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Alok Kole, Speaker at Catalysis Conferences
RCC Institute of Information Technology, India
Title : Application of artificial intelligence in process control & automation of chemical industry


The chemical industry is one of the most important industrial sectors and at the same time one of the largest consumers of energy and raw materials. A successful energy transition and the development of a circular economy can only succeed if they are actively supported and shaped by the chemical industry – through the redesign of existing production processes and the exploration and implementation of new process routes. The challenge is to realize this transformation within a very short time and for many production processes, whereby a much larger number of process routes must be explored. Digital technologies are key to master this transformation towards more sustainability, climate, and environmental protection. The KEEN project aims to explore and leverage artificial intelligence (AI) opportunities in process industry. AI technologies have tremendous potential in improving chemical production processes. From demand forecasting to quality control, technologies using artificial intelligence are completely redefining the concepts of chemical production. The newly developed AI methods are tested wherever possible in real working environments and production plants to prove the economic benefit, applicability, and reliability of the methods and technologies.


Alok Kole received the B.E. in EE from BESU (presently IIEST) in 1990, M.E.E (Control Engineering specialization) and Ph. D. Degrees in Artificial Intelligence, all from Jadavpur University, Kolkata India, in 1992 and 2008 respectively. Alok Kole is currently serving as a Professor and head of the A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Research Innovation Center (Joint collaboration with National Instrument, USA & RCCIIT) of RCC Institute of Information Technology, Kolkata. His research interests include evolutionary computing, machine learning, Intelligence Control, Automation and Image processing. Dr.Kole has published more than 100 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. He is the editorial board members of International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining. Inderscience, International Journal of Electronics Science, Technology and applications, International Journal of Intelligent Autonomous and so on. He has been associated with the international program committees and organizing committees of several reputed international conferences including ICICPI, Calcon etc. He has served more than ten and half years in several Multinational Organizations like TATA Steel, Bechtel and General Electric (GE) Nuovo Pignone in the field of Control, Instrumentation and Electrical generation & Distribution system. He has also served in several academic Institutes more than 21 years in the field of research and academics. He is a Fellow of Institute of Engineers, Senior Member of IEEE and Branch counselor of IEEE Student Branch & branch adviser of IEEE student branch. He also acted as the President and Co-Ordinator of Institutions’ Innovation Council and National Institute of Startup policy of RCCIIT respectively. Under his leadership RCCIIT has organized Smart India Hackathon 2023 successfully.