Prof. Ing. Orlando Trejo

Orlando Trejo

Electronics Engineer | Instructor Professor
Departament of Electronics and Circuits
Universidad Simón Bolívar, Sartenejas – Venezuela

e-mail: orlandotrejo@usb.ve | tel.: +58 (0) 212 906 4012

 

  Summary

 

Orlando Trejo is a professor of engineering at the Electronics and Circuits Department at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas – Venezuela. Member of the Industrial Power Electronics Systems Group (GSIEP-USB), his research areas are focused in modeling and integration of renewable energy systems, electrical machines drives and power electronics converters. Additionally, he has years of experience as field engineer in the railway and pharmaceutical industries. He also performs as co-instructor for the Spanish version of the popular MOOC at Coursera: Learning How to Learn.

 


educacion  Education

 

 

Master of Science in Electronics Engineering
(Power Electronics coursetrack)
Universidad Simón Bolívar – Caracas, Venezuela.
2017
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Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering
Universidad Simón Bolívar – Caracas, Venezuela.
2011
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International Exchange Student
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie Karlsruhe, Germany.
2009
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High School Diploma in Science
Colegio San Antonio de la Florida – Caracas, Venezuela.
2005

  Languages

 

Level CEFR Last Certification
English Complete Proficiency ~ C1
French Professional Working Proficiency B2 DELF B2
Italian Professional Working Proficiency B2 Attestato UniStraPG B2
German Limited Working Proficiency ~ A2 2 Year Coursework – USB
Spanish Native Language

 


Independent Coursework and Certifications

 

Coursera:
Graphic Design University of Colorado Boulder 09/2017
Business Writing University of Colorado Boulder 08/2017
Mindshift McMaster University 05/2017
Wind Energy Technical University of Denmark 12/2016
Advanced Converter Control Techniques University of Colorado Boulder 08/2016
Magnetics for Power Electronics Converters University of Colorado Boulder 08/2016
Coursera Mentor Community and Training Course Coursera Community Team 04/2016
Energy and the Earth University of Wisconsin Madison 07/2015
Programming for Everybody (Python) University of Michigan 04/2015
Introduction to Power Electronics University of Colorado Boulder 12/2014
Wind, Waves & Tides: Alternative Energy Systems University of Toronto 12/2014
Our Energy Future University of California San Diego 08/2014
Learning How to Learn University of California San Diego 08/2014
Fundamentals of Global Energy Business University of Colorado System 05/2014

 

edX:
Introduction to Linux Linux FoundationX 06/2016
English Grammar and Essay Writing University of BerkeleyX 02/2016
English Grammar and Style University of QueenslandX 10/2015

 

In-class courses:
Effective Teaching and Active Learning (EEAA) USB – Professorial Development 03/2017
Workshop “Teaching Portfolio” USB – Professorial Development 03/2017
Workshop “The First Day of Class” USB – Professorial Development 07/2016
Oral Communication for Managerial Success Universidad Metropolitana 02/2016
Italian Language and Culture, B2 Intensive Università per Stranieri di Perugia 08/2007

 


   Work Experience

 

Instructor Professor 
Universidad Simón Bolívar – Electronics and Circuits Department
Sartenejas, Venezuela | April 2015 – Present
  • Lecturer of courses for senior and sophomore level electronics and electrical engineering students. Responsible for lectures, exams, homework assignments and grading of the following courses:
    • EC3179 – Electronics for Acquisition Syst. and Industrial Control I.  (Electronics III)
    • EC2012 – Electronic Circuits II.
    • EC3881 – Projects Laboratory I.
    • EC3882 – Projects Laboratory II.
  • Research in the field of power electronics. Member of GSIEP.
  • Extension projects along FUNINDES – USB.

