Prof. Rodrigo Castelan Carlson
Rodrigo Castelan Carlson was born in Florianópolis, Brazil, in 1980. He received the Bel.Eng. degree in Control and Automation Engineering and the Me.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, in 2004 and 2006, respectively; the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Santa Catarina State University, Brazil, in 2006; and the Ph.D. degree in Production Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Crete, Greece, in 2011.
From 2006 to 2007 he was a Research and Development Engineer with the Department of Automation and Systems Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina. From 2007 to 2011 he was a Research Assistant with the Dynamic Systems and Simulation Laboratory, Technical University of Crete. From 2011 to 2012 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Department of Automation and Systems Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina. From 2012 to 2015 he was an Assistant Professor with the Mobility Engineering Center, Federal University of Santa Catarina, and since 2015 he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Automation and Systems at the same university. Since 2013 he is accredited to the Post graduate program in Automation and Systems Engineering and during 2015 to the Post graduate program in Mechanical Engineering and Sciences, both at the Federal University of Santa Catarina. He is the author or co-author of several technical papers in scientific journals and magazines and in scientific conference proceedings in his areas of interest. His research interests include automatic control and optimization applications to traffic and transportation systems. In these areas, he has been serving as a reviewer for several journals and scientific events as well as a consultant for funding agencies, educational institutions and governmental bodies.
Dr. Carlson received a scholarship for postgraduate studies abroad from The Capes Foundation, Ministry of Education of Brazil (during 2007–2011) and the Gold Medal of the Young European Arena of Research 2010 in the pillar “Mobility and Intermodality”. Since 2015 he holds the status of researcher from The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). He is a member of the National Association of Research and Education in Transport (ANPET) and of the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (ITSS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).