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        Huang APEGA Reduced

Biao Huang, Professor, Ph.D, P.Eng

Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE Fellow)

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada

Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association

Senior University of Alberta Engineering Research Chair in Smart Automation

Honorary Editor - Control Engineering Practice (2024 - )

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the Franklin Institute (2024 - )

Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Journal Control Engineering Practice (2018-2023)

NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Control of Oil Sands Processes (2011-2022)

AITF Industry Chair in Process Control (2013-2018)

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

University of Alberta   

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Fax: (780) 492-2881


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  • Professor, University of Alberta (July 2003-)
  • Associate Professor, University of Alberta (July 2001-June 2003)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Alberta (July 1997-June 2001)
  • Process Control Engineer, Matrikon Applications Ltd., Edmonton (January-June 1997)
  • Sessional Lecturer, University of Alberta (January-June 1997)
  • Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Alberta (1992-1996)
  • Lecturer, Beijing Institute of Technology (1986-1992)


  • Ph.D., University of Alberta (1997)
  • M.Sc., Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics (1986)
  • B.Sc., Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics (1983)


  • CHE 576 Intermediate Process Control
  • CHE 358 Process Data Analysis
  • CHE 662 Process Identification


Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Process Control, State Estimation, Soft Sensors, System Identification, Control Performance Assessment, Fault Detection and Isolation

Video  - ASTech Award

Video – Interview with Cornell University

Research Activities on Data Analytics for Oil Industry – Alberta Oil Magazine

Video in 2014 APEGA Summit Award in Research Excellence

Video for introduction of NSERC IRC research program    



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