Yankai Cao

Yankai Cao

PhD Candidate

FRNY G053
Purdue University
School of Chemical Engineering
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Email: cao142@purdue.edu

Research

Today, vaccines play an important role in human lives. To address dynamic national requirements for various pharmaceuticals, there is a need for reconfigurable therapeutics manufacturing facilities that are capable of rapid product changeover. Limitations of the existing manufacturing infrastructure are made painfully clear by recurring drug shortages. This research focuses on developing a flexible modeling and nonlinear programming framework for optimizing virus-based production of therapeutics in a reconfigurable facility.

Presentations

Cao, Y., Word, D.P., Watson, J.P., Woodruff, D.L., Laird, C.D., "Nonlinear Parameter Estimation in Parallel Using Progressive Hedging", INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 6, 2013.
Cao, Y., Word, D.P., Watson, J.P., Woodruff, D.L., Laird, C.D., "Progressive Hedging for Non-Linear Models that Arise in Parameter Estimation Problems", ICSP-SPXIII 2013, Bergamo, Italy, July, 2013.
Cao, Y., and Laird, C.D., "An Augmented Lagrangian Interior-Point Approach for Parallel Solution of Large-Scale NLP Problems on Graphics Processing Units", 13th INFORMS Computing Society Conference, Santa Fe, NM, January, 2013.
Cao, Y. and Laird, C.D., "An Augmented Lagrangian Approach for Parallel Solution of NLP Problems On Graphics Processing Units", AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October, 2012.

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