Alejandro Rafael Garcia Ramirez
Alejandro Rafael Garcia Ramirez is Professor of Applied Computing at Universidade do Vale de Itajai, Brazil, and a member of the Mechanical and Computer Departments. He received his certificate of higher education in Electronic Engineering from Instituto Superior Politecnico José Antonio Echeverria, Havana, Cuba, in 1989. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil, in 2003. He has published more than 135 papers in local and international peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences in the fields of robotics, technologies for education, embedded systems, and assistive technologies. Since 2010, he has visited Cuba as a researcher conducting and supervising an international cooperation project between Universidade of Havana and Universidade do Vale de Itajai. He is a member of the ad-hoc advisory committee of Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level or Education Personnel (CAPES) and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and serves on the scientific committee of several journals and scientific conferences. He completed a CNPq fellowship in 2013. He has also received several awards, including the Distinguished Scholars Award from the Instituto Superior Politecnico José Antonio Echeverria, Havana, Cuba, in 1989 and the Entrepreneurship Incentive Program Award from Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa e Inovação do Estado de Santa Catarina (FAPESC), Brazil, in 2012.