Sirish L. Shah has been with the University of Alberta since 1978, where he is currently Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering. While at the University of Alberta he held the NSERC-Matrikon-Suncor-iCORE Senior Industrial Research Chair in Computer Process Control from 1999 to 2012. He is the recipient of the Albright & Wilson Americas Award of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) in 1989, the Killam Professor in 2003 and the D.G. Fisher Award of the CSChE for significant contributions in the field of systems and control in 2006. He has held visiting appointments at Oxford University, Kumamoto University (Japan) as a senior research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) , the University of Newcastle, Australia, IIT-Madras, India and the National University of Singapore. The main area of his current research is process data analytics involving process and performance monitoring, design of smart alarm systems, system identification and design and implementation of softsensors. He has co-authored two books, the first titled, Performance Assessment of Control Loops: Theory and Applications, and ‘Diagnosis of Process Nonlinearities and Valve Stiction: Data Driven Approaches”.