 

MOOC co-Instructor & Spanish Lead
Coursera’s “Aprendiendo a Aprender” [Learning How to Learn] MOOC
https://www.coursera.org/learn/aprendiendo-a-aprender | April 2016 – Present
  • Main point of contact and manager of course mentors and community TAs for the Spanish version of the MOOC “Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects ” at Coursera (UC San Diego).
  • Most-up-to-date information about effective learning, leveraging the Spanish-speaking learner community along Barbara Oakley, Terrence Sejnowski and the Coursera team in the most popular MOOC of all time.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Universidad Simón Bolívar – Electronics and Circuits Department
Sartenejas, Venezuela | February 2014 – March 2015
  • Graduate teaching assistant in courses of electronics and production engineering programs:
    • EC2112 – Industrial Electronics Systems II.
    • EC2178 – Electronic Circuit Analysis II.
    • EC3179 – Electronics for Acquisition Syst. and Industrial Control I (Electronics III).
    • EC3882 – Projects Laboratory II.

 

Technical Coordinator
C.A. Metro de Caracas – Research and Development Management
Caracas, Venezuela | February 2012 – February 2014
  • Technical expertise in the railways of subway systems.
  • Audit, planning and preventive maintenance of electrification systems and trains.
  • Statistical modeling of failure data for predictive maintenance planning.

 

Technical Adviser
Laboratorios CienVar | Analytics Division
Caracas, Venezuela | March 2011 – November 2011
 
  • Technical adviser of quality control departments of pharmaceutical and food industry: Grupo Farma, Laboratorios Vargas, Elmor, Pfizer, Leti, Ronava, Avon, Polar.
  • Diagnostics, reparation, calibration and maintenance of chemistry laboratory equipment: high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), spectrophotometry and dissolution.

 

Others:
  • Specialist @ CANTV, Centro Logístico La Yaguara, Caracas – Vzla. | Nov. 2010 – Mar. 2011.
  • Intern @ C.A. Metro de Caracas, Caracas – Venezuela | Apr. 2010 – Sep. 2010.
  • Undergrad. Teaching Assist. @ Applied Mathematics Dept., USB, Vzla. | Sept. 2007 – Dec. 2007.

 


  Projects

 

Conduction of undergrad thesis projects as academic adviser:
  • Pablo Velázquez: “Diseño y desarrollo de módulos electrónicos para la interconexión de equipos industriales con plataformas web a través de internet” (in progress).
  • Fares Akel: “Design and implementation of solar PV inverter system based on PWM with Selective Harmonic Elimination” (in progress).
  • Alejandro Fernández (2017): “Modeling the Temperature Dependence for Silicon Carbide BJTs”, Outstanding Mention.
  • Gabriel Piñango (2016): “Design and Implementation of Virtual Interface for Control and Measurement of Electrical Variables of Motor-gear Assembly at Fundación Instituto de Ingeniería”. USB – 2016, Outstanding Mention.

 

Website of Industrial Electronic Power Systems Group (GSIEP): Planning, creation, coding (front & back end) and maintenance of the GSIEP reseach group web page.
http://gsiep.labc.usb.ve/  | December 2015

 

Dark Skin Theme for Youtube UI: Programming of a CSS stylesheet for a dark user interface of Youtube through Stylish Plugin, titled “New Youtube Dark 2017”. 2600+ installs.
https://userstyles.org/styles/147395/new-youtube-dark-2017 | September 2017

 

Mobile Robotics Application: Design, construction and integration of a mobile robot, a system of infrared communication and local positioning system (LPS). Universidad Simón Bolívar.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXWcThY_B48  | July 2009

 

Design of a test bench for train automatic control modules at Metro de Caracas: Analysis, simulations, programming, and documentation of intervention procedures for the electronic modules of automatic control train system (Short Internship).
C.A. Metro de Caracas
| September 2008

 


 Technical Skills

 

Operating Systems:  GNU/Linux • Windows
Programming:  C/C++ • Python • Java • Assembly • BASH Scripting • Git • LaTeX
Web Development:  HTML • CSS • PHP • JavaScript • Google Analytics
Development Tools:  MATLAB / Simulink • NI LabVIEW • Altium Designer • VisualDSP++
Office Tools:  MS Office • Libre Office • Lyx • GIMP • Inkscape

 


   Reviewer Experience

 

13th IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference 2017: Reviewer for the topics of Biosensor Devices and Biosensor Interfacing Circuits.

