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Alumnus Elected Fellow of International Federation of Automatic Control

Alumnus Elected Fellow of International Federation of Automatic Control

USC Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science professor S. Joe Qin (Ph.D. '92, chemical engineering).
USC Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science professor S. Joe Qin (Ph.D. '92, chemical engineering).

Clark School Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) alumnus S. Joe Qin (Ph.D. '92) has been named an elected fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), a multinational partnership of independent professional societies that focus on the development and use of automatic control systems in scientific, biological, economic and social contexts.

Qin was recognized for "important contributions to data-driven statistical process monitoring and fault diagnosis and to the unification of different methods and applications of model predictive control." With his election, he becomes one of only 147 IFAC Fellows worldwide.

Qin, the Fluor Professor of Process Engineering and Vice Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California, is also an elected fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the author of over 100 papers. He is the recipient of numerous honors for his achievements in research and education, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the Viterbi School's 2011 Northrop Grumman Best Teaching Award, the DuPont Young Professor Award, the Halliburton/Brown & Root Young Faculty Excellence Award, and the NSF-China Outstanding Young Investigator Award; and was also named the Chang Jiang Professor of Tsinghua University by China's the Ministry of Education. His current research focuses on model predictive control, fault diagnosis, system identification, and monitoring of semiconductor, chemical, pulp and paper processes.

October 30, 2013


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