Richard Braatz General Chair, 2020 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Past Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Control Systems Magazine - 2012-2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Email Biography Richard D. Braatz is the Gilliland Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he does research in control theory and its application to biomedical systems, pharmaceuticals manufacturing, and nanotechnology. He received MS and PhD degrees from the California Institute of Technology and was a Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University before moving to MIT. He has consulted or collaborated with more than a dozen companies including IBM, United Technologies Corporation, Novartis, and Abbott Laboratories. Honors include the AACC Donald P. Eckman Award, the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award from the Engineering Research Council, the Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize, and best paper awards from IEEE- and IFAC-sponsored control journals. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IFAC, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.