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Awarded by the University of South Florida, College of Engineering, the2014 Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in the Telecommunications Industry”, Paulo Marin is a recognized specialist in the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) physical infrastructure industry and has been in business for nearly 30 years. Marin has been working on telecommunications cabling systems design, specifications, training, standards leadership, project management, consulting and audit of mission-critical environments. Marin has among his clients and business partners tier one companies in both segments, private and the government. Paulo Marin brings a vast international experience and has been working on projects in The United States, Central and South America, Caribbean, and Iberia. Paulo Marin is author of several technical books published in Brazil about structured cabling systems, data centers infrastructure and building infrastructure for telecommunications cabling.

Marin holds an electrical/electronics engineer degree, a certificate in telecommunications, a master’s degree in electrical engineering on signal propagation, and a doctorate in electrical engineering on electromagnetic interference applied to telecommunications cabling systems.

Dr. Marin has been an IEEE (Institute of Electric and Electronics Engineers) member for eighteen years and a subscriber to the EMC Society (Electromagnetic Compatibility) for 14 years. He has spoken in a number of conferences on EMI/EMC issues applied to telecommunications systems in the U.S. and internationally as well, including IEEE conferences and seminars in the U.S. and South America. As a BICSI member for twenty years, Marin has served BICSI in several positions as a volunteer. He has written several technical articles for technical magazines worldwide and keeps a Q&A column in a respected Brazilian technical magazine (RTI) since 2001. He is the chairman of the ANSI/BICSI 005 committee (ESS, Electronic Safety and Security standard) since 2009, a voting member of the ANSI/BICSI 002 committee (data centers standard) in the U.S., and served as chairman of an ABNT committee (ABNT CE 03:046.05) for 15 years, responsible for standardization in structured cabling systems (commercial, residential, industrial, and data centers) in Brazil.

Dr. Marin has dedicated a significant part of his time on the development of technical literature for professionals and students in electrical engineering, ICT infrastructure, and mission-critical environments.


Paulo Marin is awarded the "2014 Harry J. Pfister Award"

2015 Winter Conference

During the annual banquet at the 2015 BICSI Winter Conference in Orlando, FL the most important award of the year was reserved to Paulo Marin, who surprisingly received it with great honor from the hand of the one who gives his name to the award –  Harry Pfister, former president of BICSI in the 70’s and the one who idealized the BICSI Winter Conference.

The most expected award of the night is given to the one who, throughout his/her career, played an important role in the telecommunications and ICT industry worldwide. The 2014 award was given to Paulo Marin in recognition of his continued dedication, commitment and service to the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) industry for more than two decades.

“Although my contributions to this industry are not motivated by public recognition, earning such an award is just a confirmation that I’ve been walking on the right way, it’s a great stimulus to continue moving forward “, said Paulo Marin when receiving the 2014 Harry J. Pfister Award for Excellence in the Telecommunications Industry, Given by the University of South Florida – College of Engineering.

Paulo Marin presents at the General Session - 2015 BICSI Winter Conference

2015 Winter Conference

On February 24, 2015 Dr. Paulo Marin delivered a presentation about cable balancing effectiveness in presence of electromagnetic interference in data centers at the “2015 BICSI Winter Conference”, held in Orlando, FL – USA.

During the presentation Marin discussed potential sources of EMI in data centers that can negatively affect data transmission and techniques to improve cabling systems’ immunity in these environments when using copper cables as transmission media. Although most of the large data centers rely on optical cabling systems as their preferred transmission media, smaller data centers still use copper cables. Strategies to mitigate EMI and the use of unshielded cables versus screened cables were discussed.

The audience, comprised of more than 2,000 attendees, benefitted from a vendor-neutral high level technical presentation in the afternoon of that Tuesday February 24, 2015 in Orlando, FL – USA. Some of the attendees were able to ask questions to Paulo Marin at the end of his presentation during a brief Q&A session.

In order to access a copy of this presentation, please click here.

Paulo Marin talks about Green Buildings - Orlando, 2009

In a three-hour session, during the “2009 BICSI Winter Conference”, held in Orlando, FL-USA, Paulo Marin discussed and suggested strategies for design and implementation of telecommunications cabling systems for energy efficiency. He started with a brief history of green buildings, its concepts, the basics of green buildings, the USGBC LEED ratings, and so on.

Although the USGBC utilizes the CSI Master Format and does not includes Division 27 (Communications), which encompasses telecommunications cabling, there are some approaches that the cabling designer may adopt in order to provide its design with an “energy efficiency” fashion.

More on CI&M magazine Spotlight, please read it by clicking here. See Green means ‘Go’.

To see this presentation, please click here.


My Credentials

  • Doctorate in electrical engineering – Electromagnetic interference
  • Master’s in electrical engineering – Signal propagation
  • Electrical and electronics engineer
  • Studies on sustainable energy development (University of Calgary, AB, Canada)
  • Chairman of the ANSI/BICSI 005 standard subcommittee, responsible for the development of the American national standard of Electronic Safety and Security
  • Voting member of the ANSI/BICSI 002 standard (Data Center and Implementation Best Practices)
  • Member of the BICSI TI&M (Telecommunications Information & Methods) Committee, responsible for the development and revision of BICSI’s technical literature
  • Member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and member of the EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Society
  • Frequent speaker at technical conferences on telecommunications infrastructure, signal transmission and interference, and data centers infrastructure
  • Professor of mission-critical infrastructure (post-graduation)
  • Mediator and organizer of technical conferences and seminars
  • Author of a number of technical articles worldwide
  • Columnist of a technical magazine (RTI) in Brazil since 2001
  • Served as chairman of a standardization subcommittee in Brazil with ABNT (Brazilian Association for Technical Standardization) for 15 years, responsible for the development of several standards related to structured cabling and data centers infrastructure
  • Author of several technical books in Brazil about structured cabling, data centers infrastructure and building infrastructure for data transmission
  • National reference in the structured cabling and ICT industry in Brazil
  • Strong contributor for the development of structured cabling and ICT standards in Brazil, South America, and in The United States
  • Internationally renowned professional in the ICT industry


Alien Crosstalk Response of Augmented Category 6 Balanced Cables due to the Proximity Effect
The objective of this paper is to discuss the response of Cat.6A balanced cables used as transmission media for high-speed data communications in structured cabling systems. An analysis of alien crosstalk based upon the proximity effect is made as well as a comparison between the responses of UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) and F/UTP (Foil/Unshielded Twisted Pair) cables in presence of alien crosstalk is presented. Alien crosstalk mitigation techniques in telecommunications cabling systems are discussed as well. This paper was accepted by the IEEE for the 2010 IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Symposium and used as reference for a presentation that I delivered at the 2010 BICSI Fall Conference held in Las Vegas, NV – USA.

Interference between voice and data channels sharing the same unshielded twisted pair cable’s sheath in structured cabling systems
This paper was presented at the 2003 IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility in Boston, MA – USA, and discusses the results of a thorough study about interference between analog and digital signals in structured cabling systems when propagating through unshielded balanced pairs sharing the same cable’s sheath.


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