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Books and Chapters

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2022

Krishna, P; Ellis, M J

Control-oriented hybrid modeling framework for building thermal modeling Book Chapter Forthcoming

Li, M (Ed.): AIP Publishing, Forthcoming.

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2017

Lao, L; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control of transport-reaction processes Book Chapter

Rohani, S (Ed.): Chapter 13, pp. 545–586, Elsevier, Netherlands, 2017.

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2016

Ellis, M; Liu, J; Christofides, P D

Economic Model Predictive Control: Theory, Formulations and Chemical Process Applications. Book

Springer-Verlag, London, England, 2016.

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Journal Articles

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2022

Narasimhan, S; El-Farra, N H; Ellis, M J

A control-switching approach for cyberattack detection in process systems with minimal false alarms Journal Article Forthcoming

AIChE Journal, Forthcoming.

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Chinde, V; Lin, Y; Ellis, M J

Data-enabled predictive control for building HVAC systems Journal Article

Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 144 , pp. 081001, 2022.

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Narasimhan, S; El-Farra, N H; Ellis, M J

Active multiplicative cyberattack detection utilizing controller switching for process systems Journal Article

Journal of Process Control, 116 , pp. 64-79, 2022.

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Narasimhan, S; El-Farra, N H; Ellis, M J

Detectability-based controller design screening for processes under multiplicative cyberattacks Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 68 , pp. e17430, 2022.

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2020

Redeker, D C; Jiang, D Y; Kullar, J S; Leung, V; Palazoglu, A; Ellis, M J

Comment on "CO2 utilization feasibility study: Dimethyl carbonate direct synthesis process with dehydration reactive distillation'' Journal Article

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 34 (59), pp. 15387-15389, 2020.

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Ellis, M J; Chinde, V

An encoder–decoder LSTM-based EMPC framework applied to a building HVAC system Journal Article

Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 160 , pp. 508–520, 2020, ISSN: 0263-8762.

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2019

Patel, N R; Rawlings, J B; Ellis, M J; Wenzel, M J; Turney, R D

Economic optimization of distributed embedded battery units for large-scale heating, ventilation, and air conditioning applications Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 65 , pp. e16576, 2019.

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Kumar, R; Jalving, J; Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J; Elbsat, M N; Drees, K H; Zavala, V M

Benchmarking stochastic and deterministic MPC: A case study in stationary battery systems Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 65 , pp. e16551, 2019.

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Kumar, R; Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J; Elbsat, M N; Drees, K H; Zavala, V M

Hierarchical MPC schemes for periodic systems using stochastic programming Journal Article

Automatica, 107 , pp. 306–316, 2019, ISSN: 0005-1098.

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2018

Kumar, R; Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J; ElBsat, M N; Drees, K H; Zavala, V M

A stochastic model predictive control framework for stationary battery systems Journal Article

IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 33 , pp. 4397–4406, 2018, ISSN: 0885-8950.

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2016

Ellis, M; Durand, H; Christofides, P D

Elucidation of the role of constraints in economic model predictive control Journal Article

Annual Reviews in Control, 41 , pp. 208–217, 2016, ISSN: 1367-5788.

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Durand, H; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control designs for input rate-of-change constraint handling and guaranteed economic performance Journal Article

Computers & Chemical Engineering, 92 , pp. 18–36, 2016, ISSN: 0098-1354.

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2015

Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Real-time economic model predictive control of nonlinear process systems Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 61 , pp. 555–571, 2015, ISSN: 1547-5905.

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Alanqar, A; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control of nonlinear process systems using empirical models Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 61 , pp. 816–830, 2015, ISSN: 1547-5905.

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Lao, L; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Handling state constraints and economics in feedback control of transport-reaction processes Journal Article

Journal of Process Control, 32 , pp. 98–108, 2015, ISSN: 0959-1524.

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Lao, L; Ellis, M; Durand, H; Christofides, P D

Real-time preventive sensor maintenance using robust moving horizon estimation and economic model predictive control Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 61 , pp. 3374–3389, 2015, ISSN: 1547-5905.

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Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control of nonlinear time-delay systems: Closed-loop stability and delay compensation Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 61 , pp. 4152–4165, 2015, ISSN: 1547-5905.

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2014

Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Integrating dynamic economic optimization and model predictive control for optimal operation of nonlinear process systems Journal Article

Control Engineering Practice, 22 , pp. 242–251, 2014, ISSN: 0967-0661.

