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ISE Welcomes Rui Huang

Complex Systems: System Design, Economic Operation and Beyond

A seminar by Rui Huang

Senior Research Scientist, United Technologies Research Center

Friday, February 12, 2016, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

210E Baker Systems, 1971 Neil Avenue

The current market conditions require smart manufacturing based on accurate modeling, simulation and optimization. The advances of algorithm and software enable us to solve these problems, which improve the economic performances of interdisciplinary applications. This talk presents my recent research activities in this area.

I will discuss utilizing the system engineering approaches in the system design with applications of vapor compression. It shows the optimization-based workflows having the benefit of providing the diagnostic information for users.
I will demonstrate the economic benefit of instantaneous system operation in the current fast-changing market.  The cost reduction of 10% is achieved by applying dynamic real-time optimization on an industrial size air separation unit. In addition, the online computational delay is reduced by an innovative algorithm
I will present the applications of embedded optimization. It improves the applicability of optimization-based advanced control and operation algorithms.

Dr. Huang is a senior research scientist in the United Technologies Research Center. He works within the system dynamics and optimization domain providing technical expertise and direction in the areas of optimization, advanced control and operation research, utilizing his skills in large-scale optimization, and associated software tools and platforms. Meanwhile he is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Engineering and Science in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford, teaching control and optimization courses. He has published over 10 journal papers and many conference papers. He is on the technical advisory committee for Chemical Process Control and Foundation of Computer-Aided Process Operations Conferences in 2017. He also organized Workshop on Smart Grid for Chemical Process Industry, served as a guest editor for the Control Engineering Practice and the American Control Conference. Dr. Huang received his PhD in Chemical Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University, working with Prof. Lorenz Biegler. He obtained both MS and BS degrees from Zhejiang University, China. In addition, he worked as a research intern in Robert Bosch Research Center.