Biography of

Pedro H. J. Nardelli

Pedro H. J. Nardelli earned his B.S. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the State University of Campinas, Brazil, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He achieved his doctoral degree in 2013 from both the University of Oulu, Finland, and the State University of Campinas, under a double degree arrangement. Within the 6G Flagship, he serves as the Strategic Vertical Area coordinator for Energy, and holds the title of Docent at the University of Oulu, focusing on “Communications strategies and information processing in energy systems.”

Additionally, he is an Associate Professor (tenure track) in IoT in Energy Systems at LUT University, Finland, and is an Academy of Finland Research Fellow working on the project titled Building the Energy Internet, which envisages a large-scale IoT-based cyber-physical system managing energy inventory of distribution grids as discretised packets through machine-type communications (EnergyNet). At LUT, he leads the Cyber-Physical Systems Group and has served as Project Coordinator for the CHIST-ERA European consortium Framework for the Identification of Rare Events via Machine Learning and IoT Networks (FIREMAN), and the project Swarming Technology for Reliable and Energy-aware Aerial Missions (STREAM), which was supported by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. Currently, he is the Principal Investigator of the Academy of Finland Project XAI-based software-defined energy networks via packetized management for fossil fuel-free next-generation of industrial cyber-physical systems (X-SDEN), and Co-Principal Investigator of Guidelines for Next Generation Buildings as Future Scalable Virtual Management of MicroGrids, funded by Nordic Energy Research. He also manages the Business Finland-funded project Reliable 6G for Energy Vertical Applications (6G REEVA) at LUT.

Nardelli’s research primarily revolves around wireless communications, especially as applied to industrial automation and energy systems. He has co-authored papers that were recognised with best paper awards at IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Latin America 2019 and IEEE Globecom 2022. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.