I am currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Automation Engineering at the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, working in the areas of big data, soft sensors, data quality assesment, fault-tolerant systems, and holistic control for application to industrial problems. Also, I am teaching courses in automation engineering, system identification, and discrete event systems.

Previously, I worked at the University of Duisburg-Essen, as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, in the ceramics and glass-making industry, and at the University of Alberta. In these jobs, my research focused on the development and implementation of advanced control methods for complex and uncertain systems.

New Books

Book Cover for <i>Statistics for Chemical and Process Engineers</i>, second edition.
Book Cover for <i>Using MATLAB to Solve Statistical Problems</i>.
Book Cover for the German translation of <i>Statistics for Chemical and Process Engineers</i>.
Book Cover for the German translation of <i>Using MATLAB to Solve Statistical Problems</i>.

I have published a book called Statistics for Chemical and Process Engineers: A Modern Approach, now in its second edition. It covers the foundational knowledge of statistics, regression, design of experiments, and stochastic analysis required for chemical and process engineers using matrices and modern methods. Excel® templates and MATLAB® recipes (files) are provided to allow the user to easily implement the various methods. In 2021, a translation of the book in to German, entitled Methoden der Statistik und Prozessanalyse: Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung was published.

Additional information about supplemental material for the book in other languages can be found here.

As well, two companion books that explain how to do statistics using MATLAB have been published as part of Springers essentials series.