Education

Licensure

  • Professional Engineer Licensed in Illinois

Research Interests

  • Operations research
    • Organization modeling
    • Process logistics
  • Complex systems in engineering
    • Static and dynamic behavior of reactor networks
    • Bifurcation studies of coupled systems
    • Control of coupled reactor systems
    • Physical infrastructure interdependencies
  • Methods and tools

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Software Engineer (2006-present)
    Center for Complex Adaptive Agents Systems Simulation
    Decision and Information Sciences (DIS) Division
    Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
  • Adjunct Professor (2009-present)
    Chemical & Biological Engineering
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
  • Laboratory-Graduate Research Appointment (2004-2006)
    Center for Complex Adaptive Agents Systems Simulation
    Decision and Information Sciences (DIS) Division
    Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
  • Research Assistant (1997-2006)
    Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
  • Intern Engineer (1997-2000)
    Air Liquide, Countryside, IL

Honors

  • Sigma Xi Research Award, 2005
  • First Place, Inter-Professional Projects Award, Illinois Institute of Technology Fourth Annual Research Conference, 1999
  • Honorable Mention, AIChE Annual Meeting, CAST Director’s Award from the Computing and Systems Technology Division, 1998
  • First Place, Inter-Professional Projects Award, Illinois Institute of Technology Third Annual Research Conference, 1998
  • Illinois Institute of Technology Distinguished Service Award, 1997
  • Second Place, Undergraduate Research Award, Illinois Institute of Technology Second Annual Research Conference, 1997

Publications

Book Chapters

Journal Articles

  • Kuhn, J.R., J.F. Courtney, B. Morris, and E. Tatara, “Agent-based analysis and simulation of the consumer airline market share for Frontier Airlines,” Knowledge-Based Systems, 23, 875-882, 2010.
  • Tatara, E., F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Control of Complex Distributed Systems with Distributed Intelligent Agents," Journal of Process Control, 17, 415-427, 2007.
  • Tatara, E., I. Birol, F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Measuring Complexity in Reactor Networks with Cubic Autocatalytic Reactions," Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 44, 2781-2791, 2005.
  • Tatara, E., I. Birol, F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Agent-based Control of Autocatalytic Replicators in Networks of Reactors," Computers & Chemical Engineering, 29, 807-815, 2005.
  • Tatara, E., I. Birol, F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Static and Dynamic Behavior of Autocatalytic Replicators in Reactor Networks," Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 43, 3972-3993, 2004.
  • Undey, C., S. Ertunc, E. Tatara, F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Batch Process Monitoring and Diagnosis: Application to Polymerization Systems," Macromolecular Symposia, 206(1), 121-134, 2004.
  • Undey, C., E. Tatara, and A. Cinar, "Intelligent Real-time Performance Monitoring and Quality Prediction for Batch/fed-batch Cultivations," Journal of Biotechnology, 108(1) 61-77, 2004.
  • Undey, C., E. Tatara, and A. Cinar, "Real-time Batch Process Supervision by Integrated Knowledge-based Systems and Multivariate Statistical Methods," Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 16(5-6) 555-566, 2003.
  • Tatara, E., and A. Cinar, "An Intelligent System for Multivariate Statistical Process Monitoring and Diagnosis," ISA Transactions, 41, 255-270, 2002.
  • Tatara, E., and A. Cinar, "Interpreting ECG Data by Integrating Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Tools," IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 21(1) 36-41, 2002.

