Dr. Biao Huang


NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Control of Oil Sands Processes
Office: 12-265 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
9211 - 116 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9
Phone: 780.492.9016
Fax: 780.492.2881

Research Areas:

process control, system identification, control performance assessment, Bayesian methods, fuel cell modeling and control, and bioinformatics, with publications of four books in control loop performance monitoring, subspace methods, fuel cell modeling and control, and control valve monitoring respectively.


Biao Huang obtained his PhD degree in Process Control from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 1997. He also had MSc degree (1986) and BSc degree (1983) in Automatic Control from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Biao Huang joined the University of Alberta in 1997 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, and is currently a Professor, NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Control of Oil Sands Processes and AITF Industry Chair in Process Control. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, and recipient of Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Canadian Chemical Engineer Society’s Syncrude Canada Innovation Award and D.G. Fisher Award, University of Alberta’s McCalla and Killam Professorship, Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, and a best paper award from Journal of Process Control. Biao Huang has applied his expertise extensively in industrial practice.

He currently serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Control Engineering Practice, the Associate Editor for Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering and the Associate Editor for Journal of Process Control.

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