Dr Tariq Samad
Dr Tariq Samad holds the W.R. Sweatt Chair and is a Senior Fellow in the Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota. He joined TLI in 2016 after a 30-year career with Honeywell, retiring as Corporate Fellow. At Honeywell he led technology developments in automation and control for the process industries, homes and buildings, advanced manufacturing, aerospace, and automotive sectors. He is a past president of the American Automatic Control Council and the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IFAC and the founding chair of the IFAC Industry Committee. Dr. Samad holds 20 patents and has authored or coauthored more than 100 conference and journal publications, including the Encyclopedia of Systems and Control (co-editor-in-chief, Springer). He is the editor for a book series on “Technology Management, Innovation, and Leadership” (John Wiley & Sons / IEEE Press). He was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the US Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, representing industrial and commercial stakeholders.