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Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control with time-varying objective function for nonlinear process systems Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 60 , pp. 507–519, 2014, ISSN: 1547-5905.

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Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Optimal time-varying operation of nonlinear process systems with economic model predictive control Journal Article

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 , pp. 4991–5001, 2014.

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Lao, L; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control of parabolic PDE systems: Addressing state estimation and computational efficiency Journal Article

Journal of Process Control, 24 , pp. 448–462, 2014, ISSN: 0959-1524.

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Ellis, M; Zhang, J; Liu, J; Christofides, P D

Robust moving horizon estimation based output feedback economic model predictive control Journal Article

Systems & Control Letters, 68 , pp. 101–109, 2014, ISSN: 0167-6911.

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Lao, L; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Smart manufacturing: Ħandling preventive actuator maintenance and economics using model predictive control Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 60 , pp. 2179–2196, 2014, ISSN: 1547-5905.

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Lao, L; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control of transport-reaction processes Journal Article

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 , pp. 7382–7396, 2014.

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Ellis, M; Durand, H; Christofides, P D

A tutorial review of economic model predictive control methods Journal Article

Journal of Process Control, 24 , pp. 1156–1178, 2014, ISSN: 0959-1524.

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Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Selection of control configurations for economic model predictive control systems Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 60 , pp. 3230–3242, 2014, ISSN: 1547-5905.

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Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Performance monitoring of economic model predictive control systems Journal Article

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 , pp. 15406–15413, 2014.

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Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

On finite-time and infinite-time cost improvement of economic model predictive control for nonlinear systems Journal Article

Automatica, 50 , pp. 2561–2569, 2014, ISSN: 0005-1098.

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Durand, H; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Integrated design of control actuator layer and economic model predictive control for nonlinear processes Journal Article

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 53 , pp. 20000–20012, 2014.

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2013

Ellis, M; Heidarinejad, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control of nonlinear singularly perturbed systems Journal Article

Journal of Process Control, 23 , pp. 743–754, 2013, ISSN: 0959-1524.

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Lao, L; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Proactive fault-tolerant model predictive control Journal Article

AIChE Journal, 59 , pp. 2810–2820, 2013, ISSN: 1547-5905.

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Tu, T S; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Model predictive control of a nonlinear large-scale process network used in the production of vinyl acetate Journal Article

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52 , pp. 12463–12481, 2013.

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Conference Proceedings

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2021

Ellis, M J

Machine learning enhanced grey-box models for building thermal modeling Inproceedings

Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 3971-3922, New Orleans, LA, 2021.

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Ellis, M J; Chinde, V

Recurrent neural network-based economic MPC applied to building HVAC systems Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 6th International High Performance Buildings Conference, pp. 3649, West Lafayette, IN, 2021.

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Frasier, A; Meyers, F; Ross, D; Pistochini, T; Ellis, M J

A standard testing protocol applied to CO2 Sensors and CO2-based demand control ventilation systems Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 6th International High Performance Buildings Conference, pp. 3649, West Lafayette, IN, 2021.

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2020

Ellis, M J

Formulation of economic model predictive control to address system dynamics over multiple time scales Inproceedings

Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 1974–1979, Denver, CO, 2020.

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2018

Lenhardt, B; Ellis, M J; Turney, R D

Economic model predictive control for variable refrigerant flow systems Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 5th International High Performance Buildings Conference, pp. 2125, West Lafayette, IN, 2018.

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Patel, N R; Rawlings, J B; Ellis, M J; Wenzel, M J; Turney, R D

An economic model predictive control framework for distributed embedded battery applications Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 5th International High Performance Buildings Conference, pp. 3134, West Lafayette, IN, 2018.

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Alanqar, A; Ellis, M J; Bernal, Tapiero J E; Wenzel, M J

Practice-oriented system identification strategies for MPC of building thermal and HVAC dynamics Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 5th International High Performance Buildings Conference, pp. 3142, West Lafayette, IN, 2018.

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Kumar, R; Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J; ElBsat, M N; Drees, K H; Zavala, V W

A hierarchical model predictive control approch to battery systems Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 5th International High Performance Buildings Conference, pp. 3186, West Lafayette, IN, 2018.

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Ellis, M J; Alanqar, A

Formulation and application of an economic model predictive control scheme for connected thermostats Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 5th International High Performance Buildings Conference, pp. 3194, West Lafayette, IN, 2018.

