Igor Loboda received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in aircraft engine engineering from the Kharkov Aviation Institute (Ukraine) in 1979 and 1994, respectively. He was an investigator, lecture and assistant professor at the Kharkov Aviation Institute in 1992-2001. Since 2001 his has been an assistant professor and investigator at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. His research interests are in the areas of simulation and condition monitoring of gas turbines and common theory of pattern recognition. Particular issues of interest are gas turbine thermodynamic models (static and dynamic), model identification, analysis of real data (gas path variables), fault identification techniques, and neural networks application to the gas path analysis.