Conference Proceedings

  • Cinar, A., S. Perk, F. Teymour, M. North, E. Tatara, and M. Altaweel, "Monitoring, Analysis, and Diagnosis of Distributed Processes with Agent-based Systems," Proceedings of the International IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (ADCHEM), Istanbul, Turkey, July 12-15, 2009.
  • North, M.J., E. Tatara, N.T. Collier, and J. Ozik, "Visual Agent-Based Model Development with Repast Simphony," Proceedings of the Agent 2007 Conference on Complex Interaction and Social Emergence, Chicago, IL, November 15-17, 2007.
  • Tetiker, M.D., E. Tatara, M.North, F. Teymour, and A.Cinar, "Self-organization of Agent-based Grade Transisition in Distributed Chemical Reactor Networks, Proceedings of the 8th International IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems (DYCOPS 8), Cancun, Mexico, 2007.
  • Tatara, E., M.J. North, T.R. Howe, N.T. Collier, and J.R. Vos, "An Introduction to Repast Simphony Modeling Using a Simple Predator-Prey Example," Proceedings of the Agent 2006 Conference on Social Agents: Results and Prospects, Chicago, IL, September 21-23, 2006.
  • Tetiker, D., E. Tatara, M. North, C. Hood, F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Agent-based Approach to Reconfiguration of Distributed Chemical Reactor Networks," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, June 14-16, 2006.
  • Tatara, E., M. North, C. Hood., F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Agent-based Control of Spatially Distributed Chemical Reactor Networks," Proceedings of the International IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (ADCHEM), Gramado, Brazil, April 2-5, 2006.
  • Tatara, E., A. Artel, M. North, F. Teymour, C. Hood, and A. Cinar, "Agent-based Control for Dynamic Configuration of Spatially Distributed Networks," Proceedings of the Agent 2005 Conference on Generative Social Processes, Models, and Mechanisms, Chicago, IL, October 13 15, 2005.
  • Tatara, E., I. Birol, F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Agent-based Control of Discrete Spatially Distributed Systems," Proceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, Czech Republic, July 4-8, 2005.
  • Tatara, E., I. Birol, F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "An Agent-based Framework for Control of Reactor Networks with Autocatalytic Replicators," Proceedings of the 7th International IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems (DYCOPS 7), Cambridge, MA, 2004.
  • Tatara, E., I. Birol, F. Teymour, and A Cinar, "Agent-based Supervision and Control of Competitors in a Heterogeneous Environment," Proceedings of the Agent 2003 Conference on Challenges in Social Simulation, Chicago, Illinois, October 3-4, 2003.
  • Undey, C., E. Tatara, B.A. Williams, G. Birol, and A. Cinar, "A Hybrid Supervisory Knowledge-based System for Monitoring of Penicillin Fermentation," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, 3944-3949, 2000.
  • Undey, C., E. Tatara, B.A. Williams, G. Birol, and A. Cinar, "On-line Real-time Monitoring of Penicillin Fermentation," Proceedings of the International IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (ADCHEM), pp. 243-248, Pisa, Italy, 2000.
  • Tatara, E., A. Cinar, J. DeCicco, R. Raj, N. Aggarwal, M. Chesbro, J. Evans, M. Shah-Khan, and A. Zloza, "Patient Monitoring and Diagnosis Assistance by Integrating Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Tools," Proceedings of the First Joint BMES/EMBS Conference, Atlanta, GA, 699, 1999.
  • Cinar, A., E. Tatara, J. DeCicco, R. Raj, N. Aggarwal, M. Chesbro, J. Evans, M. Shah-Khan, and A. Zloza, "Automated Patient Monitoring and Diagnosis Assistance by Integrating Statistical and Artificial Intelligence Tools," Proceedings of the First Joint BMES/EMBS Conference, Atlanta, GA, 700, 1999.
  • Norvilas, A., E. Tatara, A. Negiz, J. DeCicco, and A. Cinar, "Statistical Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of a Continuous Polymerization Reactor by Interfacing Knowledge-based Systems and Multivariate SPC Tools," Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 3373-3377, 1998.
  • Tatara, E., A. Negiz, A. Norvilas, J. DeCicco, and A. Cinar, "Intelligent Sensor Auditing by Interfacing Knowledge-based Systems and Multivariate SPM Tools," Proceedings of the IFAC International Conference on On-line Fault Detection and Supervision in the Chemical Process Industries, Lyon, France, 1998.

