Wei Wan

PhD Candidate @ Cheme CMU

5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 jessie.wanwei@gmail.com LinkedIn John P. Eason
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Carnegie Mellon University, Ph.D. candidate - 2012 - 2017(Expected)

Major: Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology

Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. - 2014 - 2016

Major: Master of Computational Data Science, School of Computer Science

Zhejiang University, B.S., (GPA 3.98/4.00) - 2008 - 2012

Major: Automation, Department of Control Science & Engineering

Minor: Advanced honour Class of Engineering Education (ACEE)

Research Experience

Carnegie Mellon University, Advisor: Lorenz T. Biegler – 08/2012 - Present

-Algorithm Improvements of IPOPT

University of California, Davis, Advisor: Nael H. El-Farra – 07/2011 - 09/2011

-Quasi-decentralized Control of Integrated Process Networks with Multiple Communication Delays

Zhejiang University, Advisor: Xi Chen – 02/2010 - 07/2012

-Design a VBA program to deconvolute the Bivariate Distribution of Molecular Weight

-Develop a Software to Heat Exchange Network Synthesis

Work Experience

Dropbox, Inc – 05/2016 - 08/2016

-New deleted files page, which allows user to view, restore and purge the deleted files.

Aspen Technology Inc – 02/2015 - 04/2015

-Add filter methods to two SQP NLP solvers -LSSQP and DMO (work with Fortran & C++ code)

Teaching Assistant – Spring 2014/Fall 2014

-Advanced Process System Engineering(06720)

-Special PSE topic(06815)

-Computational Methods for Process Engineering(06606)

Professional Publications

Wei Wan, and Lorenz T. Biegler, "Structured regularization for barrier NLP solvers.", Computational Optimization and Applications (2016): 1-24.

Kai Zhou, Xi Chen, Zhijiang Shao, Wei Wan, and Lorenz T. Biegler, "Heterogeneous parallel method for mixed integer nonlinear programming.", Computers and Chemical Engineering, 60, 290–300, (2014).

Xi Chen, Zhaohua Li, Wei Wan, Lingyu Zhu, and Zhijiang Shao, "A master-slave solving method with adaptive model reformulation technique for water network synthesis using MINLP.", Separation and Purification Technology}, 98, 516–530, (2012).

Wei Wan, and Nael H. El-Farra. "Quasi-decentralized control of integrated process networks with multiple communication delays." American Control Conference (ACC), 2012. IEEE, 2012.

Professional Presentations

Wan, W., Lorenz T. Biegler, “Regularization Strategies for Barrier Nonlinear Programming Solvers” Presented to Nonlinear Programming session, 22nd International Symposium of Mathematical Programming. 13 July 2015, Pittsburgh, PA.

Wan, W., Lorenz T. Biegler, “Structured Regularization for Degenerate Models in Primal-Dual Interior Point Method” Presented to Advances in Optimization I session, 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting. 19 November 2014, Atlanta, GA.

Kai Zhou, Wei Wan, Xi Chen, Zhijiang Shao, and Lorenz T. Biegler, "A Parallel Method with Hybrid Algorithms for Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming." 23th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, June 9-12, 2013, Lappeenranta, Finland.

El-Farra, N. H,Wan, W., “Quasi-Decentralized Control of Networked Process Systems with Discrete and Delayed Communication” Presented to Control and Estimation of Large Scale Systems session, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting. 31 October 2012, Pittsburgh, PA.

Honors, Recognitions, Service, and Leadership Experience

1st prize of Zhejiang Province Programming Contest (2nd Rank), 4/2011

Chu Kochen Honors Scholarship, Highest Honor for students in Zhejiang University, 10/2011

Top 10 College Students, Top 10 students in Zhejiang University, 12/2011

National Scholarship, Ministry of Education, China, for outstanding students in China, 2009\2010\2011

President – Wuji Chess club in Zhejiang University – 2008~2009

Coursework PhD

  • Advanced Process Systems Engineering
  • Computational Methods for Large Scale Process Design and Analysis
  • Advanced Topics in Linear Optimization
  • Mathematical Techniques in Chemical Engineering
  • Machine Learning

Coursework Master

  • Introduction to Computer System(15213)
  • Principles of Software Construction(15214)
  • Machine Learning(10601)
  • Cloud Computing(15618)
  • Database Application(15615)
  • Distributed Systems(15640)
  • Multimedia Databases and Data Mining(15826)
  • Search Engines(11642)
  • Storage System(15647)
  • Web Application(15637)