);

Carlos Alexandre Laurentys de Almeida (Thesis) (co-advisor) (Currently Carlos Alexandre L. de Almeida is a Senior Magager at EY, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil);

Fernando de Oliveira Souza (Thesis(Winner of the Federal University of Minas Gerais Award for Outstanding Engineering Ph.D.’s Thesis - 2009) - (Winner of the CAPES Award for Outstanding Ph.D.'s Thesis in Electrical Engineering in Brazil - 2009) (Scholarship: CAPES. He also got CNPq's scholarship  for his International PhD internship at University of California San Diego (UCSD), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - USA) - (Currently Fernando O. Souza holds a Professor position at Federal University of Minas Gerais - UFMG - and he is a Brazilian CNPq fellowship level 2);

Julio Cesar Braz de Queiroz (Thesis) (co-advisor)  (Currently Julio C. B. de Queiroz holds a position of professor at PUC/Minas, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil).

Eduardo Nunes Goncalves (Thesis) (Winner of the Federal University of Minas Gerais Award for Outstanding Engineering Ph.D.’s Thesis - 2007) - (Currently Eduardo N. Goncalves holds a position of Professor at CEFET/MG and he is a Brazilian CNPq fellowship level 2);


NOTE: The International PhD internship in Brazil is named "Sandwich PhD".

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Pedro Henrique Silva Coutinho (Scholarship: CNPq) (Winner of the Federal University of Minas Gerais Award 2022 for the best Engineering Ph.D.’s Thesis defended  along 2021 at UFMG) (Pedro spent a month for a short research visiting at ITSON, Mexico, in 2019, with Prof. Miguel Bernal with Palhares' financial support) (Winner of the IFAC Young Author Award in the 4th IFAC Conference on Embedded Systems, Computational intelligence and Telematics in Control - CESCIT'21 - Valenciennes, France, 5-7 July 2021); (Pedro Coutinho held a position as Postdoctoral fellow - October/2021 until Abril/2023 - with CNPq scholarwhip under the supervision of Prof. Reinaldo M. Palhares at D!FCOM Lab, Federal University of Minas Gerais - UFMG, Brazil); (Currently Pedro H. S. Coutinho holds a researcher position as postdoc with a PETROBRAS' scholarship at our D!FCOM Lab);

Márcio Feliciano Braga
; (Márcio Braga holds a position of Professor at Federal University of Ouro Preto);

Daniel Furtado Leite
(Scholarship:CNPq) (Currently Daniel F. Leite holds a position of Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - UAI, Chile);

Fernando de Oliveira Souza (Scholarship:CNPq(Currently Fernando O. Souza holds a position of Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais and he is a Brazilian CNPq fellowship level 2);

Alexandre Rodrigues Mesquita (Scholarship: CAPES-REUNI)  (Currently Alexandre R. Mesquita holds a position of Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais);
Master:
Lucas Tadeu Franco de Souza (Currently Lucas de Souza works as Engineer at FIAT / Betim);

Elvis Mayk Chaves Barbosa (Currently Elvis Barbosa works as Engineer at GREEN / PUC-Minas);

Pedro Henrique Silva Coutinho
(Scholarship: CAPES) (Currently Pedro H. S. Coutinho is pursuing his PhD under my supervision at UFMG);

Fernando Marcos Souza Silva (co-advisor) (Mestrado Profissional em Modelagem Computacional e Sistemas  - UNIMONTES)
(Currently Fernando M. S. Silva holds a professor position at Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia do Norte de Minas Gerais, IFNMG - Campus Araçuaí);

Iury Valente de Bessa (co-advisor) (Master in Electrical Engineering - UFAM) (Currently Iury V. de Bessa hold a Professor position at the Federal Univeristy of Amazonas and He is also pursuing his PhD under my supervision at UFMG);

Mateus Paresqui Berruezo (co-advisor) (Currently Mateus P. Berruezo works as Engineer with Gerdau Acominas);

Laércio Ives Santos (co-advisor) (Mestrado Profissional em modelagem Computacional e Sistemas  - UNIMONTES) (Currently Laércio I. Dantos holds a Professor position at Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia do Norte de Minas Gerais, IFNMG - Monstes Claros);

Estevao Modolo de Souza (Scholarship: CNPq) (Currently Estevao M. de Souza holds a position of Professor at Instituto Federal do Espirito Santo - Campus Sao Mateus);

Jullierme Emiliano Alves Dias (thesis) (co-advisor) (Scholarship: CNPq) (Currently Jullierme E. A. Dias is a Research Engineer with Neocontrol Solucoes em Automacao, NEOCONTROL);

Renan Nominato Oliveira Souza (thesis) (Scholarship: CNPq) (Currently Renan N. O. Souza is with LibenEnergia);

Goncalo Daniel Thums (thesis) (co-advisor) (Scholarship: CAPES); (Currently Gonçalo D. Thums works as Engineer at EMBRAER);

Fabiano de Souza Moreira (thesis) (Currently Fabiano de Souza Moreira is an Engineer at IDOM Consulting);

Victor Costa da Silva Campos (thesis) (co-advisor), (Scholarship: CNPq) (Currently Victor C. S. Campos holds a Professor position at the Federal University of Minas Gerais);

Leonardo Amaral Mozelli (thesis) (Scholarship: CNPq) (Currently Leonardo A. Mozelli holds a position of Professor at  the Federal University of Minas Gerais and he is a Brazilian CNPq fellowship level 2);

Fernando de Oliveira Souza (thesis) (Scholarship: CAPES) (Currently Fernando O. Souza holds a Professor position at Federal University of Minas Gerais and he is a Brazilian CNPq fellowship level 2);

Claudio Dias Campos, (Scholarship: CAPES (Currently Claudio D. Campos holds a Professor position at PUC/Minas and also Federal University of Minas Gerais);

Leila do Perpetuo Socorro, (Scholarship: CAPES)  (Currently Leila P. Socorro is an Engineer at Tecnometal Engenharia e Construcoes Mecanicas Ltda);

Lauro de Miranda Duraes (Scholarship: CAPES) (Currently Lauro M. Duraes is with Ibmec Minas Gerais).

Undergraduate supervision (Since 2003 - Scholarship holders only):
Pedro Otávio Fonseca Pires (Scholarship: CNPq);
Pedro Soares Queiroz (Scholarship: CNPq);
Rafael Ferreira dos Santos (Scholarship: CNPq);
Jeferson Batista da Silva (Scholarship: CNPq);
Juliana Brito Campos (Scholarship: CNPq);
Gustavo Silva Castilho de Avellar (Scholarship: CNPq); (Winner of the Best Engineering Undergraduate's work at Federal University of Minas Gerais - 2008)
Rogerio Rodrigues Lima (Scholarship: CNPq);
Alan Cherem Zorkot (Scholarship: CNPq);
Leonardo Amaral Mozelli  (Scholarship: CNPq);
Adrian Nelson Vaisman Chasin (Scholarship: CNPq);
Andre Matias Nunes Teixeira (Scholarship: CNPq);
Saulo Benchimol Bastos (Scholarship: CNPq);
Michel Carlo Rodrigues Leles (Scholarship: CNPq);          
     


By Reinaldo Martinez Palhares         


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