Fall TWCCC Agenda Virtual

Please register at the following link - All talks will be given with Zoom


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First and last name, Email address, Affiliation, and Title, and you will be registered


Monday, 9/14/2020 

8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT)
Speaker: James B. Rawlings, University of California, Santa Barbara
Title: On cascade control using MPC and PI, and storing MPC control laws in neural networks
Discussant: James J. Down, Eastman Chemical

9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT)
Speaker: Victor Zavala, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:  Thinking About Data: Representations, Transformations, and Applications.
Discussant: Jeff Ahrens, Corning Incorporated

Tuesday, 9/15/2020

8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT)
Speaker: Michael Baldea, The University of Texas as Austin
Title: Monetizing Plant-Wide Data Sets.
Discussant: Jesus Flores-Cerrillo, Linde

9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT)

Flash talks:

Rawlings group:
Pratyush Kumar:  Data completion of initial gray box models for process control and optimization 
Steven Kuntz:  Economic optimization of large-scale, complex processes, aka a chemical plant.

Zavala group:
Sungho Shin: Exponential Decay of Sensitivity in Graph-Structured Optimization Problems
Phil Tominac: Economic Properties of Supply Chains

Baldea group:
Fernando Lejarza, Regularization strategies for closed-loop supply chain management
Morgan Kelley, Fast feedback vs. Stochastic optimization: initial results

10:00 a.m.  Pacific Time (PT)
Wrap up: James B. Rawlings