Prof. Biao Huang (IEEE Fellow)
University of Alberta, Canada
Biography: Biao Huang joined the University of Alberta in 1997 as an Assistant Professor, promoted to Associate Professor in 2001, and full Professor in 2003. He is currently NSERC’s Senior Industrial Research Chair in Control of Oil Sands Processes, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, and Fellow of IEEE. He also served as the Alberta Innovates Technology Futures’ Industry Chair in Process Control. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Process Control from the University of Alberta in 1997. He received an MSc degree (1986) and a BSc degree (1983) in Automatic Control from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a recipient of Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Canadian Chemical Engineer Society’s Syncrude Canada Innovation Award, D.G. Fisher Award and Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice; APEGA’s Summit Research Excellence Award; University of Alberta’s McCalla and Killam Professorship Awards; Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award; AsTech Outstanding Achievement in Science & Engineering Award; Best Paper Award from Journal of Process Control in the category “methodology/theory” for the period 2002 to 2005. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Control Engineering Practice, Subject Editor for Journal of the Franklin Institute, Associate Editor for Journal of Process Control, and Editorial Board member for the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering and Journal Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems. He is active in serving international societies including IFAC and IEEE.