Publications

Carl Laird Publications

Books

Hart, W.E., Laird, C., Watson, J.P., and Woodruff, D.L. [2012], "Pyomo - Optimization Modeling in Python", in Press, Springer, 2012.

Publications

59. Cao, Y., Acevedo, D., Nagy, Z., and Laird, C.D., "Real-time Feasible Multi-objective Optimization Based Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of Particle Size and Shape in a Batch Crystallization Process", submitted.
58. Seth, A., Hackebiel, G.A., Klise, K.A., Haxton, T., Murray, R., and Laird, C.D., "A Stochastic Programming Formulation for Disinfectant Booster Station Placement in Water Distribution Systems", submitted.
57. Benavides-Serrano, A., Mannan, M.S., and Laird, C.D., "Optimal Placement of Gas Detectors: A P-median Formulation Considering Dynamic Nonuniform Unavailabilities", submitted.
56. Hackebeil, G.A., Seth, A., Laird, C.D., Murray, R., Watson, J.P., and Woodruff, D.L., "A Methodology for Determining the Appropriate Number of Contamination Events in Sensor Placement Optimization for Contamination Warning", submitted.
55. Seth, A., Klise, K.A., Siirola, J.D., Haxton, T., and Laird, C.D., "Testing Contamination Source Identification Methods for Water Distribution Networks", submitted.
54. Castillo, A., Laird, C.D., Cesar, S.M., and Watson, J.P., "Security-Constrained Unit Commitment with Linearized AC Optimal Power Flow", to appear in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2015.
53. Cao, Y., Laird, C.D., and Zavala, V.M., "Clustering-Based Preconditioning for Stochastic Programs", to appear in Computational Optimization and Applications, 2015.
52. Cao, Y., Seth, A., and Laird, C.D., "A Parallel Augmented Lagrangian Interior-point Approach for Large-Scale NLP Problems on Graphics Processing Units", to appear in Computers and Chemical Engineering, 2015.
51. Kang, J., Chiang, N., Laird, C.D., and Zavala, V.M., "Nonlinear Programming Strategies on High-Performance Computers", Proceedings of, review paper, 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), , 2015. [pdf] (Invited Contribution)
50. Benavides-Serrano, A., Mannan, M.S., and Laird, C.D., "A Quantitative Assessment on the Placement Practices of Gas Detectors in the Process Industries", to appear in Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 2014.
49. Word, D.P., Kang, J., Akesson, J., and Laird, C.D., "Efficient Parallel Solution of Large-Scale Nonlinear Dynamic Optimization Problems", J. Computational Optimization and Applications, Volume 59, December 2014, Pages 667-688. (DOI: 10.1007/s10589-014-9651-2)
48. Kang, J., Word, D.P., and Laird, C.D., "An Interior-point Method for Efficient Solution of Block-structured NLP Problems using an Implicit Schur-complement Decomposition", Computers and Chemical Engineering, Volume 71, December 2014, Pages 563-573.
47. Mann, A.V., Hackebeil, G., Laird, C.D., "Explicit Water Quality Model Generation and Rapid Multi-Scenario Simulation", Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Volume 14, May 2014, Pages 666-677.
46. Benavides-Serrano, A., Hackebeil, G., Mannan, M.S., and Laird, C.D., "Effect of Backup Detection Levels in P-Median Formulations for Optimal Placement of Detectors in Mitigation Systems", Proceedings of, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering (Proceedings of the 8 International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design), Volume 34, , 2014, Pages 753-758.
