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   Journal Articles
  1. Kim, K. and Zavala, V. M. Algorithmic Innovations and Software for the Dual Decomposition Method Applied to Stochastic Mixed-Integer Programs. Under Review, 2015. [pdf]
  2. Lopez-Cardenas, D.C., Wozny, G., Flores-Tlacuahuac, A., Vazquez-Medrano, R.,  and Zavala, V. M. A Computational Framework for Identifiability and Ill-Conditioning Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery Models. Under Review, 2015. [pdf]
  3. Chiang, N. and Zavala, V. M. Large-Scale Optimal Control of Interconnected Natural Gas and Electrical Transmission Systems. Under Review, 2015. [pdf]
  4. Cao, Y.; Laird. C.D. and Zavala, V. M. Clustering-Based Preconditioning for Stochastic Programs. Under Review,  2014. [pdf]
  5. Zavala, V. M. Managing Conflicts among Decision-Makers in Multiobjective Design and Operations. Accepted,  2014. [pdf]
  6. Chiang, N. and Zavala, V. M. An Inertia-Free Filter Line-Search Algorithm for Large-Scale Nonlinear Programming. Under Review,  2014. [pdf]
  7. Zavala, V. M.; Anitescu, M. and Birge, J. A Stochastic Electricity Market Clearing Formulation with Consistent Pricing Properties.  Under Review,  2014. [pdf]
  8. Gangammanavar, H.; Sen, S. and Zavala, V. M. Stochastic Optimization of Sub-Hourly Economic Dispatch With Wind Energy.  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,  2015. [pdf]
  9. Morales, P.; Flores-Tlacuahuac, A. and Zavala, V. M. Analyzing the Effects of Comfort Relaxation on Energy Demand Flexibility of Buildings: A Multiobjective Optimization Approach.  Energy & Buildings, 85, pp. 416-426, 2014. [pdf][code]
  10. Burkhart, M. C.; Heo, Y. and Zavala, V. M. Measurement and Verification of Building Systems Under Uncertain Data: A Gaussian Process Modeling Approach.  Energy & Buildings, 75, pp. 189-198, 2014. [pdf]
  11. Zavala, V. M. Stochastic Optimal Control Model for Natural Gas Network Operations. Computers & Chemical Engineering,  64(1), pp. 103-113, 2014. [pdf][code]
  12. Zavala, V. M. and Anitescu, M. Scalable Nonlinear Programming Via Exact Differentiable Penalty Functions and Trust-Region Newton Methods.  SIAM Journal on Optimization, 24(1), pp. 528-558, 2014. [pdf]
  13. Zavala, V. M. Inference of Building Occupancy Signals Using Moving Horizon Estimation and Fourier Regularization.  Journal of Process Control, 24(6), pp. 714-722, 2014. [pdf]
  14. Salazar, J.M.; Diwekar, U.; Constantinescu, E.M. and Zavala, V. M.  Stochastic Optimization Approach to Water Management in Cooling-Constrained Power Plants.  Applied Energy, 112, pp. 12-22, 2013. [pdf]
  15. Zavala, V. M. Real-Time Optimization Strategies for Building Systems. Ind.Eng.Chem.Res. 52(9), pp. 3137-3150, 2013. [pdf] [code]
  16. Heo, Y. and Zavala, V. M.  Gaussian Process Modeling for Measurement and Verification of Building Energy Savings.              Energy & Buildings, 53, pp.7-18, 2012. [pdf]
  17. Zavala, V. M. and Flores-Tlacuahuac, A.  Stability of Multiobjective Predictive Control: A Utopia-Tracking Approach.            Automatica, 48(10), pp. 2627-2632 , 2012. [pdf] [code]
  18. Zavala, V. M.; and Anitescu, M. Real-Time Nonlinear Optimization as a Generalized Equation.  SIAM J. Control and Optimization, 48, pp. 5444-5454, 2010. [pdf]
  19. Constantinescu, E. M.; Zavala, V. M.; Rocklin, M.; Lee, S.; and Anitescu, M.  A Computational Framework for Uncertainty Quantification and Stochastic Optimization in Unit Commitment with Wind Power Generation.  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 26(1), pp. 431-441, 2010. [pdf]
  20. Zavala, V. M. Stability Analysis of an Approximate Scheme for Moving Horizon Estimation.  Comp. Chem. Eng., 34(10), pp. 1662-1670, 2010. [pdf]
  21. Zavala, V. M.; Constantinescu, E. M.; Krause, T.; and Anitescu, M.  On-Line Economic Optimization of Energy Systems Using Weather Forecast Information. Journal of Process Control, 19(10), pp. 1725-1736, 2009. [pdf]
  22. Zavala, V. M.; and Biegler, L.T. Optimization-Based Strategies for the Operation of Low-Density Polyethylene Tubular Reactors:  Nonlinear Model Predictive Control. Comp. Chem. Eng., 33(10), pp. 1735-1746, 2009. [pdf]
  23. Huang, R.; Zavala, V. M.; and Biegler, L.T. Advanced Step Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Air Separation Units.  Journal of Process Control, 19 (4), pp. 678-685, 2009. [pdf]
  24. Biegler, L.T.; and Zavala V.M. Large-Scale Nonlinear Programming with IPOPT: An Integrating Framework for Enterprise-Wide Optimization. Comp.Chem.Eng. 33(3), pp. 575-582, 2009. [pdf].
