Advances in computer science have been a driving force for change in process systems engineering for decades. Faster computers, expanded computing resources, simulation software, and improved optimization algorithms have all changed chemical engineers’ abilities to predict, control, and optimize process systems. Two newer areas relevant to computer science that are impacting process systems engineering are cybersecurity and quantum computing. This work reviews some of our group’s recent work in control-theoretic approaches to control system cybersecurity and touches upon the use of quantum computers, with perspectives on the relationships between process design and control when cybersecurity and quantum technologies are of interest.
Computer Engineering | Controls and Control Theory
Durand, Helen; Halloun, Jihan Abou; Nieman, Kip; and Rangan, Keshav Kasturi, "Perspectives on Design Considerations Inspired by Security and Quantum Technology in Cyberphysical Systems for Process Engineering" (2023). Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Faculty Research Publications. 24.