Conference Presentations

  • Tatara, E (with J. Ozik), "How to Build an Agent-Based Model III – Repast Simphony," Workshop on Applied Agent-based Modeling in Management Research, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 7-11, 2009.
  • Tatara, E. (with M. North, D. Sallach, and C. Macal), "Modeling Strategic Contexts," OSD Human Social Culture Behavior Focus 2010 Conference, Chantilly, VA, August 5-7, 2009.
  • Artel, A., S. Perk, A. Cinar, F. Teymour, M. Tetiker, M. North, E. Tatara, and M. Altaweel, "Supervision of Distributed Processes with Agent-Based Systems: Agent Management and Adaptation," AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, November 8-13, 2009.
  • Tatara, E. "The Simphony Integrated Simulation Framework," MORS Workshop on Analyzing the Impact of Emerging Societies on National Security, Argonne, IL, April 15-17, 2008.
  • Tatara, E., M.J. North, J. Dolph, J. Kavicky, and E. Portante, "The Simphony Integrated Simulation Framework for Infrastructure Interdependency Modeling,"AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 4-9, 2007.
  • Tatara, E, "Repast Tutorial," NAACSOS Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 7-9, 2007.
  • Tatara, E., M.J. North, T.R. Howe, N.T. Collier, and M.T. Parker, "Building Models in Repast Simphony: A Predator-Prey Example," NAACSOS Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 7-9, 2007.
  • Tatara, E., J. Dolph, J. Kavicky, and E. Portante, "The Simphony Integrated Simulation Framework for National Security Decision Support," Defense Industrial Base Critical Infrastructure Protection Conference, Miami, FL, April 10-12, 2007.
  • Artel, A., E. Tatara, M. North, F. Teymour, C. Hood, and A. Cinar, "Spatial Reconfiguration of Reactor Operation with Genetic Algorithms and Online Learning in Reactor Networks," AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 12-17, 2006.
  • Bozada, T., T. Perkins, M.J. North, K.L. Simunich, and E. Tatara, "An Applied Approach to Representing Human Behavior in Military Logistics Operations," Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop, Orlando, FL, September 10-15, 2006.
  • Bozada, T., T. Perkins, K.L. Simunich, M.J. North, and E. Tatara, "Agent-based Discrete-Event Simulations of End-to-End Deployments," 74th Annual Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, June 13-15, 2006.
  • Perkins, T, T. Bozada, K.L. Simunich, M.J. North, and E. Tatara, "Analyzing Deployments Using Agent-based Discrete-Event Simulation," 74th Annual Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Colorado Springs, CO, June 13-15, 2006.
  • Tatara, E., "Agent-based Modeling of Complex Industrial Systems," Complexity in Industrial Ecology Workshop, Ann Arbor, MI, April 21-21, 2006.
  • Tatara, E., F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Agent-based Control of Spatially Distributed Chemical Reactor Networks," AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, November, 2005.
  • Tatara, E., M. North, C. Hood, F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Agent-based Control of Spatially Distributed Chemical Reactor Networks," The Third International Workshop on Engineering Self-Organising Applications (ESOA'05), Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 26, 2005.
  • Balasubramanian, S., E. Tatara, I. Birol, F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Reconfiguration of Production in CSTR Networks: Flexibility of Heterogeneous Setups," AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, November 7-12, 2004.
  • Tatara, E., I. Birol, F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, Static and Dynamic Behavior of Autocatalytic Replicators in Heterogeneous Reactor Networks, AIChE Annual Meeting (Paper 457f), San Francisco, CA, November 16-21, 2003.
  • Undey, C., S. Ertunc, E. Tatara, F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Batch Process Monitoring and Diagnosis: Application to Polymerization Systems," Polymer Reaction Engineering-5, Quebec City, Canada, May 18-23, 2003.
  • Undey, C., S. Ertunc, E. Tatara, and A. Cinar, "Real-time Fault Detection, Diagnosis, and Quality Prediction in Batch Fermentations," 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 23-27, 2003.
  • Tatara, E., I. Birol, F. Teymour, and A. Cinar, "Autocatalytic Species Competition in a Heterogeneous Environment," AIChE Annual Meeting (Paper 277e), Indianapolis, IN, November 3-8, 2002.
  • Undey, C., E. Tatara, and A. Cinar, "Real-time Knowledge-based System and Statistical Process Monitoring Quality Prediction and Fault Diagnosis for Batch Fermentation Processes," AIChE Annual Meeting (Paper 291e), Indianapolis, IN, November 3-8, 2002.
  • Cinar, A., C. Undey, and E. Tatara, "Data-based Modeling, Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis in Batch Process Operations," The Southern Great Lakes Local Section of the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM) Annual Meeting, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, October 19, 2002.
  • Tatara E., C. Undey, B. Williams, G. Birol, and A. Cinar, "A Real-time Knowledge-based System for Automated Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Batch Bioprocesses," AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 2000.
  • Tatara, E., and A. Cinar, "An Integrated Knowledge-based System for Automated System Identification, Monitoring, and Sensor Audit for Multivariable Processes," Midwest Control Conference, Urbana, IL, May 17, 1999.
  • Tatara, E., C. Undey, and A. Cinar, Batch Process Monitoring, Diagnosis, and Control, Gensym Corporation, Elk Grove Village, IL, 1999.
  • Tatara, E., A. Negiz, A. Norvilas, J. DeCicco, and A. Cinar, "A Hybrid System for Intelligent Sensor Auditing by Integrating Multivariate SPM Tools with Knowledge-based Systems," AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, November 1998.
  • Tatara, E., A. Negiz, A. Norvilas, J. DeCicco, and A. Cinar, "Intelligent Process Monitoring and Diagnosis by Interfacing Knowledge-based and Statistical Methods," AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, November 1998.