Publications

Carl Laird Publications

Books

Hart, W. E., Laird, C. D., Watson, J. P., Woodruff, D. L., Hackebeil, G. A., Nicholson, B. L., and Siirola, J. D. [2017], "Pyomo - Optimization Modeling in Python (Second Edition)", Vol. 67, Springer Verlag, 2017.
Hart, W.E., Laird, C., Watson, J.P., and Woodruff, D.L. [2012], "Pyomo - Optimization Modeling in Python", Vol. 67, Springer Verlag, 2012.

Publications

63. Rodriguez, J.S., Bynum, M., Hart, D., Laird, C.D., Klise, K., and Haxton, T., Optimal sampling locations to reduce uncertainty in contamination extent in water distribution systems, submitted. (Submitted to EPA for pre-publication review)
62. Liu, J., Bynum, M., Castillo, A., Watson, J., and Laird, C. D., A Multitree Approach for Global Solution of ACOPF Problems with Piecewise SOCP Relaxations, submitted.
61. 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, Control Engineering Practice, Volume 69, 2017, Pages 1-8.
60. Liu, J., and Laird, C.D., A Global Stochastic Programming Approach for the Optimal Placement of Gas Detectors with Nonuniform Unavailabilities, to appear in Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 2017.
59. Castillo, A., Laird, C.D., Silva-Monroy, C.A., Watson, J.P., and O'Neill, R., The unit commitment problem with AC optimal power flow constraints., IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Volume 31, Issue 6, 2016, Pages 4583-4866.
58. Benavides-Serrano, A.J., Mannan, M.S., and Laird, C.D., Optimal Placement of Gas Detectors: A P-median Formulation Considering Dynamic Nonuniform Unavailabilities, AIChE Journal, Volume 62, Issue 8, 2016, Pages 2728-2739.
57. Cao, Y., Seth, A., and Laird, C.D., A Parallel Augmented Lagrangian Interior-point Approach for Large-Scale NLP Problems on Graphics Processing Units, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Volume 85, February, 2016, Pages 76-83.
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. Cao, Y., Laird, C.D., and Zavala, V.M., Clustering-Based Preconditioning for Stochastic Programs, Computational Optimization and Applications, Volume 64, Issue 2, June, 2016, Pages 379-406.
54. 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.
53. Cao, Y., Kang, J., Nagy, Z. and Laird, C.D., Parallel Solution of Robust Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Problems in Batch Crystallization, Processes, Volume 4, Issue 3, 2016.
52. Seth, A., Klise, K.A., Siirola, J.D., Haxton, T., and Laird, C.D., Testing Contamination Source Identification Methods for Water Distribution Networks, J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage., Volume 142, Issue 4, 2016. (10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000619)
51. Benavides-Serrano, A., Mannan, M.S., and Laird, C.D., A Quantitative Assessment on the Placement Practices of Gas Detectors in the Process Industries, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Volume 35, May, 2015, Pages 339-351.
50. 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. (Invited Contribution) (conference proceeding)
49. 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, Issue 5, May, 2014, Pages 666-677.
48. 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. (conference proceeding)
47. 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) (conference proceeding)
46. 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.
45. 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, Issue 3, December, 2014, Pages 667-688. (DOI: 10.1007/s10589-014-9651-2)
44. 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. (conference proceeding)
43. 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. (conference proceeding)
42. 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.
41. 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, Issue 3, May, 2013, Pages 410-417.
40. 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.
39. 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.
38. 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.
37. 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. (conference proceeding)
36. 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. (conference proceeding)
35. 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. (conference proceeding)
34. 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. (conference proceeding)
33. 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. (conference proceeding)
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. (conference proceeding)
31. 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.
30. 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. (conference proceeding)
29. 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.
28. 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, Issue 3, January, 2012, Pages 445-454.
27. 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.
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, Issue 9, September, 2011, Pages 2421-2430.
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, Issue 5, March, 2011, Pages 953-963.
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. (conference proceeding)
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. (book chapter)
22. 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. (book chapter)
21. Zhu, Y., Legg, S., and Laird, C.D., Optimal Design of Cryogenic Air Separation Columns Under Uncertainty, Computers \& Chemical Engineering, Volume 34, Issue 9, September, 2010, Pages 1377-1384.
20. 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, Issue 6, November, 2010, Pages 824-830.
19. 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. (book chapter)
18. 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) (conference proceeding)
17. 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. (Invited Contribution) (conference proceeding)
16. 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. (Won best poster award) (book chapter)
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. (book chapter)
14. 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, Issue 4, January, 2009, Pages 1973-1979.
13. 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. (book chapter)
12. 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. (conference proceeding)
11. 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. (conference proceeding)
10. 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, Issue 8, May, 2008, Pages 800-815.
9. 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.
8. 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, Issue 9, October, 2008, Pages 876-884.
7. 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.
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. (conference proceeding)
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. (book chapter)
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, Issue 4, June, 2006, Pages 242-251.
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, Issue 2, March, 2005, Pages 125-134.
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. (book chapter)
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. (book chapter)