Honeywell Symposium Includes Carnegie Mellon Tours and Workshops
Carnegie Mellon recently hosted a group of Engineering Fellows from Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions Division as part of their annual division meeting this past October. More than 50 engineering fellows participated in the two day event, exchanging ideas with Carnegie Mellon faculty and touring the university’s research laboratories. Attendees represented the top technical talent in their division. They came from Canada, Australia, India, China, The Netherlands, and Britain to attend.
Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions is a $7.5 billion strategic business group applying sensing and control expertise to help create safer, more comfortable, more secure, and more productive environments.
“We specifically held our Fellows Symposium in Pittsburgh to take advantage of Carnegie Mellon’s world-class research reputation. We were not disappointed! The presentations by and meetings with Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff were clearly the highlights of our Symposium,” said Dan Sheflin, Vice President of Honeywell ACS.
Fellows heard presentations from Carnegie Mellon faculty on current research initiatives. Attendees also had the opportunity to tour campus research facilities and view demonstrations of the exciting technologies in the works. These facilities included CyLab, a center aimed at developing secure information technologies; the Microelectromechanical Systems Laboratory (MEMS Lab), which researches systems that can interact with their environment; and the Embedded and Reliable Information Systems Laboratory, which seeks to improve the effectiveness of embedded systems.
Honeywell fellows also participated in breakout sessions with Carnegie Mellon faculty to discuss and brainstorm technological issues associated with software architecture, wireless sensor networks, and more.
“We were delighted to host Honeywell’s top engineering talent,” said Dr. Pradeep Khosla, Dean of the College of Engineering. “It gave us a unique opportunity to showcase our research and explore opportunities for collaboration.”
—Cari Kornblit, February 2006