|Name:||Vladimiro Henrique Barrosa Pinto de Miranda|
|Member of the Scientific Board||2014-07-08|
|Member of the Department Council Departamento de Engenharia Eletrotécnica e de Computadores||2014-11-20|
Vladimiro Miranda was born in Porto, Portugal. He graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1977 and received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from FEUP, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, in 1982.
He holds currently the following positions:
1. Full Professor (Professor Catedrático) at FEUP.
2. Director/Member of the Board of INESC TEC, an R&D private non-profit organization recognized as Associate Laboratory by the Ministry of Science and with the University of Porto as the main associate.
3. Director-President of INESC P&D Brasil, an R&D private non-profit organization with headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil.
4. Director at OCEANUS – Marine Research and Development, a consortium within the University of Porto for multidisciplinary R&D and Technology Transfer associated with the oceans, the economy of the sea and the deep sea exploration.
In 1981 he joined FEUP as a lecturer. In 1985, he also joined INESC, a top R&D institute in Portugal where he came to be coordinator of the area of Power Systems during the 90’s.
In 1996 and 1997 he stayed as Visiting Full Professor in the University of Macau, China. At the same time, he was appointed President of the Board of INESC Macau, a joint Portuguese-Chinese R&D institute. Upon returning to Portugal, he became President of the Scientific Council of INESC Porto in 1998 and Director/Member of the Board of INESC Porto, since 2000 to the present day. In 2005 he was Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil.
Prof. Miranda is presently International Academic Advisor of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, Visiting Professor (honorary) of the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, member of the Scientific Council of IRESEN (agency of the Government of Morocco for renewable energies) and member of the Scientific Council of the Chemical and Biological Defence laboratory of the Portuguese Armed Forces.
Prof. Miranda has been serving in the Administration Board of spin-off companies created within the INESC system. He has also served as research project evaluator for the governmental science organizations of Portugal, Norway, Croatia, South Africa, Chile and Argentina. For the Government of this latter country, he acted as external auditor in the process of evaluation of research institutions.
He has been responsible for many research projects at international level, in the European Union, United States and Brazil, and has authored or co-authored over 200 publications, especially in areas related with the application of Computational Intelligence to Power Systems.
Prof. Miranda is an IEEE Fellow.
He is the recipient in 2013 of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award.
He is a member of the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program.