Video Presentation

Process Control Distance Education

Brian Douglas, Jeffrey Kantor, Steven Brunton, Anthony Rossiter

Date & Time

Tue, March 17, 2020


With courses moving online, University instructors are suddenly tasked with developing weeks of online content. Brian Douglas, Jeffrey Kantor, Steven Brunton, and John Anthony Rossiter have joined us to discuss online resources and advice for faculty and students in distance education.

We will have brief presentations from each and followed by the panel discussion with a period for questions from the audience.

This session is sponsored by the AIChE CAST (Computing and Systems Technology) division and CACHE.

CACHE, or Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering, is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote cooperation among universities, industry and government in the development and distribution of computer-related and/or technology-based educational aids for the chemical engineering profession.

Brian Douglas is an aerospace engineer with 17-years of experience designing and testing spacecraft guidance, navigation, and control systems. He makes educational videos on control theory for his YouTube channel, control system lectures, and for the Mathworks Tech Talk series.

Steven Brunton is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington and Adjunct Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics and a Data Science Fellow at the eScience Institute. Steve received a Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton in 2012. His research combines machine learning with dynamical systems to model and control systems in fluid dynamics, bio-locomotion, optics, energy systems, and manufacturing. He is a co-author of three textbooks and has received numerous research and teaching awards.

John Anthony Rossiter is in the Automatic Control and Systems Engineering department at the University of Sheffield. He has taught for nearly 30 years and with particular focus on modelling, analysis and control. He received his doctorate from Oxford University in 1990. He has a number of awards for teaching as well as publishing extensively in the academic literature, mainly in the field of predictive control. He is currently chair of both IFAC and IEEE Technical Committees on control education.

Jeffrey Kantor is a professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1981. He served as the Vice President & Associate Provost, Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research, and the Dean of Graduate School at Notre Dame. He is interested in the analysis and optimization of integrated financial and process operations using methods of stochastic control, convex optimization, and quantitative finance.



Brian Douglas

Engineering Media, LLC
United States

Jeffrey Kantor

University of Notre Dame
United States

Steven Brunton

University of Washington
United States

Anthony Rossiter

The University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

Date & Time

Tue, March 17, 2020

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