45. Jia Kang, John Siirola and Carl Laird, "Parallel Solution of Nonlinear Contingency-constrained Network Problems", Proceedings of, Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design 2014 (FOCAPD), July, 2014. (Paper selected for FOCAPD special issue)
44. Word, D.P., Young, J.K., Cummings, D.A.T., Iamsirithaworn, S., and Laird, C.D., "Interior-Point Methods for Estimating Seasonal Parameters in Discrete-Time Infectious Disease Models", PLOS One, Volume 8-10, October 2013, Pages 1-13. [pdf]
43. Benavides-Serrano, A., Legg, S.W., Vazquez-Roman, R., Mannan, M.S., and Laird, C.D., "A Stochastic Programming Approach for the Optimal Placement of Gas Detectors: Unavailability and Voting Strategies", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Volume 53, Issue 13, September 2013, Pages 5355-5365. [pdf]
42. Legg, S.W., Wang, C., Benavides-Serrano, A.J., Laird, C.D., "Optimal Gas Detector Placement Under Uncertainty Considering Conditional-Value-At-Risk", Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Volume 26, May 2013, Pages 410-417. [pdf]
41. Serpas, M., Hackebeil, G., Laird, C.D., and Hahn, J., "Sensor Location for Nonlinear Dynamic Systems via Observability Analysis and Max-Det Optimization", Computers & Chemical Engineering, Volume 48, January 2013, Pages 105-112. [pdf]
40. Benavides-Serrano, A., Mannan, M.S., and Laird, C.D., "A Quantitative Assessment on the Placement Practices of Gas Detectors in the Process Industries", Proceedings of, Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium, October, 2013.
39. Benavides-Serrano, A., Legg, S.W., Mannan, M.S., and Laird, C.D., "Optimizing Gas Detector Layouts by Considering False Positives and False Negatives Through Unavailability and Voting Considerations", Proceedings of, 5th Latin American Conference on Process Safety, Cartagena, Colombia, August, 2013. [pdf]
38. Legg, S.W., Benavides-Serrano, A.J., Siirola, J.D., Watson, J.P., Davis, S.G., Bratteteig, A., Laird, C.D., "A Stochastic Programming Approach for Gas Detector Placement Using CFD-Based Dispersion Simulations", Computers & Chemical Engineering, Volume 47, December 2012, Pages 194-201. [pdf]
37. Word, D.P., Cummings, D.A.T., Burke, D.S., Iamsirithaworn, S., and Laird, C.D., "A Nonlinear Programming Approach for Estimation of Transmission Parameters in Childhood Infectious Disease Using a Continuous Time Model", Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Volume 9, August 2012, Pages 1983-1997. [pdf]
36. Bansal, L., Chu, Y., Laird, C.D., and Hahn, J., "Regularization of Inverse Problems to Determine Transcription Factor Profiles from Fluorescent Reporter Systems", AIChE Journal 58, Volume 12, March 2012, Pages 3751-3760. [pdf]
35. Mann, A.V., McKenna, S.A., Hart, W.E., and Laird, C.D., "Real-Time Inversion in Large-Scale Water Networks Using Discrete Measurements", Computers & Chemical Engineering, Volume 37, February 2012, Pages 143-151. [pdf]
34. Akesson, J., Laird, C.D., Lavedan, G., Prol, K., Tummescheit, H., Velut, S., and Zhu, Y., "Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of a CO2 Post Combustion Absorption Unit", Chemical Engineering & Technology, Volume 35, January 2012, Pages 445-454.
33. Benavides-Serrano, A., Legg, S.W., Mannan, M.S., and Laird, C.D., "A stochastic programming approach for optimal gas sensor layout considering sensor reliability", Proceedings of, Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium, College Station, TX, October, 2012.
32. Hackebeil, G., Mann, A.V., and Laird, C.D., "Tailored Solver for Rapid Water Quality Simulation with Merlion", Proceedings of, WDSA, Adelaide, Australia, , 2012.
31. Wang, C., Pishko, M., and Laird, C.D., "Model and Analysis of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing System with Government Intervention and Emergency Supply", Proceedings of, PSE 2012, Singapore, July, 2012.
30. Hackebeil, G., Mann, A.V., Hart, W., Klise, K., and Laird, C.D., "A Stochastic Programming Formulation for Chlorine Booster Station Placement to Protect Large-Scale Water Distribution Systems", Proceedings of, PSE 2012, Singapore, July, 2012.
29. Word, D.P., Watson, J.P., Woodruff, D., and Laird, C.D., "A Progressive Hedging Approach for Parameter Estimation of Stochastic Nonlinear Programs", Proceedings of, PSE 2012, Singapore, July, 2012.
