The Process Modeling, Monitoring, and Control Research Group at IIT is directed by Professor Ali Cinar and is comprised of faculty and graduate students who are doing state of the art research in the field of systems theory, modeling, and control. Collaborative projects in polymer reaction engineering, pharmaceuticals, food processing, medicine, and biotechnology provide opportunities to test and enhance the methodologies developed.

The Group's research focuses on the development of methods and tools for empirical modeling, monitoring and control for multivariable processes and their applications to manufacturing operations. Statistical and empirical models are used in the design of advanced control techniques for multivariable nonlinear processes, in statistical monitoring and diagnosis of batch and continuous processes and in the intelligent, fault-tolerant supervisory control of processes with real-time knowledge-based control systems.