Clara Ionescu

Ghent UniversityBelgium

Dr. Clara M. Ionescu was born in 1979, Cimpulung, Romania. She received the M.Sc. degree in industrial informatics and automation from “Dunarea de Jos” University, Galati, Romania, in 2003. She obtained the Ph.D. degree at Ghent University, Gent, Belgium in 2009, on identification of human respiratory system by means of fractional order models. Currently, she holds a post-doctoral grant in the same university, funded by the Flanders Research Foundation (FWO), one of the most prestigious scientific organizations in Belgium. Her expertise involves modeling, identification and control in both technical and non-technical areas, all developed within the MATLAB framework. She is co-lecturer at Ghent University for the courses ‘Modelling and Control of Dynamical Systems’ and ‘Computer Control of Industrial Processes’, where students are instructed by means of MATLAB. She has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in journals, conferences and books, being actively involved in promoting the concept of fractality in biological systems and their applications to medicine.

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A well-known statement says that the PID controller is the "bread and butter" of the control engineer. This is indeed true, from a scientific standpoint. However, nowadays, in the era of computer science, when the paper and pencil have been replaced by the keyboard and the display of computers, one may equally say that MATLAB is the "bread" in the above statement. MATLAB has became a de facto tool for the modern system engineer. This book is written for both engineering students, as well as for practicing engineers. The wide range of applications in which MATLAB is the working framework, shows that it is a powerful, comprehensive and easy-to-use environment for performing technical computations. The book includes various excellent applications in which MATLAB is employed: from pure algebraic computations to data acquisition in real-life experiments, from control strategies to image processing algorithms, from graphical user interface design for educational purposes to Simulink embedded systems.

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