Luis I. Minchala-Avila received his B.S.E.E. degree in 2006 from the Salesian Polytechnic University in Cuenca, Ecuador, and his Ms.C and Ph.D. degrees from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. During summer 2012 to summer 2013 he was a visiting scholar in Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. From 2015 Dr. Minchala is a full time researcher with the department of electrical, electronic and telecommunications engineering at Universidad de Cuenca. His research interests are model-based control algorithms, process optimization and automation, microgrids control, and systems modeling.