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Paulo Moura Oliveira received the Electrical Engineering degree in 1991, from the UTAD University, Portugal, MSc in Industrial Control Systems in 1994 and PhD in Control Engineering in 1998, both from Salford University, Manchester, UK. He is a Tenured Associated Professor at the Engineering Department of UTAD University and a researcher at the INESC TEC institute. Currently, he is the director of the PhD Course in Electrical and Computers Engineering in UTAD. His research interests are focused on the fields of control engineering, intelligent control, PID control, control engineering education, evolutionary and natural inspired metaheuristics for single and multiple objective optimization problem solving. He is author in more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

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2018

PID Posicast Control for Uncertain Oscillatory Systems: A Practical Experiment

Authors
Oliveira, J; Oliveira, PM; Pinho, TM; Cunha, JB;

Publication
IFAC-PapersOnLine

Abstract

2018

PID controller tuning for integrating processes

Authors
Vrancic, D; Huba, M; Oliveira, PM;

Publication
IFAC-PapersOnLine

Abstract
The proposed tuning method for integrating processes, which is based on Magnitude optimum criterion, has been extended to PID types of controllers. The method requires either the process transfer function (in frequency-domain) or the measurement of process steady-state change (in time-domain). The PID controller parameters are calculated analytically by solving fourth-order polynomial. By changing reference-weighting parameter b, the user can favour tracking (higher b) or control performance (lower b). The proposed method has been tested on several process models (lower-order with delay, higher order with delay, and a phase non-minimum process) and the closed-loop responses were relatively fast and non-oscillatory. The comparison with other tuning method based on process step-response data results in favourable tracking and control performance. © 2018

2018

Stability of multidimensional systems using bio-inspired meta-heuristics

Authors
Solteiro Pires, EJ; de Moura Oliveira, PB; Tenreiro Machado, JA;

Publication
International Journal of Control

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2018

A Sliding Mode-Based Predictive Strategy for Irrigation Canal Pools

Authors
Oliveira, J; Pinho, TM; Coelho, J; Boaventura-Cunha, J; Moura Oliveira, P;

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Abstract
This paper evaluates a robust Model Predictive Controller (MPC) based on Sliding Modes (SMPC) for the downstream level control in irrigation canal pools. Its features are compared with the conventional Generalized Predictive Controller (GPC), regarding set point tracking (water level) and output disturbances (offtake discharges). Simulation results suggest feasibility of applying SMPC for gate manipulation, with suitable command signals and robustness.

2018

Non-traditional processes in higher education in engineering: a conceptual mapping

Authors
Pereira, CA; Oliveira, P; Reis, MJ;

Publication
Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management

Abstract
Study of the adoption of non-traditional tools as support for Higher Education curricula in Electrical Engineering and Computers. We highlight the use of blended-learning, interactive and remote virtual laboratories, computer simulation, and methodologies, such as Active Learning and Problem Based Learning and their applications in the curricular units of the course. The study is a literature review with the systematization and presentation of the findings through a conceptual map. We concluded that the initiatives that have resorted to new technologies in engineering degrees, as well as reports of similar experiments on this topic, are reduced, not formalized in curricula, and ad hoc.

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2017

Simulação de enxames robóticos controlados com meta-heuristicas bio-inspiradas

Author
Guilhermino de Almeida Magalhães Pereira

Institution
UTAD

2017

Otimização e controlo de um braço robótico com técnicas bio-inspiradas

Author
Stefan Correia Vidal

Institution
UTAD

2017

SUCESSO DA GESTÃO DE PROJETOS DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SISTEMAS DE INFORMAÇÃO - O CASO DOS PROJETOS EM INSTITUIÇÕES PÚBLICAS

Author
Antero Manuel de Carvalho Gonçalves

Institution
UTAD

2017

Diagnóstico Automático no Cancro da Mama

Author
Vera Susana Ribeiro

Institution
UTAD

2016

Projeto de controladores pid com meta-heurísticas de inspiração natural e biológica

Author
Nuno Miguel Cardoso Rodrigues

Institution
UTAD