Carmelo J. A. Bastos-Filho was born in Recife, Brazil, in 1978. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering from Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in 2000. He received the M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), in 2003 and 2005, respectively. In 2006, he received the best Brazilian Thesis award in Electrical Engineering. His interests are related to optical networks, swarm intelligence, evolutionary computation, multi-objective optimization and biomedical applications. He is currently an associate professor at Polytechnic School of the University of Pernambuco. He is the head of the research division of the Polytechnic School of Pernambuco. He also coordinates the Masters course on Systems Engineering.