Alan Hugo, PhD, has a BASc from Univ. of Calgary, an MASc from Waterloo Univ., and a PhD from McMaster Univ., all in chemical engineering, and is employed as an automation engineer at Corteva Agriscience. He has 20 years of experience as a control engineer at Valero and ExxonMobil where he worked on advanced process control and soft-sensor applications. In addition, he has several patents in the areas of alarm analysis and controller performance assessment. His interests are in computer process control, alarm management, and inferential measurements.