5th International Conference on System Reliability and Safety

Keynote Speakers


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 (25,000+ citations, 70+ H-Index) has a BS in Physics, an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MS and PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin. He is a Professional Engineer, an IEEE Fellow, a PHM Society Life Fellow, an ASME Fellow, an SAE Fellow and an IMAPS Fellow. He served as editor-in-chief of IEEE Access for six years, as editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Reliability for nine years, editor-in-chief of Microelectronics Reliability for sixteen years, and editor of Circuit World. 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. FDA. He is the Director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at the University of Maryland (UMd), which is funded by over 150 of the world’s leading electronics companies at more than US$6M/year. He is also a Professor in Applied Mathematics at UMd. 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 10 patents. 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 electronics reliability. He was also awarded the Chinese Academy of Sciences President's International Fellowship. 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.


Prof. Michael Beer, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Michael is Professor and Head of the Institute for Risk and Reliability, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, since 2015. He is also part time Professor at the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty, University of Liverpool and in the Shanghai Institute of Disaster Prevention and Relief, Tongji University, China. He obtained a doctoral degree from the Technische Universität Dresden and pursued research at Rice University, supported with a Feodor-Lynen Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation. From 2007 to 2011 Michael worked as an Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore. In 2011 he joined the University of Liverpool as Chair in Uncertainty in Engineering and Founding Director of the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty. He is serving on the Board of Directors (2020-2028) of the International Association for Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, and he is a Co-Chair (2020–2023) of the Risk and Resilience Measurements Committee (RRMC) of the ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division. His editorial appointments include a Chief-Editorship (jointly) of the Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering (Springer), an Associate Editorship of the International Journal of Reliability and Safety, as well as 12 Editorial Board Memberships including Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Computers and Structures and Structural Safety. Michael’s research is focused on non-traditional uncertainty models in engineering with emphasis on reliability and risk analysis.



Prof. Rui Kang, Beihang University, China

Rui Kang is a professor of School of Reliability and Systems Engineering of Beihang University. He is a distinguished professor of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program. He is also the director of Center for Resilience and Safety of Critical Infrastructure (CRESCI) and Sino-French Risk Science and Engineering Lab. He is the founder of Belief Reliability Theory. His main research interests include reliability and resilience for critical infrastructures, system prognosis and health management. He published eight books and more than 200 papers.

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