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Eric Fraga’s interests lie at the interfaces between engineering, mathematics and computer science.  He is specifically interested in the design of novel computer algorithms and mathematical techniques and their application to problems in process engineering.  In the past, his research has concentrated on the development of methods for automated process design, or process synthesis, with the development of tools for the design of profitable, safe, environmentally benign chemical plants.  These tools, including most prominently the Jacaranda system, use a variety of optimization methods and specially targeted visualization and interaction procedures to provide a system which is both powerful and easy to use.  A full summary of research activities and interests, are available from Professor Fraga’s home pages.

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