  25. Zavala, V. M.; and Biegler, L.T. Optimization-Based Strategies for the Operation of Low-Density Polyethylene Tubular Reactors: Moving Horizon Estimation. Comp.Chem.Eng. 33(1), pp. 379-390, 2009. [pdf]
  26. Zavala, V. M.; and Biegler, L.T. The Advanced Step NMPC Controller: Optimality, Stability and Robustness. Automatica, 45(1), pp. 86-93, 2009. [pdf].
  27. Zavala V.M.; Laird, C.D. and Biegler, L.T. A Fast Moving Horizon Estimation Algorithm Based on Nonlinear Programming Sensitivity. Journal of Process Control, 18 (9), pp. 876-884, 2008. [pdf].
  28. Zavala, V. M.; Laird, C.D. and Biegler, L.T. Interior-Point Point Decomposition Approaches for Parallel Solution of Large-Scale Nonlinear Parameter Estimation Problems. Chem. Eng. Sci. 63 (19), pp. 4834-4845, 2008. [pdf]. 
  29. Zavala, V. M.; Laird, C.D. and Biegler, L.T. Fast Implementations and Rigorous Models: Can Both be Accommodated in NMPC?. Int. J. Robust Nonlinear Control. 18 (8), pp.800-815, 2008 [pdf]. 
  30. Zavala, V. M. and Biegler, L.T. Large-Scale Parameter Estimation in Low-Density Polyethylene Tubular  Reactors. Ind.Eng.Chem. Res. 45 (23),  pp. 7867 -7881, 2006 [pdf].
  31. Zavala, V. M.;  Flores-Tlacuahuac, A. and Vivaldo-Lima, E. The Bifurcation Behavior of a Polyurethane Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor. Chem. Eng. Sci.  61 (22),  pp. 7368-7385, 2006 [pdf]. 
  32. Zavala, V. M.;  Flores-Tlacuahuac, A. and Vivaldo-Lima, E. Dynamic Optimization of a Semi-Batch Reactor for Polyurethane Production. Chem. Eng. Sci.  60 (11),  pp. 3061-3079, 2005 [pdf].  
  33. Flores-Tlacuahuac, A.;  Zavala, V. M. and  Saldivar-Guerra E. Complex Nonlinear Behavior in the Full-Scale High-Impact Polystyrene Process. Ind.Eng.Chem. Res. 44 (8), pp. 2802-2814, 2005 [pdf]
  Book Chapters
  • Zavala, V. M.; and Biegler, L.T. Nonlinear Programming Strategies for State Estimation and Model Predictive Control. In Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, pp. 419-432,  Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2009. [pdf]
  Conference Articles
  1. Kang, Y., Chiang, N., Laird, C.D., and Zavala, V. M. Nonlinear Programming Strategies on High-Performance Computers. Under Review,  2015. [pdf]
  2. Zavala, V. M. Bridging the Gap Between Multigrid, Hierarchical, and Receding-Horizon Control. In Proceedings of NMPC,  2015. [pdf]
  3. Zavala, V. M. A Multiobjective Optimization Perspective on the Stability of Economic MPC. In Proceedings of ADCHEM,  2015. [pdf]
  4. Chiang, N. Petra, C. and Zavala, V. M.  Structured Nonconvex Optimization of Large-Scale Energy Systems using PIPS-NLP. In Proceeding of 18th Power Systems Computation Conference, 2014. [pdf]
  5. Heo,Y.; Graziano, D.; Zavala, V.M.; Dickinson, P.; Kamrath, M. and Kirshenbaum, M.;  Cost-effective Measurement and
    Verification Method for Determining Energy Savings under Uncertainty.
