Dan Simon, Professor

Cleveland State University
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2121 Euclid Avenue, SH 332
Cleveland, Ohio 441152214
Phone: 216.687.5407
Fax: 216.687.5405

I spent 14 years in industry before coming to Cleveland State University in 1999. I received a PhD from Syracuse University, an MS from the University of Washington, and a BS from Arizona State University, all in Electrical Engineering. My work experience includes time in the aerospace, automotive, agricultural, biomedical, process control, and software industries. I have lived in Seattle, Syracuse, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Akron. My research interests include control theory, signal processing, embedded systems, and computer intelligence.
 Curriculum vita
 Publications
 Google Scholar profile
 EngagedScholarship@CSU is another download source for my papers, along with papers by other CSU faculty and students.
 Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms: BiologicallyInspired and PopulationBased Approaches to Computer Intelligence, John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
This book about evolutionary algorithms is written in the same style as my first book. It includes bottomup, stepbystep explanations of all of the popular (and many of the less popular) algorithms. In addition to simple explanations and pseudocode listings, the book includes many recent research results, so students who study the book will be in a good position to embark on their own research ventures. The book includes 103 worked examples and 262 endofchapter problems. A solution manual is available to course instructors. Matlab code for the computer examples can be downloaded from the book web site. The book is documented with over 700 references, ranging from historical references that are centuries old, to papers published in 2013.
 Optimal State Estimation: Kalman,
Hinfinity, and Nonlinear Approaches, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
I took everything I learned in the past 20 years about state estimation and wrote it in this book. I like stepbystep explanations, so that is how I wrote the book. I tried to make it clear, but also included recent research results, so
it has a nice balance of established technology and cuttingedge research. It includes 89 worked examples, 176 written exercises, and 52 computer exercises. A solutions manual is available to course instructors from the publisher. Matlab code for the 32 computer examples can be downloaded from the book web site. The book is documented with 381 references, ranging from historical references from the 1920s, to papers published in 2006.
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 Courses and Other Resources
 The Embedded Control Systems Research Lab (CSU Server)
 The Embedded Control Systems Research Lab (Lab Server)
Research and Matlab Code
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cleveland State University
Last Revised: May 15, 2015