 


premios   Honors and Awards

 

IEEE CASS Outreach Initiative: Grant for local outreach project of Region 9 CAS Society (2017).

ONCTI PEII Researcher Level A: Incentive Program for Research and Innovation, Venezuela (2016).

Pocket (Read It Later App) Top Reader: Top 5% in the yearly Pocket readers charts, 2015 and 2016.

Bachelor Graduation Ranking: 3 of 17 in Electronics Engineering, Universidad Simón Bolívar (2011).

Outstanding Academic Performance: CEIE – Universidad Simón Bolívar (2009).

Scholarship Holder: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to attend course at Università di Perugia (2007)

Honor Roll: Admissions at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, place 32 of 7670, cohort of 2005.

 


affiliations   Affiliations

 

 

IEEE Member – Region 9
Member Number: 92977440.
IEEE Collabratec: ieee-collabratec.ieee.org/app/p/otrejo

  • IEEE Power & Energy Society Member.
  • IEEE Power Electronics Society Member.
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Member.
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Member.


Professor Association of Universidad Simón Bolívar (APUSB)
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Non-profit NGO focused in academic and professorial trade union objectives.

 


  Publications

 

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings Articles:

O. Trejo, M. Giménez, V. Guzmán. Control de Ángulo de Paso de Palas de Turbinas Eólicas: El enfoque de Control Moderno. Actas de las Jornadas de Investigación Facultad de Ingeniería, UCV (JIFI 2016), CD, 6 páginas (2016) Caracas, Venezuela, Noviembre 2016. [Arbitrado]

O. Trejo, M. Giménez, V. Guzmán. Modelo Estadístico para la Estimación de Potencia Producida por Generadores Eólicos en la Ciudad de Punto Fijo. Actas de las Jornadas de Investigación Facultad de Ingeniería, UCV (JIFI 2016), CD, 6 páginas (2016) Caracas, Venezuela, Noviembre 2016. [Arbitrado]

O. Trejo, A. Goldar, M. Strefezza. Sistema de Inferencia Difusa con Aprendizaje Supervisado para el Control de Suspensión Mecánica. Actas de las Jornadas de Investigación Facultad de Ingeniería, UCV (JIFI 2016), CD, 6 páginas (2016) Caracas, Venezuela, Noviembre 2016. [Poster]

O. Trejo, A. Goldar, M. Strefezza. Sistema de Inferencia Difusa de Estructura Variable para el Control de Suspensión Mecánica. Actas de las Jornadas de Investigación Facultad de Ingeniería, UCV (JIFI 2016), CD, 6 páginas (2016) Caracas, Venezuela, Noviembre 2016. [Poster]

G. Piñango, M. Arellano, O. Trejo, T. Ramos. “Sistema de Instrumentación Virtual para Control y Medición de Variables Eléctricas de Conjunto Motor de Inducción – Reductor”. Proceedings of XIII Congreso Internacional de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería y Ciencias Aplicadas, CIMENICS, Caracas, Julio 2016, pp. 934-946.

 

Peer-reviewed articles with abstract publication:

O. Trejo, M. Giménez. Modeling and emulation of horizontal axis wind turbines for wind energy production assessment in Venezuela. LXIV Annual Conference Venezuelan Association for Science Advancement (AsoVAC). Universidad Simón Bolívar – Camurí Grande, Edo. Vargas, Venezuela. December 2015.

 

Disclosures, talks and other events:

O. Trejo. Impacto de técnicas de aprendizaje efectivo en el desempeño académico de estudiantes de la USB. I Jornada Institucional de Divulgación en Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación. Universidad Simón Bolívar – Sede del Litoral. Camurí Grande, Vargas, Venezuela. February 2017.

O. Trejo. Aprendiendo a Aprender: Poderosas técnicas mentales para dominar temas difíciles. Speaker and co-organizer of the Coursera Day at Wayra, Caracas, Venezuela, September 2016.

 

Attendance to events and meetings:

Coursera Partners Conference 2017. CU Boulder campus, USA, March 2017.