Artur receives Veni grant

We are happy to share that Artur receives a Veni grant from NWO (Dutch Research Council) to work on reinforcement learning for chemical process design.

As global chemical industries adapt to become greener there is a substantial need to transform the way that chemical processes are designed. Digitization and artificial intelligence offer new opportunities for the design of sustainable chemical processes. In this project, a new reinforcement learning algorithm is developed. The algorithm interacts with a simulation environment and iteratively learns how to design chemical processes. The research advances state-of-the-art methods by leveraging the power of fundamental engineering knowledge and big data. The developed methods will be implemented in a software prototype to be applied by industrial users.

Veni is part of the NWO Talent Programme It allows researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years.