About our Division

The Automatic Controls and Robotics Division (ACARD) of ISA aims to address the control demands of complex systems by exchanging knowledge with leaders regarding new and innovative solutions that are relevant to industrial applications, geological processes, and principles and practices of automatic control.

The intrinsic value of ACARD membership aligns your personal interests with your professional goals. By recognizing that what you do does make a difference, you are stimulated to higher productivity. Accomplishments are enjoyed more when shared with others. Furthermore, the contacts made through ACARD will be valuable throughout your professional career and you have the opportunity to share your experiences as well as the opportunity to learn from your peers.

There are numerous benefits and professional opportunities presented by the ACARD Division. Please feel free to get in touch with

Division Director : Rohit Kadam ro16102003@gmail.com

Director- Elect : Dr. Jayesh Barve barvejayesh@gmail.com 

Program Chair:  Dr. Yinan Wang wangy88@rpi.edu

Newsletter Editor: Dr. Pranjal Vyas pranjalvyas20@gmail.com

YP Chair: Ghaya Arfauoi Ghaya.arfaoui92@gmail.com

Board Member: Vikas Anwekar vikasanwekar@gmail.com

Board Member: Glory Srivastava gloryshrivastava@gmail.com

Past President: Jayprakash Bapat jgbapat16@gmail.com

Why be a member of ACARD ?

As an ACARD member, you will join one of the largest divisions within ISA.  There are numerous benefits and professional opportunities presented by ACARD:

  • Leadership Opportunities - The opportunity to improve your personal leadership skill level and participate on panel discussions as well as serving as a session developers for ACARD conferences and symposia.
  • Technical Writing - Reviewing papers or writing articles for the ACARD newsletter or Web pages.
  • Networking - Increase your visibility in the ACARD industry to benefit both you and your employer and the opportunity to have a positive impact on the industry.
  • Valuable Information Resources - In addition to the above, ACARD membership supplies:

Two comprehensive industry newsletters per year featuring articles and papers from the ACARD Members and symposium participants.

Access to the ISA website that provides industry technical papers, web seminars, and a list serve of industry peers

How to Join our Division?

Join us if you want to learn, contribute, network, and help build the Division to create a better world through automation.

You can join our Division at no additional charge. Please click here to add our Division to your membership.

More about ACARD

Some of the important areas of our activities include:

  • Industry Reach and Awareness – Establish and advance the division’s relevance and credibility as the home of automation for the industries we serve, working with stakeholders to develop and deliver pertinent technical content. Provide industry expertise to industry and education by developing external partnerships.
  • Member Development and Engagement – Enhance member value and engagement opportunities to nurture and grow a more diverse and global automation community within the industries we serve.
  • Technical Education and Certification – Become the recognized leader in automation and control education for the industries we serve, providing relevant and topical resources to enable our members to meet technological and industrial challenges.
  • Leadership and Business Skill Development – Create opportunities for our members to improve critical leadership skills, build a network of industry professionals, and develop the next generation of automation professionals to serve our industries.

ISA ACARD's On Point Resources :

ISA ACARD upcoming Sessions :

The ISA Scholarship Application Portal :

Plan Ahead: 

Next year, the ISA Automatic Controls and Robotics Division will  utilize the ISA Scholarship

Application Portal to collect the applications to benefit students to be considered for scholarships. ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships are awarded to college or university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of automation and control. One of the foundational goals of the scholarship program is to recognize as many outstanding talents in instrumentation, systems, and automation as possible in their early careers and to support students studying and/or doing research in instrumentation, systems, and automation.

University students who have outstanding potential in fields related to automation should apply for an ISA scholarship. Scholarship applications will be accepted from December through the end of February; all applications must be submitted no later than the last day of February.

For details and eligibility requirements, visit http://www.isa.org/scholarships

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Scholarship Chair, Rohit Kadam (ro16102003@gmail.com) directly. 

ISA’s technical divisions are open only to ISA members. Covering a wide variety of industries and technologies, members are encouraged to join as many divisions as they choose.

Through your division, you will:

  • Build a network of peers working in similar settings
  • Receive access to the division community and communications
  • Participate in live, online technical discussions in ISA Connect Live
  • Learn in ISA OnPoint technical presentations
  • Discover opportunities to gain leadership and technical expertise through the division board or writing technical content