Biography of the author
F. Xavier Blasco Ferragud, born in Paris (1966). He has received the Industrial Engineering degree (1991) and PhD in Industrial Engineering (1999) at the Universitat Politènica de València (UPV) – Spain. In 1992 he has received the Diplome de Spécialisation en Génie Electrique at the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (SUPELEC), France. Since 1994, he has been teaching at the Department of Systems Engineering and Automation at the UPV. He is currently a full time professor. His research work was developed in the Institute of Automatic Control (ai2 – UPV). His research interests are divided between model-based predictive control, evolutionary optimization and multi-objective optimization applied to engineering and, in particular, the dynamic modeling and process control.
Xavier is an English and Spanish native speaker.