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Wenzel, M J; ElBsat, M N; Ellis, M J; Asmus, M J; Przybyiski, A J; Baumgartner, R; Burroughs, J H; Willmott, G; Drees, K H; Turney, R D

Large scale optimization problems for central energy facilities with distributed energy storage Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 5th International High Performance Buildings Conference, pp. 3560, West Lafayette, IN, 2018.

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2016

Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

On closed-loop average economic performance under Lyapunov-based economic model predictive control Inproceedings

Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 4488–4493, Boston, MA, 2016.

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Ellis, M J; Wenzel, M J; Turney, R D

System identification for model predictive control of building region temperature Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 4th International High Performance Buildings Conference, pp. 3583, West Lafayette, IN, 2016.

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Kumar, R; Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J; ElBsat, M N; Drees, K H; Zavala, V M

Handling long horizons in MPC: A stochastic programming approach Inproceedings

Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 4488–4493, Boston, MA, 2016.

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2015

Anderson, T; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Distributed economic model predictive control of a catalytic reactor: Evaluation of sequential and iterative architectures Inproceedings

Proceedings of the IFAC International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes, pp. 278–283, Whistler, BC, 2015.

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Alanqar, A; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control of nonlinear process systems using multiple empirical models Inproceedings

Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 4953–4958, Chicago, IL, 2015.

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Durand, H; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Accounting for the control actuator layer in economic model predictive control of nonlinear processes Inproceedings

Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 2968–2973, Chicago, IL, 2015.

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Messori, M; Ellis, M; Cobelli, C; Christofides, P D; Magni, L

Improved postprandial glucose control with a customized model predictive controller Inproceedings

Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 5108–5115, Chicago, IL, 2015.

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Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Handling computational delay in economic model predictive control of nonlinear process systems Inproceedings

Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 2962–2967, Chicago, IL, 2015.

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Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control: Elucidation of the role of constraints Inproceedings

Proceedings of 5th IFAC Conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, pp. 47–56, Seville, Spain, 2015.

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2014

Lao, L; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Output feedback economic model predictive control of parabolic PDE systems Inproceedings

Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 1655–1660, Portland, OR, 2014, ISSN: 0743-1619.

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Lao, L; Ellis, M; Armaou, A; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control of parabolic PDE systems using empirical eigenfunctions Inproceedings

Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 3375–3380, Portland, OR, 2014, ISSN: 0743-1619.

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Ellis, M; Karafyllis, I; Christofides, P D

Stabilization of nonlinear sampled-data systems and economic model predictive control application Inproceedings

Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 5594–5601, Portland, OR, 2014, ISSN: 0743-1619.

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Lao, L; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control of a first-order hyperbolic PDE system Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 563–570, Los Angeles, CA, 2014.

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Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Control configuration selection for economic model predictive control Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 789–796, 2014.

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Lao, L; Ellis, M; Armaou, A; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control of parabolic PDE systems: Handling state constraints by adaptive proper orthogonal decomposition Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2758–2763, Los Angeles, CA, 2014.

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2013

Lao, L; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Proactive fault-tolerant model predictive control: Concept and application Inproceedings

Proceedings of the American Control Conference, pp. 5140–5145, Washington, D.C., 2013, ISSN: 0743-1619.

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Ellis, M; Heidarinejad, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control of nonlinear two-time-scale systems Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 21st IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, pp. 323–328, Platanias-Chania, Crete, Greece, 2013.

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Lao, L; Ellis, M; Christofides, P D

Economic model predictive control of a transport-reaction process Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 21st IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, pp. 329–334, Platanias-Chania, Crete, Greece, 2013.

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Patents

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2022

Turney, R D; Wenzel, M J; ElBsat, M N; Yang, L; Ellis, M J; Nonaka, M

Systems and methods for maintaining occupant comfort for various environmental conditions Patent

2022, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,281,173).

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Wenzel, M J; Turney, R D; Li, J; Ellis, M J; ElBsat, M N

Building control system with features for operating under intermittent connectivity to a cloud computation system Patent

2022, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,385,605).

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Alanqar, A W I; Du, F; Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J; ElBsat, M N

Building control system with heat disturbance estimation and prediction Patent

2022, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,215,375).

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Bell, K M; Kapler, B E; Schwegler, A S; Mousavi, L; Robbins, K R; Turney, R D; Ellis, M J; Wenzel, M J; ElBsat, M N; Bernal, Tapiero J E; Fentzlaff, B H

Smart thermostat with model predictive control and demand response integration Patent

2022, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,274,849).

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Przybylski, A J; Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J

Building management system with online configurable system identification Patent

2022, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,243,503).

