Mario Roberto Bastos

Mario Roberto Bastos has his B.Sc. (1985) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Itajubá, MG, Brazil, MBA in Information Technology (2002) and the M.Sc. (2006) degree in E.Eng. (Digital Systems) both from Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and is currently undertaking his Doctor’s Degree Program in Computer Engineering. Since 1985, he has been with CTEEP - Company of Electric Power Transmission. He has a large experience with in automation/control and engineering projects, working whit technical specification, development, implementation and maintenance of supervision and control systems, and R&D projects. He is a CIGREE member and participates in working groups of the Committees B5, D2 and C2.

One of Mario’s favorite hobbies is sharing leisure moments in cooking and tasting barbecue with family and friends.



Peter Harding

Peter Harding is a Product Applications Manager at ALSTOM GRID Substation Automation Solutions, Stafford, U.K. He graduated from Manchester University, U.K. with a BSc Hons in Physics and Electronics. Early on he was involved in development and application of substation instruments and measuring devices at GEC Measurements. Recently, he has been involved with technical support and application of Phasor Measurement units. Peter is responsible for worldwide engineering support and training for measurement and recording devices.

“I enjoy cycling throughout the country lanes of Staffordshire and the neighboring hills in Derbyshire. Rides of around 80 miles round trip go North from Stafford, where I work for Alstom Grid, into the heart of this National Park. It may not be as dramatic and exiting as my earlier exploits on the summit ice field of the Eiger or the Cuillin ridge on Skye, but on fine day in summer this is now my favorite area to visit.”



Ruben Lobo

Ruben Lobo received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh. Since 2007 he has held various engineering positions in the area systems development at Cisco Systems, Inc. working on designing next-generation Carrier Ethernet networks for Wireline and Mobile Service Providers. Dr. Lobo is now with the Internet of Things group at Cisco, where communication systems for Substation Automation and designing transport models for monitoring, control, and protection power applications over the wide area network is one of his focus areas. Ruben loves the outdoors and water is his passion! He likes spending time fishing and doing more dynamic water related activities.


Armando Guzman

Armando Guzman received his BSEE with honors from Guadalajara Autonomous University (UAG), Mexico. He received a diploma in fiber-optics engineering from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Advanced Studies (ITESM), Mexico, and his MSEE and MECE from University of Idaho, USA. He served as regional supervisor of the Protection Department in the Western Transmission Region of the Federal Electricity Commission (the electrical utility company of Mexico) in Guadalajara, Mexico for 13 years. He lectured at UAG and University of Idaho in power system protection and power system stability. Since 1993 he has been with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. in Pullman, Washington, where he is Fellow Research Engineer. He holds numerous patents in power system protection and metering. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Armando loves nature and the outdoors, and in his spare time he enjoys hiking in beautiful places.


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