Brigham Young University
Dr. John Hedengren is a Professor at Brigham Young University in the Chemical Engineering Department. He leads the BYU Process Research and Intelligent Systems Modeling (PRISM) group with a current focus on structured machine learning for optimization of energy systems, unmanned aircraft, and drilling. Prior to BYU he worked in industry for 7 years on nonlinear estimation and predictive control for polymers. His work includes the APMonitor Optimization Suite with a recent extension to the Python GEKKO language. He led the development of the Arduino-based Temperature Control Lab that is currently used by 70 universities for process control education. His 85 publications span topics of data science, machine learning, smart grid optimization, unmanned aerial systems, and predictive control.