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Prof. Michael Pecht
University of Maryland, USA
Chair Professor and Director Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) A. James Clark School of Engineering, USA
Prof Michael Pecht is a world renowned expert in reliability and risk assessment. Prof Pecht has a BS in Physics, an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MS and PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a Professional Engineer, an IEEE Fellow, an ASME Fellow, an SAE Fellow and an IMAPS Fellow. He is the editor-in-chief of IEEE Access, and served as chief editor of the IEEE Transactions on Reliability for nine years, and chief editor for Microelectronics Reliability for sixteen years. He has also served on three U.S. National Academy of Science studies, two US Congressional investigations in automotive safety, and as an expert to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He is the founder and Director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at the University of Maryland, which is funded by over 150 of the world’s leading electronics companies at more than US$6M/year. The CALCE Center received the NSF Innovation Award in 2009 and the National Defense Industries Association Award. He is currently a Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering and a Professor in Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation at the University of Maryland. He has written more than twenty books on product reliability, development, use and supply chain management. He has also written a series of books of the electronics industry in China, Korea, Japan and India. He has written over 700 technical articles and has 8 patents. He consults for 22 international companies. In 2015 he was awarded the IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Award for visionary leadership in the development of physics-of-failure-based and prognostics-based approaches to electronic packaging reliability. He was also awarded the Chinese Academy of Sciences President's International Fellowship. In 2013, he was awarded the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2011, he received the University of Maryland’s Innovation Award for his new concepts in risk management. In 2010, he received the IEEE Exceptional Technical Achievement Award for his innovations in the area of prognostics and systems health management. In 2008, he was awarded the highest reliability honor, the IEEE Reliability Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He has previously received the European Micro and Nano-Reliability Award for outstanding contributions to reliability research, 3M Research Award for electronics reliability analysis, and the IMAPS William D. Ashman Memorial Achievement Award for his contributions in reliability assessment methods for electronics products and systems.
Speech Title: Why Suppliers Should No Longer Be Trusted for Reliable Products
Abstract: There has been an onslought of well-known suppliers and original equipment manufacturers that have engaged in deceptive practices, including falsifying product characteristics data and neglecting to report known defects. The paramount question now is whether any claim from any company can be trusted. This presentation presents recent examples of renowned companies that have publicly acknowledged deception in their supply of components and products, discusses the current state of practice in supply chain management, and provides guidelines for fraud detection and risk mitigation.
Prof. Enrico ZIO
Chair on Systems Science and the Energetic Challenger
EDF Fondation, CentraleSupélec, Paris
Energy Department, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Enrico Zio (BSc in
nuclear engng., Politecnico di Milano, 1991; MSc in
mechanical engng., UCLA, 1995; PhD, in nuclear engng.,
Politecnico di Milano, 1995; PhD, in nuclear engng.,
MIT, 1998) is Director of the Chair in Complex Systems
and the Energetic Challenge of the European Foundation
for New Energy of Electricite’ de France (EDF) at Ecole
Centrale Paris and Supelec, full professor, President
and Rector's delegate of the Alumni Association and
past-Director of the Graduate School at Politecnico di
Milano, adjunct professor at University of Stavanger. He
is the Chairman of the European Safety and Reliability
Association ESRA, member of the scientific committee of
the Accidental Risks Department of the French National
Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks, member
of the Korean Nuclear society and China Prognostics and
Health Management society, and past-Chairman of the
Italian Chapter of the IEEE Reliability Society. He is
serving as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on
Reliability and as editorial board member in various
international scientific journals, among which
Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Journal of
Risk and Reliability, International Journal of
Performability Engineering, Environment, Systems and
Engineering, International Journal of Computational
Intelligence Systems. He has functioned as Scientific
Chairman of three International Conferences and as
Associate General Chairman of two others. His research
focuses on the characterization and modeling of the
failure/repair/maintenance behavior of components,
complex systems and critical infrastructures for the
study of their reliability, availability,
maintainability, prognostics, safety, vulnerability and
security, mostly using a computational approach based on
advanced Monte Carlo simulation methods, soft computing
techniques and optimization heuristics. He is author or
co-author of five international books and more than 170
papers on international journals.
Prof. TANG Loon Ching
National University of Singapore, Singapore
TANG Loon Ching is Professor at the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) in National University of Singapore (NUS). He is currently Director of Temasek Defence Systems Institute and a member of the Advisory Board of the Singapore Innovation and Productivity Institute. He has served as the Head of ISE Department from 2008-2015. LC Tang obtained his PhD in the field of operations research from Cornell University under the NUS Overseas Scholarship. He has published widely in many leading international journals in the field of IEOM. He was presented the IIE Transactions 2010 Best Application Paper Award and the prestigious Ralph A. Evans/P.K. McElroy Awards for the best paper presented at 2011 Reliability and Maintainability Symposium. The latter is the first time in its 58-year history that it went to authors affiliated to an Asian University. He is named 2014 IEOM Outstanding Educator by the IEOM Forum and is elected as the Fellow of International Society of Engineering Asset Management. Dr Tang is the Editor of Quality and Reliability Engineering International since January 2016 and has been on the editorial review board of the Journal of Quality Technology, the flagship journal of American Society for Quality, since 2006, among others. He is the main author of the book: Six Sigma: Advanced Tools for Black Belts and Master Black Belts (which won the inaugural Masing Book Prize by International Academy of Quality); and a co-author of Markov- Modulated Processes and Semiregenerative phenomena.
