Eranda Harinath

Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Chemical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room E19-557

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

E mail: eranda(at)mit(dot)edu


I received my Ph. D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada in 2012. In UBC, I was working as a research assistant at the Pulp and Paper Centre (PPC), where I researched 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 the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, US, during the period of May-September 2010. In CAPD, my research focused 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 the 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 postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at CMU, and my research in Prof. Lorenz Biegler’s group focused on developing optimization frameworks for data-driven modeling for large-scale industrial systems. Since September 2013, I am working as a postdoctoral associate in the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Richard D. Braatz.