Optimization modeling, conceptual design, and integrated process operations


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Larry Biegler, Chrysanthos Gounaris, Ignacio Grossmann, Carl Laird, Nikolaos Sahinidis, Jeffrey Siirola, Ana Torres

The Center for Advanced Process Decision-making at Carnegie Mellon University would like to announce its 2024 Short Course. This course is taught online by Professors Biegler, Gounaris, Grossmann, Laird, Sahinidis, Siirola, and Torres. The course will take place from Monday, May 13, through Thursday, May 23, 2024. The course is organized into nine modules that can be taken altogether or in subsets.

The topics include conceptual design, nonlinear, discrete and global optimization, integrated process planning, scheduling and control. The course stresses the application of optimization models and methods to practical process problems, as well as recently developed process synthesis concepts.

Geared to the practitioner, this course provides practical information and exposure to powerful and sophisticated modeling tools for process synthesis, planning, scheduling, and dynamics and control, including treatment of uncertainty. In addition, the course emphasizes systematic solution approaches and provides the necessary background to understand the tools and apply them correctly and efficiently to your process problem. Specific computer methods will include modeling tools, nonlinear and mixed integer programming codes.

Course participants will address these topics through lectures, and for your convenience, the 2024 Short Course will be held remotely. Register online now, and Zoom links will be provided at a later date.

Please reach out to Natalie Simon with any questions, and we look forward to your participation!

I liked the combination of theoretical and practical applications of the optimization methods. The rationale behind each technique was also well explained.

Past course participant




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Intended audience

You should attend if:

  • you are a process engineer interested in obtaining improved solutions for your design, planning, scheduling, and control problems.
  • you are an engineer interested in learning how to formulate models for process design and synthesis, and for process and enterprise-wide optimization, and how to solve them with advanced computer tools.
  • you are a manager interested in understanding and introducing these tools in your working environment.
  • you are a researcher interested in quickly testing new process ideas and concepts through the use of optimization-based tools.

I got a lot out of the course–excellent job! It was organized very nicely.

Past course participant

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For more information, please contact Natalie Simon.