PRISM Group at BYU

Process Research and Intelligent Systems Modeling (PRISM) is a world class collaborative research group for the application of innovative advanced process control, optimization, cybersecurity, estimation, digital twin modeling, machine learning, and data science applied to:

The group includes graduate and undergraduate students who are taking a lead role in the specific applications mentioned above. The PRISM group also develops novel algorithms and techniques for large-scale and complex systems. These applications and techniques advance the area of Process Systems Engineering (PSE).

Increased computational resources and machine learning methods have triggered a new era of data science that has transformative potential across many fields, but these possibilities have yet to come to fruition because physics-based and other a priori information cannot be incorporated into the current machine learning algorithms. Hybrid machine learning developed in the BYU PRISM group overcomes current limitations by including physics-based activation functions and developing solver methods for hybrid deep learning.