Eranda Harinath, Ph. D.
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room E19-557
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 Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Richard D. Braatz.
Model predictive control, Dynamic process modeling, Parameter estimation, State estimation, Real-time optimization, Uncertainty quantification, Machine learning, and Quality by Design.