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Przybylski, A J; Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J; Mueller, J T

Central plant control system with plug and play EMPC Patent

2022, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,275,363).

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Fread, J W; Willmott, G; Beaty, R C; Schlagenhaft, S A; Ellis, M J; Wenzel, M J

Central plant optimization with optimization modification Patent

2022, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,281,198).

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2021

Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J

Central plant with asset allocator Patent

2021, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,956,842).

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Ellis, M J; Burroughs, J H; Bernal, Tapiero J E; Alanqar, A W I

Building management system with automatic comfort constraint adjustment Patent

2021, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,098,921).

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Ellis, M J; Alanqar, A W I

Building management system with triggered feedback set-point signal for persistent excitation Patent

2021, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,085,663).

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Alanqar, A W I; Ellis, M J

Building control system with automated Kalman filter parameter initiation and system identification Patent

2021, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,210,591).

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Burroughs, J H; Przybylski, A J; Ellis, M J; ElBsat, M N; Wenzel, M J

Variable refrigerant flow system with zone grouping Patent

2021, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,137,162).

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Burroughs, J H; Przybylski, A J; Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J

Central plant control system, method, and controller with multi-level granular and non-granular asset allocation Patent

2021, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,955,800).

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Wenzel, M J; ElBsat, M N; Ellis, M J; Przybylski, A J; Baumgartner, R A; Burroughs, J H; Drees, K H; Turney, R D

Control system for central energy facility with distributed energy storage Patent

2021, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,209,184).

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2020

Patel, N R; Turney, R D; Ellis, M J

HVAC system using model predictive control system with distributed low-level airside optimization and airside power consumption model Patent

2020, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,809,675).

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Patel, N R; Ellis, M J; Wenzel, M J; Turney, R D; Lenhardt, B M

Building HVAC system with multi-level model predictive control Patent

2020, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,809,676).

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Wenzel, M J; Drees, K H; Ruiz, J I; Ellis, M J; ElBsat, M N; Burroughs, J H; Bernal, Tapiero J E

Photovoltaic energy system with stationary storage control Patent

2020, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,673,380).

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Patel, N R; Ellis, M J; Wenzel, M J; Turney, R D; Lenhardt, B M

Variable refrigerant flow system with multi-level model predictive control Patent

2020, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,564,612).

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Kumar, R; Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J; ElBsat, M N; Drees, K H; Tejeda, Zavala V M

Building energy system with stochastic model predictive control Patent

2020, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,739,742).

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Alanqar, A W I; Ellis, M J; Wenzel, M J; Bernal, Tapiero J E

Building management system with system identification using multi-step ahead error prediction Patent

2020, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,718,542).

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Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J

Central plant with asset allocator Patent

2020, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,706,375).

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Przybylski, A J; Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J; Mueller, J T

Central plant control system with plug and play EMPC Patent

2020, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,678,227).

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Alanqar, A W I; Ellis, M J; Wenzel, M J

Building management system with saturation detection and removal for system identification Patent

2020, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,767,886).

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Przybylski, A J; Schluechtermann, T; Burroughs, J H; Mueller, J T; Wenzel, M J; Ellis, M J

Building automation system with an energy optimization builder and generic data model designer Patent

2020, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,767,885).

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Patel, N R; Turney, R D; Ellis, M J

HVAC system using model predictive control system with distributed low-level airside optimization Patent

2020, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 11,067,955).

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Alanqar, A W I; Ellis, M J; Wenzel, M J; Bernal, Tapiero J E

Building management system with efficient model generation for system identification Patent

2020, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,684,598).

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2019

Turney, R D; Ellis, M J; Wenzel, M J; ElBsat, M N; Bernal, Tapiero J E; Fentzlaff, B H

Smart thermostat with model predictive control Patent

2019, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,495,337).

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2018

Turney, R D; Ellis, M J; Wenzel, M J; ElBsat, M N; Bernal, Tapiero J E; Fentzlaff, B H

Smart thermostat with model predictive control Patent

2018, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,146,237).

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Hofschulz, H A; Turney, R D; Gamroth, T J; Ellis, M J

Systems and methods for extending the battery life of a wireless sensor in a building control system Patent

2018, (US Non-provisional Patent Number: 10,042,340).

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Master’s Thesis

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2021

Frasier, A

Standard Testing Protocols for HVAC-grade CO2 Sensors and CO2-based Demand Control Ventilation Systems Masters Thesis

University of California, Davis, 2021.

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