Leo H. Chiang | AIChE

Leo H. Chiang

Associate Technology Director
The Dow Chemical Company

Leo H. Chiang is Associate Technology Director at The Dow Chemical Company, leading Chemometrics and Big Data Analytics implementations for Manufacturing. Leo has developed and implemented several data analytics techniques to solve complex manufacturing problems, resulting in 11 Dow Manufacturing Technology Center Awards. In 2016 he received the Dow R&D Excellence in Science Award in recognition of his scientific achievement in industrial research. 

Leo has a B.S. degree from University of Wisconsin at Madison and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in Chemical Engineering. Leo has contributed to over 20 externally refereed papers and an additional 15 proceedings papers and has given over 70 conference presentations and university lectures.  Leo has co-authored two books published by Springer Verlag. His textbook Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Industrial Systems is available in English and Chinese and has received over 1,700 citations according to Google Scholar.

Leo is active in American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), having served as 2014-2016 Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) director, 2016 CAST 10E programming chair, and 2017-2018 AIChE spring meeting program chair (MPC).  Leo was instrumental in setting up the Big Data Analytics Topical Conference of the AIChE spring meeting (2015 to 2017).  He was recognized by the AIChE with the 2016 Herbert Epstein Award for his leadership on Big Data Analytics technical programming and 2016 Computing Practice Award for his world-class leadership in the development and application of methodologies in analytics for batch and continuous processes known as Big Data.