Manuel Ponce de León awarded Electrical Engineer with an honors degree and M.Eng. (c, dec 2019) in Industrial Automation from Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede Bogotá (UNAL). Currently Ph.D. Student in Electrical Engineering with ALSETLab and Research Assistant at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
DAAD-Alumni from program "Jungingenieure Kolumbien" (exchange at Technische Universität München in Germany). Former intern at the Control and Data Services department by Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG.
- Applications of Machine Learning in Power Systems
- Signals, Systems and Control
Awards and Distinctions
- Manuel Ponce de León Award (2018)
Awarded by the Colombian Society of Engineers (Sociedad Colombiana de Ingenieros) to the undergraduate of the Faculty of Engineering of Universidad Nacional de Colombia with the highest ranking among the graduated class (GPA above 92%). First Electrical Engineer to receive this distinction
- Commencement Speach (2017)
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
- Best "Saber Pro" Score (2017)
Awarded by the Colombian Ministry of Education. Distinction for obtaining one of the best results on Electrical Engineering in the national undergraduate quality examinations.
- Scholarship - DAAD Winter School (2017)
Awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). Two-month scholarship for studies in German language, economy and intercultural communication at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg in Germany
- Scholarship - DAAD Young Engineers Colombia (2014-2015)
Awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst). One-year scholarship for exchange studies at the Technical University of Munich in Germany
- Undergraduate Semester Tuition Waiver and Honor Tuition (2011-2016)
Awarded by the Universidad Nacional de Colombia to undergraduate students with the highest GPA of each semester (received for 11 semesters)