Dr. Lilong Huang joined Biogen Idec in 2012 and is currently leading the global advanced process control (APC) initiative within the company. The mission of Biogen Idec’s APC initiative is to transform research, development, and manufacturing data into better process understanding and eventually into actions to achieve improved product quality. Dr. Huang has worked in Chemical, Vaccine, and Biological industries for the past 9 years. Prior to joining Biogen Idec, he worked at Bayer, Merck, and Genzyme. His expertise includes manufacturing support, new facility startup, facility utilization optimization, data analytics and process monitoring/control. Dr. Huang graduate from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree and from Tsinghua University in 1999 with a Master of Science degree both in Chemical Engineering. He received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA in 2004.