Tariq Samad

Tariq Samad is Corporate Fellow at Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, based in Minneapolis, U.S.A.. His career with Honeywell has spanned 25 years, during which time he has contributed to, and led, automation and control technology developments for applications in electric power systems, the process industries, building management, automotive engines, unmanned aircraft, and clean energy. His research interests relate broadly to automation, intelligence, and autonomy for complex engineering systems. Dr. Samad is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of several awards including the 2008 IEEE CSS Control Systems Technology Award. He served as the President of IEEE Control Systems Society in 2009 and he will be the President Elect for the American Automatic Control Council in 2012. He was editor-in-chief of IEEE Control Systems Magazine from 1998 to 2003. He was the Program Chair for the 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control (Taiwan) and he is the General Chair for the 2012 American Control Conference (Montréal). Dr. Samad holds 17 patents and has authored or coauthored over 100 publications, including the recent online report, The Impact of Control Technology (ieeecss.org/main/IoCT-report). He currently serves on the editorial board of IEEE Press. He represents Honeywell on the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute and he is a member of the Governing Board of the U.S. Smart Grid Interoperability Panel. Dr. Samad holds a B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.