28. Legg, S.W., Siirola, J.D., Watson, J.P., Davis, S.G., Bratteteig, A., Laird, C.D., "A Stochastic Programming Approach for Gas Detector Placement in Process Facilities", Proceedings of, FOCAPO 2012, Savannah, GA, January, 2012.
27. Bansal, L., Chu, Y., Laird, C.D., and Hahn, J., "Determining Transcription Factor Profiles from Fluorescent Reporter Systems Involving Regularization of Inverse Problems", Proceedings of, 2012 American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, June, 2012.
26. Zhu, Y., Legg, S., and Laird, C.D., "A Multiperiod Nonlinear Programming Approach for Operation of Air Separation Plants with Variable Power Pricing", AIChE Journal, Volume 57, September 2011, Pages 2421-2430. [pdf]
25. Zhu, Y., Legg, S., and Laird, C.D., "Optimal Operation of Cryogenic Air Separation Systems with Demand Uncertainty and Contractual Obligations", Chemical Engineering Science, Volume 66, March 2011, Pages 953-963. [pdf]
24. Prolss, K., Tummescheit, H., Faber, R., Laird, C.D., Velut, S., Zhu, Y., and Akesson, J., "Models of a post-combustion absorption unit for simulation, optimization and non-linear model predictive control schemes", Proceedings of, 8th International Modelica Conference, Dresden, Germany, March 20-22, 2011.
23. Laird, C.D., Wong, A.V., and Akesson, J., "Parallel Solution of Large-Scale Dynamic Optimization Problems", In: E.N. Pistikopoulos, M.C. Georgiadis, and A.C. Kokossis, Eds., Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 29, Elsevier, 2011, 21st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Pages 813-817. [pdf]
22. Jung, S., Ng, D., Laird, C.D., and Mannan, M.S., "A New Approach for Facility Siting Using Mapping Risks on a Plant Grid Area and Optimization", Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Volume 23, November 2010, Pages 824-830. [pdf]
21. Zhu, Y., Legg, S., and Laird, C.D., "Optimal Design of Cryogenic Air Separation Columns Under Uncertainty", Computers & Chemical Engineering, Volume 34, September 2010, Pages 1377-1384. [pdf]
20. Wong, A., Young, J., McKenna, S., Hart, W., and Laird, C.D., "Optimal Determination of Grab Sample Locations and Source Inversion in Large-Scale Water Distribution Systems", Proceedings of, Water Distribution Systems Analysis, Tucson, AZ, September, 2010, Pages 412-425. (Nominated for Best Paper Award)
19. Word, D.P., Abbott III, G.H., Cummings, D, and Laird, C.D., "Estimating Seasonal Drivers in Childhood Infectious Diseases with Continuous Time and Discrete-Time Models", Proceedings of, American Control Conference (ACC) 2010, Baltimore, MD, June 30 - July 2, 2010, Pages 5137-5142. [pdf] (Invited Contribution)
18. Wong, A., McKenna, S., Hart, W., and Laird, C.D., "Real-Time Inversion and Response Planning in Large-Scale Networks", In: S. Pierucci and G. Buzi Ferraris, Eds., Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 28, Elsevier, 2010, 20th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Pages 1027-1032. [pdf]
17. Word, D.P., Young, J., Cummings, D., and Laird, C.D., "Estimation of seasonal transmission parameters in childhood infectious disease using a stochastic continuous time model", In: S. Pierucci and G. Buzi Ferraris, Eds., Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 28, Elsevier, 2010, 20th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Pages 229-234. [pdf]
16. Pham, V., Laird, C.D., and El-Halwagi, M., "A Convex Hull Discretization Approach to the Global Optimization of Pooling Problems", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Volume 48, January 2009, Pages 1973-1979. [pdf]
15. Zhu, Y. and Laird, C.D., "Optimal Design of Cryogenic Air Separation Columns Under Uncertainty", In: M.M. El-Halwalgi and A.A. Linninger, Eds., CRC Press, 2009, Design for Energy and the Environment, Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design, 7th, Pages 669-678. [pdf]
