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 in 2002, Dr. Dumont switched his interests 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 12 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. From 2006-2010 he served as Director of the Pulp and Paper Centre at UBC. He is also Associate Member of the UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics as well as a Principal Investigator at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. In 2011-12, he was a PWIAS Distinguished Scholar in Residence. He is an elected fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the IEEE, IFAC and the Royal Society of Canada, co-winner of the 2010 NSERC Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research and a three-time winner of the NSERC Synergy Award.