Dear CAST community:

We are thrilled to announce that the 2022 Spring Meeting of the Texas-Wisconsin-California Control Consortium (TWCCC) will be open to the public and held virtually.

The meeting will take place on Feb 21nd-22rd, 2022 at 10 am - 12 pm (Central Time). Please see the tentative agenda below.

If you are interested in attending, please register here (before Feb 15th):

Best regards,

Jim Rawlings, Victor Zavala and Michael Baldea

Tentative Agenda:

Monday, 2/21/2022

10:00-10:25 a.m. Central Time (CT)
Speaker: Koty McAlister, UCSB
Title: The robustness of nominal and stochastic MPC: A comparison

10:30-10:55 a.m.
Speaker: Pratyush Kumar, UCSB
Title: Hybrid process modeling using neural networks and controller design with Q-learning

Discussant: James B. Rawlings, UCSB

11:00-11:25 a.m. CT
Speaker: Fernando Lejarza, UT Austin
Title: Closed-loop, feedback-based deterministic optimization vs. Optimization under uncertainty

11:30-11:55 a.m.
Speaker: Omar Santander, UT Austin
Title: Deep Learning -based MPC

Discussant: Michael Baldea, UT Austin

Tuesday, 2/22/2022

10:00-10:25 a.m. Central Time (CT)
Speaker: Professor Styliani Avraamidou, Chemical Engineering, UW Madison
Title: (TBD)

10:30-10:55 a.m.
Speaker: Alex Smith, UW Madison
Title: Topology and geometry applied to data analysis

Discussant: Victor Zavala, UW Madison

11:00 a.m. CT

Flash talks:

Rawlings group:
Steven Kuntz: Recent results on the turnkey MPC design problem
Davide Mannini: Comparison of traditional and robust minmax MPC through process monitoring

Baldea group:
Xin Tang: Empirical Analysis of the Dynamics of Closed-Loop Scheduling
Kyeongjun Seo: Multiscale modeling and optimization of carbon capture systems

Zavala group:
Amy Qin: Computer Vision for Sensor Design
Leo Gonzalez: Bayesian Optimization for MPC Controller Tuning

12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT)
Wrap up: James B. Rawlings

MICHAEL BALDEA, Ph.D. (he/him/his)
Associate Professor, Frank A. Liddell, Jr. Centennial Fellow in Chemical Engineering
Executive Editor, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
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