Silvio Simani

University of Ferrara, Department of Engineering

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 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 about 275 refereed journal and conference papers, several book’s chapters, and 4 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, and fault tolerant control. These techniques have been applied to power plants, energy conversion systems, aircraft and spacecraft processes.

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Data-Driven Advanced Control of Nonlinear Systems: A Neural Network Approach part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2020:Activities
The proposed activity can be considered a specific skill of a more general and advanced course of nonlinear control for complex systems, as it proposes the use and the design of advanced tools for the control of ...

Hands On: Design of a Phase Lead Network for a DC Motor Model part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2019:Activities
The typical problem under consideration concerns the teaching of the design of phase lead (lag) control networks by using basic tools of the Control System Toolbox, as well as the derivation of transfer function ...

Essays (5)

Challenges in Teaching Computer Sciences Engineering Courses with Matlab & Simulink part of Teaching Computation with MATLAB:MATLAB Workshop 2023:Essays
Silvio Simani, Engineering, University of Ferrara In recent years, we have been working with students who seem to be lacking in abstraction ability. It implies that they seem unable of transforming a real-life ...