The research group PRINIA (Project Engineering and Automation) was created in 2001.

Coordinated by Dr. Francisco Vázquez, PRINIA is involved in different activities related with control engineering, industrial automation, project engineering, mechanical engineering, multimedia systems and computer architecture. Each of these activities are performed by one or more of the various subgroups that constitute PRINIA. Currently, the main areas of reasearch are:

Control engineering and industrial automation:

  • Tuning and design of PID controllers
  • Design and control of multivariable systems
  • Decoupling strategies for multivariable systems
  • Control and modeling of wind turbines
  • Advanced techniques of modeling and simulation of dynamic systems
  • Control of biological processes
  • Modeling and control of HVAC systems
  • Networked and event-based control strategies