Zita Vale is full prof. at the Eng. School of the Porto Polytechnic.She received her diploma in Electr. Eng. in 1986 and her PhD in 1993,both from Porto Univ.
She works in the area of Power and Energy Systems,with special interest in the application of Artif.Intellig.techniques.
She has been involved in more than 50 funded projects related to the developm. and use of Knowledge-Based systems,Multi-Agent systems,Neural networks,Particle Swarm Intellig.,and Data Mining.The main application fields of these projects comprise:-Smart Grids,with intensive use of Renewable Energy Sources,Distributed Energy Resources (DER),namely Distributed Generation,storage,electrical vehicles,and demand flexibility.Real-time manag.and simulation,buildings,Internet of Things and Machine to Machine approaches are relevant aspects of her work;-Electric. markets,addressing decision-support for market participants,prices and tariffs,energy transactions,service provision,and market simulation in wholesale and local markets.Business models,aggregation models,the integration of DER,demand response,EVs,and Transactive Energy approaches are important aspects of her work.
She published over 800 works,including more than 100 papers in intern.scient. journals,and more than 500 papers in intern.scientific conferences.