Invited Lecture on “Bayesian Particle Filters Applied to Heat Transfer and Biomedical Problems” by Dr. Marcelo J. Colaço on January 17, 2014 (FRIDAY)

MAIDROC Laboratory Presents an Invited Lecture on

Bayesian Particle Filters Applied to Heat Transfer and Biomedical Problems

Marcelo J. Colaço, D.Sc.

Associate Professor
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ,
Department of Mechanical Engineering – PEM/COPPE
Biofuels and Energy Efficiency Program,
Brazilian National Agency of Oil, Gas and Biofuels, Brazil

Date: January 17, 2014 (FRIDAY)

Time: 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Room:   EC1115

Map: (Other campuses/ – Engineering Center)

Brief Vitae of the Invited Speaker:

Dr. Marcelo Colaco received his Ph.D. from UFRJ in 2001. He then spent 15 months as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Arlington working on optimization algorithms, inverse problems in heat transfer, and electro-magneto-hydrodynamics including solidification. Afterwards, he spent one year performing research at UFRJ/COPPE on a prestigious CNPq grant as an Instructor and a researcher. From there, he joined Brazilian Military Institute of Engineering where he was teaching and performing research for four years in numerical algorithms for analysis of MHD flows, EHD flows, solidification problems, optimization algorithms utilizing response surfaces, and fuel research. For the past four years, he has been teaching and performing research at the best ME department in Brazil and building a large and unique fuels and lubricants research center at the UFRJ.

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