Group News

 

September 26, 2019 - Pengfei Cheng, Bowen Mu, Jason Ye join the group. Pengfei, Bowen, and Jason are all pursuing doctorates in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Welcome!

August 26, 2019 - The paper “Guaranteed Methods Based on Constrained Zonotopes for Set-Valued State Estimation of Nonlinear Discrete-Time Systems” by Brenner Rego, Guilherme Raffo. Joseph Scott, and Davide Raimondo is accepted for publication in Automatica.

August 1, 2019 - Dr. Scott joins Georgia Institute of Technology.

May 9, 2019 - Kai Shen Graduated with his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University. He has since accepted a position at AspenTech as Senior Engineer. Congratulations!

November 16, 2018 - Dillard Robertson and Dylan Weber join the group. Dillard and Dylan are pursuing doctorates in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Welcome!

October 11, 2018 - The paper "Global Solution Strategies for the Network-Constrained Unit Commitment Problem with AC Transmission Constraints" by Jianfeng Liu, Carl Laird, Joseph Scott, Jean-Paul Watson, and Anya Castillo is accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

September 20, 2018 - The Scott Group is awarded a new research grant entitled "Strategies for continuous biologics purification with new affinity membranes" from the National Institutes of Health. This project is a collaboration with PI Dr. Scott Husson.

September 4, 2018 - A Clemson team led by Dr. Mark Thies (with Dr. Scott as co-Principal Investigator) is awarded a new grant entitled "Lignin Fractionation and Valorization:  Focusing on both Value and Quality" from the US Department of Energy through the BioEnergy Engineering for Products Synthesis (BEEPS) Program. Read more here.

August 14, 2018 - The Scott Group is awarded a new research grant entitled "Efficient Global Dynamic Optimization using Dynamic Cut Generation and Domain Reduction Techniques" from the National Science Foundation. Read more here.

August 7, 2018 - The Scott Group is awarded a new research grant entitled "Fault Detection and Diagnosis for Uncertain Nonlinear Systems Using Set-Based State Estimation" from the National Science Foundation. Read more here. This work will be lead by Xuejiao Yang.

July 19, 2018 - The paper "Convergence-order Analysis for Differential-Inequalities-Based Bounds and Relaxations of the Solutions of ODEs" by Spencer D. Schaber, Joseph K. Scott, and Paul I. Barton is accepted for publication in the Journal of Global Optimization.

July 13, 2018 - Our paper "Mean Value Form Enclosures for Nonlinear Reachability Analysis" by Kai Shen and Joseph K. Scott is accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.

July 13, 2018 - Our paper "Accurate Set-Based State Estimation for Nonlinear Discrete-Time Systems using Differential Inequalities with Model Redundancy" by Xuejiao Yang and Joseph K. Scott is accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.

May 15, 2018 - Undergraduate researcher Jack Tabb joins the group. Welcome!

May 15, 2018 - The Scott Group is awarded a new research grant entitled "Decomposition Strategies for the Solution and Optimization of Process Flowsheets in Energy Production and Power Grid Operations" from Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia. This work will be led by Dillard Robertson.

May 14, 2018 - Our paper "A Comparison of Zonotope Order Reduction Techniques" by Xuejiao Yang and Joseph K. Scott is accepted for publication in Automatica.

May 10,2018 - Undergraduate researcher Dillard Robertson earns his B.S. degree. Congratulations!

January 20, 2018 - Our paper "Convex Relaxations for Nonlinear Stochastic Optimal Control Problems" by Yuanxun Shao, Dillard Robertson, and Joseph K. Scott is accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 2018 American Control Conference.

January 20, 2018 - Our paper "Efficient Reachability Bounds for Discrete-Time Nonlinear Systems by Extending the Continuous-Time Theory of Differential Inequalities" by Xuejiao Yang and Joseph K. Scott is accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 2018 American Control Conference.

January 20, 2018 - Our paper "Tight Reachability Bounds for Nonlinear Systems using Nonlinear and Uncertain Solution Invariants" by Kai Shen and Joseph K. Scott is accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 2018 American Control Conference.

December 18, 2017 - Our paper "Convex Relaxations for Global Optimization Under Uncertainty Described by Continuous Random Variables" by Yuanxun Shao and Joseph K. Scott is accepted for publication in the AIChE Journal.

November 20, 2017 - Taehun Kim joins the group. Taehun is pursuing a doctorate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Welcome Taehun!

November 14, 2017 - The Scott Research group joins the RAPID Center for Process Modeling (CPM). The CPM was commissioned by the DOE RAPID Institute in May 2017 with the mission of standardizing and advancing process modeling methodology for evaluating chemical process intensification technologies. The CPM is led by Dr. Chau-Chyun Chen at TTU, and is a collaboration between RAPID, TTU, CU, SRNL, Aspen Technologies, Dow Chemicals, and others. The Scott Group's activities in CPM are supported by the SC Department of Commerce and led by PhD candidate Taehun Kim.

