Petr Ekel has experience in research, teaching, public service, and consulting. More than 50 projects related to system modeling, optimization, and control, including power system planning and operation, have been developed under his leadership or with his participation. He has published over 290 works (books, book chapters, journal and conference articles, state standards, and patents). He obtained his Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. degrees from the Kiev Polytechnical Institute, Kiev, Ukraine, and D.Sc. (habil.) degree from the Higher Certifying Commission of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. He has ranks of Senior Researcher, Full Professor, and Academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is at present a Full Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, supervisor of Ph.D. studies at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, and President and Principal Consultant at the Advanced System Optimization Technologies, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. He participated in organizing over 90 conferences (as chair, member of advisory committee, program committee, etc.). He has been and still a member of the editorial boards of 15 journals (e.g., “Information Sciences,” “International Journal of Systems,” “Control and Communications,” and “Operations Research”).He is also an associate editor. Ekel’s research activities address the following groups of problems: general problems of modeling and optimization under different levels of uncertainty of information; discrete, stochastic, and fuzzy programming; multicriteria decision making, including decision making (individual and group) in a fuzzy environment; aggregation of information arriving from various sources; fuzzy identification and control; artificial intelligence, soft computing technology, and heuristic procedures; risk management.
Biography Updated on 1 September 2013