Eranda Harinath, Ph. D.
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 66-056
E mail: eranda(at)mit(dot)edu
I received B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2003, M. Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), St. John's, Canada in 2007, and Ph. D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada in 2012. In MUN, I researched on fuzzy PID controller design techniques for multi-variable control systems under the supervision of Prof. George Mann. During the period 2007-2012, I was working as a Research Assistant at the Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC), UBC, Canada. In PPC, I did research on identification, control and optimization techniques for thermo-mechanical pulping (TMP) processes under the supervision of Prof. Guy A. Dumont. I visited the Centre for Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, US, during the period of May-September 2010. In CAPD, I did research on computational, economic, and robust stability aspects of Nonlinear Model Predictive Control (NMPC) under the supervision of Prof. Lorenz T. Biegler. I visited The Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control (IST) at University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany during the period of February-May 2011. In IST, I have researched on Indefinite cost NMPC, and robust stability aspects of NMPC under the supervision of Prof. Frank Allgöwer. From September 2012 to September 2013, I was working as a researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering at CMU, and I developed an optimization framework for multivariate latent variable modeling. Since September 2013, I am working as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Richard D. Braatz.