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        Huang APEGA Reduced

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

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada


Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Journal Control Engineering Practice

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

Tel: (780) 492-9016
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-Course Outline


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    

Recent publication 1: Process monitoring using generalized probabilistic linear latent variable model, Automatica, Volume 96, October 2018, Pages 73–83

Recent publication 2: Variational Bayesian approach for ARX systems with missing observations and varying time-delays, Automatica, Volume 94, August 2018, Pages 194-204

Recent publication 3: Approaches to robust process identification: A review and tutorial of probabilistic methods, Journal of Process Control, Volume 66, June 2018, Pages 68-83

Recent publication 4: Mixtures of probabilistic PCA with common structure latent bases for process monitoring, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, DOI: 10.1109/TCST.2017.2778691.

Recent publication 5: Bayesian State Estimation on Finite Horizons: the Case of Linear State-Space Model, Automatica, Volume 85, 91-99, November 2017.

Recent publication 6: Iterative Residual Generator for Fault Detection with Linear Time-Invariant State-Space Models, IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, Volume: 62, Issue: 10, Oct. 2017, 5422 - 5428.



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