    ASHRAE Annual Conference, 2013. [pdf]
  6. Zavala, V.M. Real-Time Resolution of Conflicting Objectives in Building Energy Management: An Utopia-Tracking Approach. Simbuild, 2012. [pdf]
  7. Zavala, V.M. Proactive Energy Management for High-Performance Buildings: Exploiting and Motivating Sensor Technologies. Future of Instrumentation International Workshop, 2011. [pdf]
  8. Cioaca, A.; Zavala, V.M. and Constantinescu, E.M.  Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis for Numerical Weather Prediction: Applications to Power Grid Optimization. International Workshop on High Performance Computing, Networking and Analytics for the Power Grid, 2011. [pdf]
  9. Robbins, B.; and Zavala, V.M. Convergence Analysis of a Parallel Newton Scheme for Dynamic Power Grid Simulations. International Workshop on HPC, Networking and Analytics for the Power Grid, 2011. [pdf]
  10. Lubin, M.; Petra, C. G.; Anitescu, M., and Zavala, V.M. Scalable Stochastic Optimization of Complex Energy Systems. Supercomputing, 2011. [pdf]
  11. Kannan, A. and Zavala, V. M. A Game-Theoretical Model Predictive Control Framework for Electricity Markets.  Allerton Conference, 2011. [pdf]
  12. Zavala, V. M.;  and Anitescu, M.  New Insights into the Dynamic Stability of Wholesale Electricity Markets. IEEE MSC, 2011. [pdf]
  13. Zavala, V. M.;  and Anitescu, M.  Stability and Robustness of Wholesale Electricity Markets. IFAC CSC18 , 2011. [pdf]
  14. Zavala, V. M.;  and Anitescu, M.  Achieving Higher Frequencies in Large-Scale Nonlinear Model Predictive Control. IEEE CDC, 2010. [pdf]
  15. Zavala, V. M.; Botterud, A.; Constantinescu, E. M. and Wang, J.  Computational and Economic Limitations of  Dispatch Operations in the Next-Generation Power Grid. IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Power Supply, 2010. [pdf]
  16. Zavala, V. M.;  and Anitescu, M.  Achieving Higher Frequencies in Large-Scale Nonlinear Model Predictive Control. IEEE CDC, 2010. [pdf]
  17. Alessandri, A.; Baglietto, M.;  Battistelli, G. and Zavala, V.M. Advances in Nonlinear Moving Horizon Estimation . IEEE CDC, 2010. [pdf]
  18. Zavala, V. M.;  Wang, J.; Leyffer,  S.; Constantinescu, E.M.; Anitescu, M. and Conzelmann, G.  Proactive Energy Management for Next-Generation Building Systems. SimBuild, 2010. [pdf]
  19. Alessandri, A.; Baglietto, M.;  Battistelli, G. and Zavala, V.M. Computationally Efficient, Approximate Moving Horizon State Estimation for Nonlinear Systems. NOLCOS, 2010. [pdf]
  20. Zavala, V. M.;  Constantinescu, E.M. and Anitescu, M.  Economic Impacts of Advanced Weather Forecasting on Energy System Operations. IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, 2010. [pdf]
  21. Zavala, V. M.;  Anitescu, M.; and Krause, T.  On the Optimal On-Line Management of Photovoltaic-Hydrogen Hybrid Energy Systems. 10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, 2009. [pdf]
  22. Zavala, V. M.; Huang, R. and Biegler, L.T. Simultaneous Nonlinear Programming Strategies for Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Applications: Recent Advances and Future Directions. Proceedings of FOCAPO, 2008. 
  23. Zavala, V. M.; and Biegler, L.T. The Advanced Step NMPC ControllerProceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Advanced Process Control Applications for Industry - Vancouver, Canada. 2007
  24. Zavala, V. M.; Laird, C.D. and Biegler, L.T. A Fast Computational Framework for Large-Scale Moving Horizon Estimation. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Dynamics  and Control of Process Systems - Cancun, Mexico. 2007 [pdf].
  25. Zavala, V. M.; Laird, C.D. and Biegler, L.T. Fast Solvers and Rigorous Models: Can Both be Accommodated in NMPC?Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop on NMPC for Fast Systems - Grenoble, France.  2006.  [pdf].

Technical Reports

  • Zavala, V. M. and Anitescu, M.  On the Dynamic Stability of Electricity Markets, 2011. [pdf]
  • Zavala, V.M. and F. D'Amato. Model Predictive Control in Combined-Cycle Power Plants: Market Implications, 2012. [pdf]
  • Zavala, V. M., Thomas, C.; Zimmerman, M. and Ott, A.  Next-Generation Building Energy Management Systems and Implications for Electricity Markets. Argonne National Laboratory, ANL/MCS-TM-315, 2011. [pdf]
  • Zavala, V. M., Skow, D., Celinski, T. and P. Dickinson. Techno-Economic Evaluation of a Next-Generation Building Energy Management System. Argonne National Laboratory, ANL/MCS-TM-313, 2011. [pdf]
  • Kannan, A. and Zavala, V. M. A Game-Theoretical Dynamic Model for Electricity Markets.  Argonne National aboratory, ANL/MCS-P1792-1010, 2011. [pdf]
  • Zavala, V. M.; Constantinescu, E. M.; Krause, T.; and Anitescu, M.  Weather Forecast-Based Optimization of Integrated Energy Systems. Argonne National Laboratory, ANL/MCS-TM-305,  2009. [pdf]
  • Constantinescu, E. M.; Zavala, V. M.; Rocklin, M.; Lee, S.; and Anitescu, M.  Unit Commitment with Wind Power Generation: Integrating Wind Forecast Uncertainty and Stochastic Programming. Argonne National Laboratory, ANL/MCS-TM-309,  2009. [pdf]

  Thesis

  • Zavala, V. M. Computational Strategies for the Optimal Operation of Large-Scale Chemical Processes.  PhD Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008 [pdf].