August 3, 2017 - Our paper "Rapid and Accurate Reachability Analysis for Nonlinear Dynamic Systems by Exploiting Model Redundancy" by Kai Shen and Joseph K. Scott is accepted for publication in Computers and Chemical Enginering.

July 1, 2017 - The Scott Group is awarded a research grant entitled "Global Optimization of Large-Scale AC Power Flow Problems" from Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia. This work will be led by PhD Candidate Yuanxun Shao.

May 13, 2017 - Dr. Scott wins the 2017 Automatica Paper Prize from the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). This award recognizes the three best papers published in the premier control journal Automatica the the three year period from 2015 to 2017, and was awarded for the paper  "Constrained Zonotopes: A New Tool for Set-Based Estimation and Fault Detection," by Joseph K. Scott, Davide M. Raimondo, G. Roberto Marseglia, and Richard D. Braatz.

March 5, 2017 - Our paper "Differentiability Conditions for Stochastic Hybrid Systems with Application to the Optimal Design of Microgrids" by Alphonse Hakizimana and Joseph K. Scott is accepted for publication in the Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications.

August 15, 2016 - Undergraduate researchers Dillard Robertson, Adam Beitz, Cody Allen, Abel Wilson, Paige Leighton, and Matthew Artman join the group. Welcome!

July 26, 2016 - The paper "Closed-Loop Input Design for Guaranteed Fault Diagnosis using Set-Valued Observers" by Davide M. Raimondo, G. Roberto Marseglia, Richard D. Braatz, and Joseph K. Scott is accepted for publication in Automatica.

July 13, 2016 - Dr. Scott wins the 2016 W. David Smith, Jr. Graduate Publication Award from the CAST Division of AIChE. This award recognizes the paper "Generalized McCormick Relaxations," by Joseph K. Scott and Paul I. Barton, which was also recognized by the inaugural best paper award from the Journal of Global Optimization in 2012.

May 22, 2016 - The paper "Microkinetic Model for the Dry Reforming of Methane on Rh Doped Pyrochlore Catalysts" by Felipe Polo-Garzon, Joseph K. Scott, and David A. Bruce is accepted for publication in the Journal of Catalysis.

May 20, 2016 - Yuanxun Shao joins the group. Yuanxun is pursuing a doctorate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Welcome Yuanxun!

February 8, 2016 - The paper "Constrained Zonotopes: A New Tool for Set-Based Estimation and Fault Detection" by Joseph K. Scott, Davide M. Raimondo, G. Roberto Marseglia, and Richard D. Braatz is accepted for publication in Automatica.

January 15, 2016 - Dr. Scott wins the 2016 Young Investigator Prize from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. This award will support the groups work on uncertainty propagation in nonlinear dynamic systems, which is led by PhD candidate Kai Shen.

December 29, 2015 - The paper "Using Degrees of Rate Control to Improve Selective n-Butane Oxidation over Model MOF-Encapsulated Catalysts: Sterically- Constrained Ag3Pd(111)" by Sean T. Dix, Joseph K. Scott, Rachel B. Getman, and Charles T. Campbell is accepted for publication in Faraday Discussions.

November 20, 2015 - Xuejiao Yang joins the group. Xuejiao is pursuing a doctorate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Welcome Xuejiao!

May 7, 2015 - Robert Powers and Coleman DeVore earn their BS degrees. Congratulations!

April 18, 2015 - The paper "Reverse Propagation of McCormick Relaxations" by Achim Wechsung, Harry Watson, Joseph K. Scott, and Paul I. Barton is accepted for publication in the Journal of Global Optimization.

February 10, 2015 - The paper "Reachability Analysis and Deterministic Global Optimization of DAE Models" by Joseph K. Scott and Paul I. Barton is accepted for publication in Surveys in Differential-Algebraic Equations.

December 17, 2014 - The paper "Bounds on Reachable Sets using Ordinary Differential Equations with Linear Programs Embedded" by Stuart M. Harwood, Joseph K. Scott, and Paul I Barton is accepted for publication in the IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information.

November 20, 2014 - Kai Shen joins the group. Kai is pursuing a doctorate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Welcome Kai!

May 1, 2014 - The paper "Convex and Concave Relaxations of Implicit Functions" by Matthew D. Stuber, Joseph K. Scott, and Paul I. Barton is accepted for publication in Optimization Methods and Software.

February 13, 2014 - The paper "Input Design for Guaranteed Fault Diagnosis Using Zonotopes" by Joseph K. Scott, Rolf Findeisen, Richard D. Braatz, and Davide M. Raimondo is accepted for publication in Automatica.

February 13, 2014 - The paper "A Hybrid Stochastic-Deterministic Approach for Active Fault Diagnosis Using Scenario Optimization" by G. Roberto Marseglia, Joseph K. Scott, Lalo Magni, Richard D. Braatz, and Davide M. Raimondo is accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 19th IFAC World Congress.

November 20, 2013 - Alphonse Hakizimana joins the group. Alphonse is pursuing a doctorate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Welcome Alphonse!

November 7, 2013 - Undergraduate researchers Robert Powers and Coleman DeVore join the group. Welcome!

August 15, 2013 - Dr. Scott joins Clemson.