Foundations of Process Analytics and Machine learning
The StateView Hotel—Marriott Autograph Collection in Raleigh, NC
August 6 - 9, 2019

Art Museum Raleigh Wall Capitol Building Outdoor Concert Downtown Raleigh North Carolina Outdoors PNC Arena

Technical Program

A detailed downloadable program is now available. This program contains all of the beginning and ending times of the sessions and events.

Monday August 5, 2019

Day 1 of Optional Workshop on “Process Data Analytics and Machine Learning”, taught by S. Joe Qin, Leo H. Chiang, and Richard D. Braatz

Tuesday August 6, 2019

Day 2 of Optional Workshop on “Process Data Analytics and Machine Learning”, taught by S. Joe Qin, Leo H. Chiang, and Richard D. Braatz

Evening Opening Plenary Lecture
Session Chair: Phillip Westmoreland (NCSU)

Wednesday August 7, 2019

Morning Session - Materials Design
Session Chair: Johannes Hachmann (SUNY-Buffalo)

  • Alán Aspuru-Guzik (University of Toronto)Materials for Tomorrow, Today
  • Paulette Clancy (Johns Hopkins University)Use of Bayesian Optimization Approaches to Locate Polymorphs in Organic Electronic Materials
  • Panel Discussion: Session Speakers + David Ford (University of Arkansas)

Afternoon Poster Session 1
Session Chair: Alexander Dowling (University of Notre Dame)

Evening Session - Process Design
Session Chair: Selen Cremaschi (Auburn University)

  • Connor W. Coley (MIT)Leveraging Historical Reaction Data to Inform Synthesis and Synthesis Design
  • Concepción Jiménez-González (GlaxoSmithKline)Data Analytics in Sustainable Pharma Process Design and Operations
  • Panel Discussion: Session Speakers + Mario Eden (Auburn University)

Thursday August 8, 2019

Morning Session - Process Monitoring
Session Chair: Thomas Badgwell (ExxonMobil)

  • Leo H. Chiang (Dow Chemical)Current Practice and Future Directions in Industrial Process Monitoring
  • S. Joe Qin (University of Southern California)Statistical Learning of Dynamic Latent Variables for Monitoring and Predictive Analytics
  • Panel Discussion: Session Speakers + Venkat Venkatasubramanian (Columbia University)

Afternoon Poster Session 2
Session Chair: Seongkyu Yoon (UMass Lowell)

Evening Session - Control Design
Session Chair: Victor Zavala (UW-Madison)

  • Jay H. Lee (KAIST)Reinforcement Learning – Overview and Potential for Process Systems Engineering Field
  • Melanie Zeilinger (ETH Zurich)Learning-based Control with Constraints
  • Panel Discussion: Session Speakers + Rolf Findeisen (Otto von Guericke University)

Friday August 9, 2019

Morning Session - Business, Scheduling, and Supply Chain
Session Chair: Gintaras V. Reklaitis (Purdue University)

  • Marina Kovach (IBM)Analytics in Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Warren B. Powell (Princeton University)A Unified Framework for Sequential Decision Analytics in Energy Systems
  • Panel Discussion: Session Speakers + David Frede (SAS)

Afternoon Session - Educating Students and Colleagues
Session Chair: Richard D. Braatz (MIT)

  • Michael Rappa (North Carolina State University)Behold the Data Scientist!
  • Panel Discussion: Session Speakers + John Matranga (OSIsoft)Kody Powell (University of Utah)

Evening – Conference Banquet
After dinner remarks by Phillip Westmoreland and Martha Grover

Conference Organization
Meeting Chairs
Richard D. Braatz
Thomas A. Badgwell
Phillip Westmoreland
North Carolina State University
Advisory Committee
Michael Baldea
University of Texas at Austin
Leo H. Chiang
The Dow Chemical Company
Selen Cremaschi
Auburn University
R. Bhushan Gopaluni
University of British Columbia
Martha A. Grover
Georgia Institute of Technology
Johannes Hachmann
University at Buffalo
Heather J. Kulik
Jay H. Lee
Jonathan Moore
The Dow Chemical Company
S. Joe Qin
University of Southern California
Nikolaos V. Sahinidis
Carnegie Mellon University
Fengqi You
Cornell University
Victor Zavala
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Conference Information
Robin Craven
Conference Manager