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Electrical and Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering

Dr. M. Sami Fadali

Professor and Acting Chair

M. Sami Fadali

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering University of Wyoming, 1980
  • M.S., Control Systems Center, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 1977
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Cairo University, 1974


University of Nevada-Reno

  • Professor 1995-Present
  • Associate Professor 1989 to 1995
  • Assistant Professor 1985-89
  • Tenured 1991

Duties include teaching, funded research, graduate and undergraduate advising, Assessment Coordinator. Chair Department Curriculum Committee, Past: Graduate Student Coordinator and Chair of Graduate Admission Committee 1989-98, Member University Conflict of Interest Committee, Past Chair College Personnel Committee.

Colorado State University

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, 1984-1985

Investigated problems in robotics, satellite maneuvering,biochemical process control and physiological system identification.

King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah

  • Assistant Professor, 1981-1983

Duties included teaching, undergraduate advising and research. Participated in starting a new bioengineering program.

University of Wyoming

  • Teaching Assistant, 1979-80

Taught several introductory electrical engineering labs.

Cairo Research Center

  • Engineer, 1975

Participated in research on computer control of electrical machines.

Giza Systems, Consultants

  • Engineer, 1974-75

Participated in the specification formulation for the communication system of the Egyptian Power Network.

Research interests

  • Fuzzy logic control
  • Fault detection
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Random signals
  • Mathematical modeling of biological systems
  • Engineering education

International Activities

Two international projects funded by NSF in collaboration with the Egyptian National Research Center

Languages Spoken

Arabic, English, Spanish, French

Courses taught


  • Freshman: FORTRAN Programming, Introduction to Engineering
  • Sophomore: Circuits, Computer Matrix Algebra
  • Junior: Introduction to Linear Systems, Circuits & Systems, Classical Control
  • Senior: Modern Control, Digital Control


  • Linear Systems
  • Optimal Control
  • Nonlinear Control
  • Robust Control
  • Robotics Seminar
  • Neural Networks Seminar
  • Neural Networks
  • Random Signals Seminar
  • Random Signals & Estimation
  • Estimation Theory
  • Fault Detection
  • Signal Detection

Selected and recent publications

  • S. Jafarzadeh, M. S. Fadali, C. Y. Evrenosoglu, "Solar power prediction using interval type-2 TSK modeling," IEEE Trans. Sustainable Energy, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 333-339, April 2013.
  • S. Jafarzadeh, M. S. Fadali, "On the Stability and Control of Continuous-Time TSK Fuzzy Systems," IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man & Cybernetics-B, (accepted, to appear).
  • S. Arabli, M. Ghofrani, M. Etezadi-Amoli, M. S. Fadali, "A Framework for Optimal Placement of Energy Storage Units within a Power System with High Wind Penetration," IEEE Trans. Sustainable Energy, (accepted, to appear).
  • S. Arabli, M. Ghofrani, M. Etezadi-Amoli, M. S. Fadali, and Y Baghzouz, "Genetic -Algorithm-Based Optimization Approach for Energy Management," IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 162-170, Jan 2013.
  • S. Jafarzadeh, C. Lascu, M. S. Fadali, "Square Root Unscented Kalman Filters for State Estimation of Induction Motor Drives," IEEE Trans. on Industry Application, pp. 92-99, Jan/Feb 2013.

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