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Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development

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Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development

Research Unit

GECAD is a Research Unit having as mission the development of scientific research and innovation for the incorporation of Intelligence in Engineering and Computing Complex Systems. Intelligent Energy Systems is the International and National reference of Excellence of GECAD, namely in areas like Smart Grids, Electricity Markets, Distributed Resources, Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Intelligent Buildings.

Research is performed in other areas like Affective Computing, Ambient Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-Physical Systems, Group Decision Support, and Internet-of-Things. Energy is the main field of application of GECAD R&D, however other fields like Industry, Cities, Security, and Tourism are also considered. GECAD is very effective in participating in R&D projects and in publishing in Top-level scientific journals.

GECAD is  LASI, Plataforma Ferroviária Portuguesa, PRODUTECH and PRODUTECH DIH.

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responsibility for the Society development

Our main areas

The dual focal points span across a multitude of sub-areas, centering on the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to Power Systems.

Intelligent Systems

Hardware and software for the development of Intelligent Engineering Systems with application in real world problems, particullary in the area of engineering.

Power and Energy Systems

Innovative artificial Intelligence approaches to solve power and energy system problems, raising renewables, energy communities, electric mobility and flexible consumption.

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Established in direct collaboration with the School of Engineering (ISEP) at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), the team operates on the foundations of knowledge, interdisciplinary collaboration, and research.


Team full of expertise, with years of knowledge, shared with new researchers.


Combines different disciplines  providing wider bounderies of research.


Expanding the limits in research with focus, persistence and resilience.

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Collaborating with several international partners

Our projects

GECAD effectively participates in several R&D projects and publishes in top-level scientific journals.

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