Carlos Vidal received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), MBA with a concentration in Project Management from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) in 2007, his M. A Sc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) in 2015, Brazil. In 2020 he obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada. He is currently working as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the McMaster Automotive Research Centre (MARC). Before joining McMaster, he has been gathering industry experience from several engineering and management positions. His main research areas include artificial intelligence, modelling, electric vehicles battery management systems, and Smart mobility.