João Paulo Coelho holds a degree in electrical engineering, a master's degree in engineering technology and a doctorate in computational intelligence. In addition to being an integrated researcher at CeDRI, he is also a collaborator at CITAB - Centro de Investigação e de Tecnologias Agro-ambientais e Biológicas and at INESC-TEC - Technology and Science. Moreover, he is also a member of APCA - Associação Portuguesa de Controlo Automático. Since 2002, he is with the department of electrotechnics at the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança. His main research interests involves the development of electronic instrumentation, embedded and programmable logic devices, control systems design and application of machine learning algorithms in industrial systems.