Jaime C. Cepeda C. was born in 1981 in Toacazo, Latacunga, Ecuador. He got his Electrical Engineer degree, with the highest honors (Summa Cum Laude), in 2005 from National Polytechnic School, Quito, Ecuador. He worked in Ecuador at Schlumberger Surenco, and Consejo Nacional de Electricidad (CONELEC) from 2005 to 2009. During 2009 and 2013, he pursued his Ph.D. degree at Institute of Electrical Energy, National University of San Juan, San Juan, Argentina, favored with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He finally got the Doctor of Electrical Engineering degree, with the highest honors (Sobresaliente), in December, 2013.
His research experience includes an internship at Institute of Electrical Power Systems, University Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany, as part of the DAAD scholarship between 2011 and 2012. Nowadays, he works in Ecuador at Operador Nacional de Electricidad CENACE as the Head of Research and Development Department.
Since 2010, he is an active IEEE and Power & Energy Society (PES) member. He is at present an IEEE volunteer, serving as the Ecuador PES Chapter Chair.
His special fields of interest comprise power system stability analysis, security assessment, vulnerability assessment, synchrophasor measurement technology, wide area monitoring systems, and application of computational intelligence techniques (such as data mining, neural networks, fuzzy arithmetic, heuristic optimization, among others) into analysis of power systems.