Wentao Tang

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0816-2322

Nonlinear control, Distributed optimization, Data-driven control, Process control, Nonlinear optimization

Wentao Tang was born in Hunan Province, P. R. China. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering with a secondary degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2015, and his Ph. D. degree in Chemical Engineering at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 2020. He worked as a Process Control Engineer at Shell Global Solutions (U.S.) Inc., leading multiple R&D projects for the development of Shell’s advanced process control software — Platform of Advanced Control and Estimation (PACE), from 2020 to 2022. He joined the NC State University as an Assistant Professor since August 2022. He has authored over 20 journal papers and over 10 conference proceedings papers. He was a recipient of Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship of University of Minnesota for 2018—2019, and the 1st place in CAST Directors' Student Presentation Award of the 2019 AIChE Annual Meeting. His current research interests include data-driven control through machine learning, structured and scalable algorithms for distributed and black-box optimization, as well as decision making for large-scale and multi-scale systems.

Works (22)

Updated: February 1st, 2024 05:07

2023 journal article

Automatic decomposition of large-scale industrial processes for distributed MPC on the Shell-Yokogawa Platform for Advanced Control and Estimation (PACE)

COMPUTERS & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 178.

By: W. Tang n, P. Carrette*, Y. Cai*, J. Williamson* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: Network decomposition; Community detection; Model predictive control; Plantwide control
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 18, 2023

2023 article

Data-Driven State Observation for Nonlinear Systems based on Online Learning

Tang, W. (2023, May 10).

By: W. Tang n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: ORCID
Added: February 1, 2024

2023 journal article

Data-driven state observation for nonlinear systems based on online learning

AICHE JOURNAL, 8.

By: W. Tang n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: dimensionality reduction; nonlinear systems; online optimization; state observer
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 11, 2023

2023 journal article

The future of control of process systems

COMPUTERS & CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 178.

By: P. Daoutidis*, L. Megan & W. Tang n

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: Process systems; Control theory; Control technology; Optimization
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 5, 2023

2021 journal article

Coordinating distributed MPC efficiently on a plantwide scale: The Lyapunov envelope algorithm

Computers & Chemical Engineering, 155, 107532.

By: W. Tang* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 19, 2023

2021 journal article

Dissipativity learning control (DLC): Theoretical foundations of input–output data-driven model-free control

Systems & Control Letters, 147, 104831.

By: W. Tang* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 18, 2023

2021 journal article

Fast and stable nonconvex constrained distributed optimization: the ELLADA algorithm

Optimization and Engineering, 23(1), 259–301.

By: W. Tang* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: March 19, 2023

2021 journal article

Nonlinear state and parameter estimation using derivative information: A Lie-Sobolev approach

Computers & Chemical Engineering, 151, 107369.

By: W. Tang* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 19, 2023

2021 journal article

Stochastic blockmodeling for learning the structure of optimization problems

AIChE Journal, 68(6).

By: I. Mitrai*, W. Tang* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: March 19, 2023

2019 journal article

A Bilevel Programming Approach to the Convergence Analysis of Control-Lyapunov Functions

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 64(10), 4174–4179.

By: W. Tang* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 18, 2023

2019 journal article

DeCODe: a community-based algorithm for generating high-quality decompositions of optimization problems

Optimization and Engineering, 20(4), 1067–1084.

By: A. Allman*, W. Tang* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 18, 2023

2019 journal article

Decomposition of control and optimization problems by network structure: Concepts, methods, and inspirations from biology

AIChE Journal, 65(10).

By: P. Daoutidis*, W. Tang* & A. Allman*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 19, 2023

2019 journal article

Dissipativity learning control (DLC): A framework of input–output data-driven control

Computers & Chemical Engineering, 130, 106576.

By: W. Tang* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 19, 2023

2019 journal article

Distributed control and optimization of process system networks: A review and perspective

Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 27(7), 1461–1473.

By: W. Tang* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 19, 2023

2019 journal article

Distributed decision making for intensified process systems

Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 25, 75–81.

By: P. Daoutidis*, A. Allman*, S. Khatib*, M. Moharir*, M. Palys*, D. Pourkargar*, W. Tang*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 18, 2023

2019 journal article

Topology Effects on Sparse Control of Complex Networks with Laplacian Dynamics

Scientific Reports, 9(1).

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 18, 2023

2018 journal article

Decomposing complex plants for distributed control: Perspectives from network theory

Computers & Chemical Engineering, 114, 43–51.

By: P. Daoutidis*, W. Tang* & S. Jogwar*

co-author countries: India 🇮🇳 United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 19, 2023

2018 journal article

Distributed adaptive dynamic programming for data-driven optimal control

Systems & Control Letters, 120, 36–43.

By: W. Tang* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 19, 2023

2018 journal article

Network decomposition for distributed control through community detection in input–output bipartite graphs

Journal of Process Control, 64, 7–14.

By: W. Tang* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 19, 2023

2018 journal article

Optimal decomposition for distributed optimization in nonlinear model predictive control through community detection

Computers & Chemical Engineering, 111, 43–54.

By: W. Tang*, A. Allman*, D. Pourkargar* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 19, 2023

2018 journal article

Relative time‐averaged gain array (RTAGA) for distributed control‐oriented network decomposition

AIChE Journal, 64(5), 1682–1690.

By: W. Tang*, D. Babaei Pourkargar* & P. Daoutidis*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 18, 2023

2016 journal article

Control configuration synthesis using agglomerative hierarchical clustering: A graph-theoretic approach

Journal of Process Control, 46, 43–54.

co-author countries: China 🇨🇳 United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: March 19, 2023

Employment

Updated: May 15th, 2022 12:17

2022 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Assistant Professor Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

2020 - 2022

Shell Global Solutions USA Inc Houston, TX, US
Process Control Engineer, Domain Expert Projects and Technology

2015 - 2020

University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN, US
Research Assistant Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

2019 - 2019

ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company Spring, TX, US
Research Engineer (intern) Advanced Control Section

Education

Updated: May 15th, 2022 12:14

2015 - 2020

University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN, US
Ph.D. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

2011 - 2015

Tsinghua University Beijing, Beijing, CN
B.S. Department of Chemical Engineering

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