Prof. Min XIE
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. Min Xie received his PhD in 1987 from Linkoping University, Sweden, specializing in reliability and quality engineering. Before that, he completed his undergraduate study at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Dr Xie joined the National University of Singapore in 1991 as one of the first recipients of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Research Fellowship. After 20 years there, he moved to City University of Hong Kong as Chair Professor of Industrial Engineering in 2011, currently also serving as Associate Dean at College of Science and Engineering. Prof Xie was an invited professor to INPG, France, in 2000 and a William Mong Visiting Fellow to University of Hong Kong in 1996. He is an editor, associate editor and on the editorial board of 20 established international journals. Prof Xie has supervised about 50 PhD students and they hold regular position in banking, industry and academia in different continents. He is an author of several books, including “Software Reliability Modelling” by World Scientific, “Weibull Models” by John Wiley, “Computing Systems Reliability” by Kluwer Academic, and “Stochastic Aging and Dependence for Reliability” by Springer. Prof Xie was elected fellow of IEEE in 2005.
Prof. Sebastian MARTORELL, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Prof. Sebastián Martorell is Full Professor of Nuclear Engineering, Director of the Radiation Service and Ex-Director of the Chemical and Nuclear Department at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. Prof. Martorell received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de València in 1991. Head of the MEDASEGI research group, his research areas are probabilistic and deterministic safety analysis, uncertainties, risk-informed decision making, and RAMS modelling and optimization. In the past 27 years, he has served as consultant to governmental national and international agencies, nuclear facilities and private organizations in areas related to risk and safety analysis, especially applications to safety system design and testing and maintenance optimization of nuclear power plants. Prof. Martorell has taken part as Main Researcher in 64 national and international research projects and contracts. Prof. Martorell`s publications include 122 SCI and JCR papers in journals and proceedings of conferences in various areas of reliability, maintainability, availability, safety and risk engineering (h-index 23, about 1500 citations in WOS). He serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Reliability Engineering and System Safety International Journal. He is also an editorial board member of the Journal of Risk and Reliability. Proceedings of Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O. He has been Vice-Chairman of European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA).
Prof. Yi Ding, Zhejiang University, China
Yi Ding is a Professor in the College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University (ZJU), also a scholar of Thousand Talent Program for Young Outstanding Scientists of China. Before he joined in ZJU, he was an Associate Professor in Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He also held academic positions in University of Alberta, Canada and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was a Consultant as Energy Economist for Asian Development Bank in 2010. He is editorial member of international journals of Electric Power System Research and Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, respectively. He is also a guest editor for the special section of IEEE Trans. on Power Systems. He published more than 80 academic papers in some prestigious journals and conferences and coauthored one book devoted to multi-state system risk evaluation and optimization. His research areas include power system planning and reliability evaluation, smart grid and complex system risk assessment. He was a task leader of EU FP7 project “EcoGrid EU” – A Prototype for European Smart Grids for designing a real time market for integrating distributed energy resources and small end-consumers for future power systems. Since he joined in ZJU, he has been the PI and Co-PI of several NSFC projects focusing on reliability evaluation of smart grid. He has consulted for Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) for planning future Chicness energy systems.
Prof. Jin Wang, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Prof. Jin Wang is Director of Liverpool Logistics, Offshore and Marine (LOOM) Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK. He is also Associate Dean (Scholarship and Research) of Faculty of Engineering and Technology at LJMU. Following just less than 5 years’ research as a Research Associate at Newcastle University, UK, he joined LJMU as a lecturer in 1995, and was promoted as Reader in Marine Engineering and Professor of Marine Technology in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He has been involved in safety and reliability research of large engineering systems with significant financial support from the UK research councils, EU, etc. He has successfully completed supervision of more than 50 doctoral/postdoctoral researchers. His research areas are in risk-based design and operation of large maritime engineering systems such as ships and offshore installations. Prof. Wang’s publications include two research monographs and more than 120 SCI cited journal papers (h-index 26, more than 2,000 citations in Web of Science). He has won several research awards including two Denny Medals from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). He has led two UK research council funded projects as PI and two EU funded projects (REFERENCE and RESET) as the coordinator. Prof. Wang was a sub-panel member (sub-panel 12: Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering) in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 for assessing the quality of research in the UK’s higher education institutions.
Prof. Dr. Francesca Saglietti, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Francesca Saglietti heads the Chair of Software Engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Before being appointed full professor in 2001, she had gained over 16 years experience in industrial research focused on the evaluation of software reliability and fault tolerance for safety-critical applications. She received her academic degrees in mathematics and computer science (diploma, doctoral and habilitation degrees) from the Technical University of Munich. Presently, she serves as the chair of the European Workshop on Industrial Computer Systems, Technical Committee on Reliability, Safety and Security (EWICS TC7)..