Nucleus of Advanced Studies for Decision Support – NEAAD

The region where the Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI) is located has experienced, in recent years, a great technological development. Several companies, of all sizes and sectors, have set up here looking for the talent pool available. However, due to the competitiveness of the Brazilian and world markets, these companies need a continuous improvement of their production processes.

In this regard, UNIFEI has played a key and even growing role, as new demands have emerged over time. In order to meet these objectives, the Institute of Production and Management Engineering (IEPG) has been adopting several strategies, mainly in the strengthening of teaching and research groups.

The result of this work is the recent creation of a multidisciplinary group with the potential to meet both the undergraduate and graduate levels, either through the best professional preparation of the students or in meeting the needs of the productive community. This group is called the Nucleus of Advanced Studies for Decision Support (NEAAD).

Among the topics of interest studied by this group are cited: design of experiments, optimization and simulation. This group includes several PhD, Master’s and Scientific Initiation students, as well as 10 IEPG professors. This group is under the coordination of Professor José Arnaldo Barra Montevechi.

The Center for Advanced Studies for Decision Support has three main research lines: Modeling, Optimization and Control.

  • Modeling: This line proposes to study and apply in products, processes and services, mathematical techniques and statistics specially created for modeling methods.
  • Control: This line proposes to study and apply in products, processes and services, mathematical techniques and statistics specially created for the monitoring of processes, including monitoring, acquisition, analysis and signal processing.
  • Optimization: This line proposes to study and apply in products, processes and services, mathematical techniques and statistics specially created for optimization methods.

 

Contact
Prof. José Arnaldo Barra Montevechi, PhD
+55 35 3629 1683
neaad.com.br