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Luis Antonio Aguirre

Short Biography

Luis Antonio Aguirre was born in 1965 and again in 1980 (John's Gospel chapter 3). He received a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in 1987. From early 1987 to August 1990, he was involved in the modeling and control of an industrial boiler and in various aspects of model approximation techniques. As a result of this work, in 1990, he received a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from UFMG. In September 1990 he joined the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering of the University of Sheffield as a research student. In August 1994 he received a PhD degree for research in identification, analysis and control of nonlinear dynamics. In October 1994 he joined the Departamento de Engenharia Eletrônica at UFMG as a visiting researcher where he got a permanent position in August 1995. He has authored or co-authored over eighty journal papers and is author of the book: Introdução À Identificação de Sistemas: Técnicas Lineares e Não-Lineares Aplicadas a Sistemas Reais (2a Edição).

He regularly serves as a consultant to the Government of Minas Gerais State and to the Federal Government in the analysis of research proposals. Also serves as a referee to various Engineering  and Scientific Journals (Automatica, Int. J. Control, IEEE Trans. Circ. Syst. I, IEEE Trans. Educ., Trans. ASME, Controle & Automação, Journal of Circuit Syst. and Computers, Int. J. Bifurcation and Chaos).

He is a member of Sociedade Brasileira de Automática and  Sociedade Brasileira de Engenharia Biomédica.

He is married to Janete, and together enjoy the company of their three wonderful daughters, Priscila, Nerissa and Pauline (1999). More photos.

Teaching and research projects supervision

Currently, he  is also a member of PPGEE/UFMG (post-graduate center) where he lectures courses to Masters and Doctoral students in Electrical Engineering and also supervises post-graduate research. Over twenty post-graduate students have successfully accomplished their research projects under his supervision.

Click here for details of taught courses (in Portuguese only).


He is the director of the research group MACSIN (click here for details, people, recent results, data, links and much more). His main research topics include:


Most published works concern industrial plant modeling and simulation, model approximation techniques, dynamical compensation, nonlinear system identification and analysis. Click here for a list of recent publications.

Postal and Electronic Addresses

Dr. Luis Antonio Aguirre
Departamento de Engenharia Eletrônica
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627
31270-901, Belo Horizonte, MG, BRAZIL
Phone: +55 (31) 499-4866
Fax: +55 (31) 499-4850 or 5480

e-mail: aguirre AT cpdee.ufmg.br