Joseph K. Scott is an associate professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his BS from Wayne State Univ. and his MS and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), all in chemical engineering. His honors include the 2012 Best Paper Award from the Journal of Global Optimization, the 2016 W. David Smith, Jr. Award from the Computing and Systems Technology Div. of AIChE, the 2014–2016 Automatica Paper Prize from the International Federation of Automatic Control, and the 2016 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program Award. His research interests include process modeling and simulation, dynamic systems, process control, and optimization theory and algorithms.
Optimization theory and algorithms (global, dynamic, stochastic, etc.), control theory and algorithms (MPC, set-based estimation, reachability analysis, fault detection), and process modeling and simulation. Current applications include pressure swing adsorption, membrane reactors, renewable energy systems, AC power flow, aircraft flight dynamics, and robot motion planning.