Dr. Theodora Kourti is senior technical director with GSK and an adjunct professor with McMaster University. Kourti is a Chemical Engineer and holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University in Polymer Reaction Engineering and Control. Prior employment includes Polysar Canada (currently Bayer), Exxon Research and Engineering in NJ, USA, Esso in Netherlands, and the McMaster Advanced Control Consortium. Kourti has extensive experience with methodology for Process and Product Improvement and Abnormal Situation Detection in Process Industries, and has consulted with more than 40 diverse industries such as Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Semiconductor, Mining, Pulp and Paper, Petrochemicals, Photographic and Steel Industry, in North America, Europe and Asia. Kourti has published extensively in this area and has provided training for numerous industrial practitioners.Kourti serves in the Editorial Board of the Journal of Chemometrics and the Scientific Board of directors at IFPAC, the PQLI & PAT committees of ISPE and PAT and co-chaired IFPAC 2010.