Rio de Janeiro, July 12, 2021 - PSR proudly announces and welcomes Pedro Bittencourt as the newest member of its team! Pedro joined PSR in July, where he will work on formatting new digital products and implementing PSR's innovation strategy. Including actions in quantum computing, data analytics and machine learning, as well as strategies to optimize and assess commercial and regulatory impacts of distributed energy resources, such as flexibility aggregators, demand response and microgrids.
Pedro is a control and automation engineer and has a master's degree in mechanical engineering and robotics, having worked on various fronts in the technology area. He started his career in 2005 working with software development and programming of embedded systems at PUC-Rio's laboratories, before getting involved in risk management, machine learning and data analysis projects for the financial market, public administration and energy.
As a data scientist, he worked at the Municipality of Rio as part of Grupo Pensa, where he contributed to initiatives to improve public policies in infrastructure and urban mobility using machine learning. He has also participated as a researcher in projects at the UFRJ, FGV-EMAP, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
In 2015 he founded the energytech startup GreenAnt, which develops solutions for the efficient use of energy resources through proprietary algorithms. The company has among its clients Ambev, AES, Telefônica, Raízen and Energisa and is recognized as a pioneer in the area in Brazil, with awards such as Engie and EDP innovation prizes 2016, Open Innovation Contest NTT Japan 2020 and Top 5 Energytech 2020.