Thomas A. (Tom) Badgwell Ph.D., P.E., is a Research Associate with ExxonMobil Research & Engineering in Annandale, New Jersey. He received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. Tom’s career has focused on modeling, optimization, and control of chemical processes, with past positions at Setpoint, Fisher/Rosemount, Rice University, and Aspen Technology. He is a fellow of AIChE and recently served as a Director of the CAST Division. Tom received the Computing Practice Award from the CAST Division in 2013. He also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Process Control, published by IFAC.