Silvio Simani was born in Ferrara in 1971. He received his Laurea degree (cum laude) in Electronic Engineering from the Department of Engineering at the University of Ferrara, Italy, in 1996, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Information Science (Automatic Control) at the Department of Engineering of the University of Ferrara and Modena, Italy, in 2000.

Since February 2002 he was Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering of the University of Ferrara, and since December 2018 he has been Professor at the same Department. Since 1999 he is member of the IFAC Technical Committee 6.4 on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes (SAFEPROCESS); since 1998 he is member of the IEEE Society, and since 2016 he is Senior Member IEEE. Prof. Simani has published more than 260 refereed journal and conference papers, several book’s chapters, and four monographs.

His research interests include fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control of linear and nonlinear dynamic processes, system modelling, identification and data analysis, linear and nonlinear filtering techniques, fuzzy logic and neural networks for modelling and control, as well as the interaction issues among identification, fault diagnosis, fault tolerant and sustainable control. These techniques have been applied to power plants, renewable energy conversion systems, aircraft and spacecraft processes.


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