Ali Cinar, PhD
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Ali Cinar is the Hyosung S.R. Cho Endowed Chair Professor of Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology and the founding director of the Engineering Center for Diabetes Research and Education (2004).  He joined Illinois Tech in 1982. He received the PhD degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Ali Cinar’s current research includes multivariable automated insulin delivery (mvAID) using adaptive control systems without any manual inputs for people with diabetes.  The mvAID can detect, discriminate and mitigate meal, physical activity, psychological stress and sleep events in real time by using streaming physiological data from wearable devices. Ali Cinar published three books, and over 250 technical papers in journals, books and conference proceedings.  

Ali Cinar received the 2019 Artificial Pancreas Research Award from the Diabetes Technology Society.  He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a senior member of IEEE and NAI, and a member of ACM and AAAS.