UBC Data Analytics and Intelligent Systems Lab

Paving the way for the next industrial revolution through data.


We develop novel algorithms and computational tools to bring a new level of automation to the process industry.

Research Overview

Latest Publications

Visualization of Multiscale Ring Formation in a Rotary Kiln
, , , , , | Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal. 2021 [PDF]
Representation Learning and Predictive Classification: Application with an Electric Arc Furnace
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Welcome to the UBC DAIS Lab

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Prof. Bhushan Gopaluni leads research activities at the UBC DAIS Lab. He is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Associate Dean, Education and Professional Development in the Faculty of Applied Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Read More.


DAIS Lab Research

Our research lies at the intersection of industrial process control, data analytics and machine learning.

Recent representative publications in these areas:

Machine Learning

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    Towards Self-Driving Processes: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach to Control
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    AIChE Journal. 2019 [PDF]
  • Data Analytics

  • Journal Paper
    Data-Driven Dynamic Modeling and Online Monitoring for Multiphase and Multimode Batch Processes with Uneven Batch Durations
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    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2019 [PDF]
  • Alarm Analytics

  • Journal Paper
    Univariate model-based deadband alarm design for nonlinear processes
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    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2019 [PDF]
  • Process Control

  • Journal Paper
    Machine Direction Adaptive Control on a Paper Machine
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    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2019 [PDF]

  • Research Themes

    We are at a unique historical moment with conditions ripe for a new industrial revolution that is going to take us to a level of automation that had never been seen before. This revolution is driven by a serendipitous confluence of ubiquitous cyber-physical systems or internet of things, gargantuan computing power, inexpensive memory and major algorithmic developments in machine learning and artificial intelligence.

    It is happening all around us in the form of self-driving cars to human-like robots.

    The process industries are in possession of treasure troves of heterogenous data that are gravely under utilized. These incredible volumes of data that industries already possess are poised to provide a level of insight and information never realized before, and thus alleviate economic and competitive pressures.

      DAIS Lab Research

    We often collaborate with industry partners and other academic researchers for problem-solving in specific domains. For a list of our projects and collaborators, please visit our Research page, check out our Publications and see our Team members:

      DAIS Lab Publications

      DAIS Lab People


    DAIS Lab Recruitment

    Please see our publications list for more information on our research. Our team members and some examples of current and past projects are also available on our team page. We upload our presentations and workshops to the resources page.

    Our group is recruiting year-round for postdocs, MASc and PhD students, visiting students and undergraduate students.

    Please see our Opportunities page for more information.


    DAIS Lab Highlights

    21 March 2021

    Daniel and Nathan's paper on meta-reinforcement learning has been selected as a Keynote at ADCHEM 2021. Congratulations!

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    DAIS Lab News

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