News

2022

  • Our group is attending the 14th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE 2021+) with the following contribution:

    • Burcu Beykal, Zahir Aghayev, Onur Onel, Melis Onel, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos. “Data-driven Stochastic Optimization of Numerically Infeasible Differential Algebraic Equations: An Application to the Steam Cracking Process”
  • Our group is attending the 32nd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-32) with the following contributions:

    • Marcello Di Martino, Iosif Pappas, Anh Tran, R. Cory Allen, Russell R. Husfeld, Sam Eleff, Scott G. Moffatt, Styliani Avraamidou, Burcu Beykal, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos. “A Framework to Facilitate Decision Making for Infrastructure Options Analysis of Distribution and Utilities Systems in Chemical Production Plants”
    • Burcu Beykal, Nikolaos A. Diangelakis, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos. “Continuous-Time Surrogate Models for Data-Driven Dynamic Optimization”
  • Teaching Assistant Awards

    • Warmest congratulations to Zahir Aghayev, Benjamin Cohen, Hasan Nikkhah for being awarded the 2nd place in TA Awards from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
  • C2E2 Clean Energy Symposium Poster Award

    • Warmest congratulations to Benjamin Cohen for being awarded the 3rd place in the C2E2 Clean Energy Symposium with his work on “Recovery of Transparent Dynamic Models from Black-Box Systems using Symbolic Regression”.
  • Our group attended the C2E2 Clean Energy Symposium with the following contributions:

    • Benjamin Cohen, Burcu Beykal, George Bollas. “Recovery of Transparent Dynamic Models from Black-Box Systems using Symbolic Regression”
    • Hasan Nikkhah, Hamid Ziloui, Burcu Beykal. “Using Immobilized Lipase as Biocatalyst for Production of Biodiesel”
    • Zahir Aghayev, Onur Onel, Melis Onel, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos, Burcu Beykal. “Data-driven Stochastic Optimization of Numerically Infeasible Differential Algebraic Equations: An Application to the Steam Cracking Process”
  • Our group has participated at the Spring Frontiers with the following contribution:

    • Bradley Stutzman, Burcu Beykal. “Surrogate Modeling of Chemical Processes using Optimal Neural Networks”
  • Our group has participated at the 8th Annual School of Engineering Poster Competition with the following contributions:

    • Zahir Aghayev, Adam T. Szafran, Anh Tran, Hari S. Ganesh, Fabio Stossi, Lan Zhou, Michael A. Mancini, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos, Burcu Beykal. “Machine-Learning Inspired Classification of the Estrogen Receptor Activity of Environmental Chemicals Based on the Single-Cell Level Data”
    • Hasan Nikkhah, Burcu Beykal. “An Economical and Environmentally Friendly Process for Bioethanol Purification”

2021

  • Our group will be attending the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting with the following contributions:

    • Burcu Beykal, Styliani Avraamidou, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos. “Simultaneous Planning and Scheduling Under Demand Uncertainty for Multi-Product Systems Using Data-Driven Bi-Level Optimization”
    • Burcu Beykal, Nikolaos A. Diangelakis, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos. “Data-Driven Dynamic Optimization Using Continuous-Time Surrogate Models”
    • Asuka Orr, Meichen Wang, Burcu Beykal, Hari S. Ganesh, Sara E. Hearon, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos, Timothy D. Phillips, Phanourios Tamamis. Predicting Chemical Adsorption Onto Montmorillonite Clays through a Combination of Experimental Isotherms, Minimalistic Simulations and Data-Driven Models”
    • Dustin Kenefake, Iosif Pappas, Styliani Avraamidou, Burcu Beykal, Hari S. Ganesh, Yanan Cao, Yajun Wang, Simon Leyland, Jesus Flores-Cerrillo, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos. “Smart Manufacturing and Optimal Operation of an Industrial Air Separation Unit Via Surrogate Modeling and Multiparametric Programming”
  • Workshop on Data Analysis in R

    • Professor Beykal will be giving a workshop with Dr. Fred Wright—North Carolina State University and Dr. Allison Dickey—North Carolina State University on “Manipulating and Displaying Big(ish) Data in R”. Check out the details on the Texas A&M Superfund Website.
  • Professor Beykal mentioned in the UConn School of Engineering News

    • Poster Award Featured in the NIEHS Superfund Research Program Newsletter

      • Our poster award received at the 2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting is featured in the SRP e-Posted Notes.

    2020

    • 2020 CAST Directors’ Award for an Outstanding Poster

      • Our work on “Data-Driven Optimization of Integrated Planning and Scheduling Problems Under Demand Uncertainty” won the 2020 CAST Directors’ Award for an outstanding poster presented at the 2020 AIChE Annual Meeting! Check out the tweet by the AIChE CAST Division for more details and the award ceremony pictures from the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting.