Guy Dumont is an expert in Process Control Engineering who developed and implemented one of the first successful industrial adaptive control schemes in the world in 1976. Several of his technologies have been successfully transferred to industry over the years. Motivated by a Wall Exploratory Workshop he co-directed, Dr. Dumont switched topics a decade ago to the field of biomedical engineering, where he researches physiological monitoring and control in critical care, most especially anesthesiology.
Dr. Dumont took his engineering diploma at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, Paris. He obtained his doctorate in Electrical Engineering at McGill University in 1977 and then spent over twenty years in private industry before being recruited to UBC in 1989. From 1989 to 1999, he held the senior Paprican/NSERC Industrial Chair in Industrial Process Control and worked closely with pulp and paper companies and suppliers. He has also served as Director of the Pulp and Paper Centre at UBC. He is, among other achievements, an elected fellow of both the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the IEEE, and a two-time winner of the NSERC Synergy Award.