Dr. John D. Hedengren is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on innovative algorithms for modeling and optimization of dynamic systems. Applications include the APMonitor Modeling Platform, Biological Systems, Energy Storage in Power Systems, Large-scale Algorithms for Complex Optimization, Drilling Automation, Data Validation, and Unmanned Aerial Systems. Dr. Hedengren's current research activities are to develop efficient modeling and optimization methods for large-scale dynamic systems. Combining first principles with data driven models allows complex systems to be analyzed to gain fundamental process insight. This insight can be used to design, monitor, and optimize a variety of systems including biological, energy, environmental, and safety applications. Process Research and Intelligent Systems Modeling (PRISM) is developing a world class collaborative research group for the application of innovative advanced process control and optimization techniques.