Talks in Optimisation, AI and Dynamical Systems (Day 2)

In short


10 March 2022


13:00 - 15:00


THUAS, Room P 4.30 / Poseidon

Within the programme of THUAS new UNESCO Chair in AI & Data Science, we are delighted to announce a series of talks in Optimisation, AI and Dynamical Systems by world-renown expert Optimization and Data Modelling, Prof. Vassiliadis, taking place in March 2022.

Dynamical processes, Digital Twins, and Optimal Control

Part 3: Dynamical process decision making and Digital Twinning

This presentation focusses on the description, modelling and numerical solution strategies for real-world very large-scale applications of dynamical systems.  Standardised modeling and decision making approaches are presented, alongside with a high-level description of key theoretical concepts, as well as practical numerical solution highlights. Applications to Digital Twinning will also be discussed.

Part 4: Optimal control

An overview of the key theoretical advancements and technologies for the optimization of real-world, large-scale, dynamical systems.  From process simulation, to optimal control, to online model-predictive control, mixed-integer nonlinear systems decision making.  Applications range from the traditional petrochemical industrial domains, to novel ones including disease modelling and treatment optimization on an individual (personalized medicine) manner.

About Professor Vassilios (“Vassilis”) S. Vassiliadis

Professor Vassilios VassiliadisProf. Vassiliadis’ research interests lie in the development and application of optimisation and simulation tools in engineering and scientific domains. His research field is mainly focused in Process Systems Engineering (PSE). PSE is at the cusp of applied mathematics, engineering, science and computing, with theoretical and practical applications ranging from the heavy-duty petrochemical industry to personalized medicine.

His favourite quote is from Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”, the 1980’s TV series: “to accept the truth over our dearest illusions is the heart of science”. He also adds a bit of his own: “this is the essence of accepting our existence in the here and now, whatever these may be, and to be able to see what lies ahead of us without our own lies blurring the view...!”. He is the leading author of the new book "Optimisation for Chemical and Biomedical Engineering", Cambridge University Press, 2021. See for more information Linkedin.