Bashi is a senior research engineer at Computrols, Inc., a building automation company based in America with offices worldwide. He received his Masters in Electrical Engineering (Controls and Estimation) from the University of New Orleans (UNO) in 1997. He's a member of the UNO Information and Systems Laboratory and the UNO Electrical Engineering Advisory Board. Currently, he is working on the expert systems technology for the next generation of Computrols' products.
What do a 6th-century "philosopher poet" and artificial intelligence have to do with better controls and fault detection? Take a quick primer in fuzzy logic and soon enough, the potential for building automation will come into crisp focus.
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