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The Gaden Lecture: "Control and Operations"


M. Morari

4 October, Columbia University, New York

The Gaden Lecture is an annual examination of the changing interface between chemical engineering, cognate sciences, and society.

Historically in Process Systems Engineering control and operations were considered two separate task with control concerned with feedback and dynamic aspects and operations with the optimal choice of setpoints and reference trajectories. This distinction has become continuously more blurred as feedback controllers are now chosen via optimization procedures or control actions are even determined directly via on-line optimization (model predictive control). Using both theoretical arguments and examples from a wide range of application areas we argue that the tasks should be handled separately for reasons of complexity, reliability and robustness.

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(05)Plenary/Invited/Honorary Lecture

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