CAST-AIChE Young Professionals News
Leadership: Alexander Dowling (Assistant Professor, Notre Dame) has been selected as the new academic Liaison for the CAST-AIChE Young Professionals community. He joins Onur Onel (ExxonMobil, Industrial Liaison) and together they have lots of exciting
ideas and plans for the YP community. Current plans for Summer 2021 include a career-focused virtual event (email with details will follow) and hopefully an in-person social event at the Annual AIChE meeting in Fall 2021.
2020 Annual AIChE Meeting Social: The YP social was also held online on November
17th, 2020 and attended by more than 40 CAST YPs. The CAST-YP committee (Alexander Dowling, Onur Onel and Fani Boukouvala) organized an event where students got to interact with early career and senior professors, as well as industrial professionals
to talk about the the job market and career advice. The group also played a fun abstract-writing game that led to awards for the “funniest” and “most likely to appear in 2021” CAST AIChE Abstracts:
Funniest: "On how to organize a virtual AIChE Annual Meeting using machine learning quantum techniques amid a COVID-19 crisis"
Most Likely to appear in 2021: "Process intensification using quantum computing and machine learning under uncertainty"
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