Tariq Samad holds the Honeywell/W.R. Sweatt Chair and is the director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Management of Technology degree program at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Dep. of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He joined TLI in May, 2016 after a 30-year career with Honeywell. Dr. Samad was the President of the American Automatic Control Council from 2014 to 2015 and the President of IEEE Control Systems Society in 2009.