René-Vinicio Sanchez (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the director of GIDTEC. He has received the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2004, from the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (UPS), Ecuador. He got his master in management audit quality in 2008 at the UTPL, Ecuador, and the master degree in industrial technologies research in 2012 at the UNED, Spain. Currently, he is Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the UPS. His Research interests are in machinery health maintenance, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, artificial intelligence and engineering education.
Diego Cabrera (email@example.com) received his M. Sc. degree at the Sevilla University in 2014 and actually is a Ph.D Candidate in Computer Science at the Sevilla University. Currently, he is Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the “Universidad Politécnica Salesiana” (UPS), Ecuador. He is a member of the research group of innovation and development at UPS, and a member of the research group of complex systems modelling at the “Universidad Central del Ecuador”. His research areas are condition-based maintenance, complex systems modelling, and intelligence systems.
Fannia Pacheco (firstname.lastname@example.org) received her M. Sc. Degree in Computer Science from the Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, 2015. She joined the GIDTEC research team at the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (UPS), Ecuador. Her research interests cover novelty detection, data analysis and intelligent systems.
Mariela Cerrada (email@example.com) received her Ph.D. degree in Automatic Systems in 2003 from the INSA Toulouse, France. She is currently a full dedicated time titular professor in the Department of Control Systems and associate member of the Studies Center on Microcomputers and Distributed Systems (CEMISID) at the Engineering Faculty in the Universidad de Los Andes of Venezuela, and a Prometeo Researcher in the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana of Ecuador. Her main research area is on fault diagnosis, supervision and intelligent control systems.
Chuan Li (firstname.lastname@example.org) received his Ph.D. degree from the Chongqing University, China, in 2007. He has been successively a Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Ottawa, Canada, a Research Professor with the Korea University, South Korea, and a Senior Research Associate with the City University of Hong Kong, China. He is currently a Professor with the Chongqing Technology and Business University, China, and a Prometeo Researcher with the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Ecuador. His research interests include machinery healthy maintenance, and intelligent systems.
Grover Zurita (email@example.com) received his Ph. D. degree from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, in 2001. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2002. Currently, he is a Professor at the Private University of Bolivia, and a Prometeo Researcher at the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana of Ecuador. His research interests are machine diagnosis, optimization and control of internal combustion engines.
Rafael E. Vásquez (firstname.lastname@example.org) received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, USA, in 2011. He is currently Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, in the area of dynamics, systems and control. His research interests are theory of mechanisms; robotics; design, analysis, and control of dynamic systems; tensegrity systems; new technologies for energy harvesting; machine monitoring; and engineering education.
José Valente de Oliveira received the Ph.D. (1996), M.Sc. (1992), and the “Licenciado” (five-years) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, all from the IST, Technical University of Lisbon. Currently he is a Faculty at the University of Algarve and a member of CEOT with research interests in interdisciplinary areas of computational intelligence and machine learning. He is an Associated Editor of the Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, IOS Press, and co-editor of the books Advances in Fuzzy Clustering and Its Applications, Wiley 2007; and Human-Computer Interaction: The Agency Perspective, Springer, 2012. He was a visiting Faculty at University of Alberta (2005), Universidade Nacional de Timor Loro Sae (2005), Carnegie Mellon University (2012), Universidade Federal do Ceará (2013), and an Ecuador Prometeo Researcher at UPS (2015).
Mariano Artés obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain, and his Ph.D. degree from the same University. Professor Artés currently serves as Full Professor at the Department of Mechanics at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, Spain. He also served as Visiting Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo during one academic year. His research has been mainly carried out in the broad field of machine design and machine behavior under vibration including machine failure diagnosis and prognosis using vibrational methods. He has also participated in more than twenty research projects both as a principal investigator and as a member of the research team. As a result of his research, Dr. Artés is the author of more than eighty technical publications in specialized journals and conferences.
Pablo Moisés Lucero Otorongo, received his degree in Electronic Engineering at the Salesian Politechnical University.
Jean Carlo Macancela Poveda, received his degree in Electronic Engineering at the Salesian Politechnical University.
Christian Germán Ortiz Farfán, received his degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Salesian Politechnical University.
Iván Andrés Pérez Rivera, received his degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Salesian Politechnical University.
Edison Eugenio Pacheco Córdova, graduated of Mechanical Engineering at the Salesian Politechnical University.
Andrés Segundo Vacacela Costa, Mechanical Engineering student.
David Esteban Chingal Imaicela, graduated of Mechanical Engineering.
Mauricio Villacís, received his degree in Electronic Engineering at the Salesian Politechnical University.
Cristian Paúl Torres Díaz, graduated of Mechanical Engineering at the Salesian Politechnical University.
Franco Cajas, graduated of Mechanical Engineering at the Salesian Politechnical University.
Felipe Montalván, Mechanical Engineering student.
Juan Carlos Calderón, Mechanical Engineering student.