14. Zhu, Y., Word, D., Siirola, J., and Laird, C.D., "Exploiting Modern Computing Architectures for Efficient Large-Scale Nonlinear Programming", In: R.M. de Brito Alves, C.A.O. do Nascimento and E.C. Biscaia, Jr., Eds., Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Volume 27, Elsevier, 2009, 10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering: Part A, Pages 783-788. [pdf] (Won best poster award)
13. Zavala, V.M., Laird, C.D., and Biegler, L.T., "Interior-Point Decomposition Approaches for Parallel Solution of Large-Scale Nonlinear Parameter Estimation Problems", Chemical Engineering Science, Volume 63, Issue 19, October 2008, Pages 4834-4845. [pdf]
12. Bonami, P., Wachter, A., Biegler, L.T., Conn, A.R., Cornuejols, G., Grossmann, I.E., Laird, C.D., Lee, J., Lodi, A., Margot, F., and Sawaya, N., "An algorithmic framework for convex mixed integer nonlinear programs", Discrete Optimization, Volume 5, Issue 2, In Memory of George B. Dantzig, May 2008, Pages 186-204. [pdf]
11. Zavala, V. M., Laird, C.D., and Biegler, L.T., "Fast Solvers and Rigorous Models: Can Both be Accommodated in NMPC?", International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Volume 18, May 2008, Pages 800-815. [pdf]
10. Zavala, V.M., Laird, C.D., and Biegler, L.T., "A Fast Moving Horizon Estimation Algorithm Based On Nonlinear Programming Sensitivity", Journal of Process Control, Volume 18, October 2008, Pages 876-884. [pdf]
9. Pham, V., Rabie, A., Laird, C.D., and El-Halwagi, M., "A Global Optimization Approach to the Synthesis and Scheduling of Batch Water-Recycle Networks", Proceedings of, Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations, 5th, Boston, MA, June 29 - July 2, 2008.
8. Zhu, Y. and Laird, C.D., "A Parallel Algorithm for Structured Nonlinear Programming", Proceedings of, Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations, 5th, Boston, MA, June 29 - July 2, 2008, Pages 345-348.
7. Laird, C.D. and Biegler, L.T., "Large-Scale Nonlinear Programming for Multi-scenario Optimization", In: H.G. Bock, E. Kostina, H.X. Phu, R. Ranacher, Eds., Springer, 2008, Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Processes, Pages 323-336. [pdf]
6. Berry, J., Hart W., Laird, C.D., and Uber, J., "A Morphing Technique to Disguise Water Networks", Proceedings of, EWRI World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2007, May, 2007.
5. Laird, C.D., Biegler, L.T. and van Bloemen Waanders, B.G., "Real-Time, large scale optimization of water network systems using a subdomain approach", In: L.T. Biegler, O. Ghattas, M. Heinkenschloss, D. Keyes, and B. van Bloemen Waanders, Eds., SIAM Series in Computational Science and Engineering #3, SIAM, 2007, Real-Time PDE-Constrained Optimization, Pages 291-308.
4. Laird, C.D., Biegler, L.T. and van Bloemen Waanders, B.G., "Mixed-integer approach for obtaining unique solutions in source inversion of water networks", A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Volume 132, June 2006, Pages 242-251. [pdf]
3. Laird, C.D., Biegler, L.T., van Bloemen Waanders, B.G. and Bartlett, R., "Contamination source determination for water networks", A.S.C.E. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Volume 131, March 2005, Pages 125-134. [pdf]
2. Laird, C.D., Biegler, L.T. and van Bloemen Waanders, B.G., "A mixed-integer approach for obtaining unique solutions in source inversion of water networks", In: R. Walton, Eds., A.S.C.E., 2005, World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2005, Pages 30-39. [pdf]
1. van Bloemen Waanders, B.G., Bartlett, R.A., Biegler, L.T., and Laird, C.D., "Nonlinear Programming Strategies for Source Detection of Municipal Water Networks", In: P. Bizier and P. DeBarry, Eds., A.S.C.E. Conference Proceedings, 2003, World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Pages 38-47.