Armaou Lab: Chemical and Biological Systems

Current research focuses in the lab include:

Multiscale systems:

  • Optimal operation of complex processes with product quality and process yield objectives
  • Control of processes mathematically described by multiscale models

Model reduction and control of:

  • Adaptive model reduction suite: Adaptive Proper orthogonal Decomposition
  • Design of computationally efficient controllers for PDE systems

HIV infection:

  • Multiscale modeling of HIV: from intracellular to organism modeling
  • Development of optimal medication schedules for HIV

Tumor progression:

  • Development of biologically relevant tumor progression models
  • Pharmacodynamics-pharmacokinetics of cancer treatment

Nonlinear predicative controller design via biaffine forms:

  • Nonlinear predictive controller design via biaffine forms

Fault-tolerant controller design for transport processes:

  • Development of fault-detection and accommodation methods
  • Device placement for fault-tolerance

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