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COVID-ABS MODEL was the most cited paper in 2020 from the PPGEE UFMG

Our hybrid SEIR (Susceptible Exposed Infected Recovered) agent-based model for the COVID-19 epidemic was the most cited paper in 2020 from the Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering at UFMG.

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UFMG is the best federal university in ranking of most productive and influential scientists in Latin America

UFMG appears in fifth position in Latin America, with 345 scientists among the 10,000 most productive and influential, and is among the eight best ranked universities in the BRICS countries (bloc that brings together Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa ), with 150 researchers among the 10,000 with the highest productivity and greatest impact, according to the AD Scientific Index 2021.

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MINDS Participation in the XV Brazilian Congress on Computational Intelligence

MINDS members had a significant participation in the 15th edition of the Brazilian Congress on Computational Intelligence (known as CBIC). CBIC was an online event organized by the Universidade do Estado De Santa Catarina (UDESC) - Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The papers accepted (including the best paper) were:

Congratulations, Minders!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MOST RECENT MASTERS IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING - BRENO DIAS

Congratulations to our most recent Msc in Electrical Engineering, Breno Costa Dolabela Dias. His project was related to Aggregation of Sentiment Analysis Index with Hesitant Fuzzy Sets for Financial Time Series Forecasting. The full presentation is available on YouTube (in Portuguese) at Defesa de Mestrado - Breno Costa Dolabela Dias

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Congratulations to our most recent PhD in Electrical Engineering - Tamires Rezende

Congratulations to our most recent PhD in Electrical Engineering, Tamires Martins Rezende. Her project was related to Development and Validation of Brazilian Sign Language Recognition. The full presentation can be seen on YouTube at Defesa de doutorado - Tamires Martins Rezende

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Explainable Machine Learning Model (xAI) for Detection of COVID-19 and Pulmonary Respiratory Diseases

COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. It has affected society in several aspects of life. Due to that, many scientists and labs around the world are developing research to combat the coronavirus. The focus, in general, is on prevention, detection or cure.

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FUZZ-IEEE 2020 – International Conference on Fuzzy Systems

Special Session on Fuzzy Time Series

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Happy New Year

Happy new year! We hope 2020 brings more clarity, reflection and wisdom to everyone, because the world is needing it. Health, peace and strength to all of us.

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Merry Christmas 2019 Merry Christmas everybody. Minders team wishes all the very best for you all.

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MINDS participation in 14th Brazilian Symposium on Intelligent Automation

MINDS members (we called Minders) had a great participation in the 14th Brazilian Symposium on Intelligent Automation (SBAI). SBAI 2019 was hosted in Ouro Preto, a designated world heritage city by UNESCO located in Minas Gerais state. SBAI is one of the most important scientific events in intelligent automation in Brazil.

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MINDS participation in II Latin American Workshop on Computational Neuroscience

The paper entitled A New Granular Approach for Multivariate Forecasting written by Petrônio C. Lima e Silva, Carlos A. Severiano Junior, Marcos A. Alves, Miri W. Cohen and Frederico G. Guimarães was presented in II Latin American Workshop on Computational Neuroscience (II LAWCN). This paper was also published as a chapter in Computational Neuroscience ebook by Springer under DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36636-0_4.

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MINDS participation in EUROGEN 2019

The paper entitled Incorporation of Region of Interest in a Decomposition-Based Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm written by Ivan R. Meneghini, Frederico G. Guimarães, Antonio Gaspar-Cunha and Miri W. Cohen was presented in the EUROGEN 2019.

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Achievement of Senior Membership of IEEE

It is a pleasure to announce that Frederico Gadelha Guimarães has been elevated to the grade of Senior Member of IEEE this year. Senior Member is the highest professional grade of IEEE for which a member may apply. It requires extensive experience, and reflects professional accomplishment and maturity. Only few members get this recognition.

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Visiting professor René Natowicz arrives at MINDS

Professor René Natowicz, from ESIEE Paris, arrives today at MINDS. Professor Natowicz joined the fifth edition of the Chaires Franco-Bresiliennes program and will stay at UFMG during August and September. Professor Frederico Guimarães will be his host professor.

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Best Thesis Award

MINDS contributor Victor Nazário received an award for best thesis in 2017. Victor's work, entitled "Multi-objective microgrid storage planning problem using plug-in electric vehicles", was developd during Victor's doctorate degree at PPGEE-UFMG and advised by Professor Frederico Gadelha.

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Fuzzy Time Series python library published

PyFTS, the fuzzy time series python library developed by fellow MINDS researcher Petrônio Cândido was published today on the package manager pip. The library offers many FTS capabilities and is under active development.

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Post-doc at Université Paris-Est Créteil Val-de-Marne

Professor Frederico Gadelha, one of MINDS founding member, was accepted for a post-doc scholarship at UPEC, in Paris. Soon he will be enjoying croissants and macarons under the Eifell tower (besides researching at a prestigious university, of course).

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