One of the unique features of the PHM conferences is the free technical tutorials on various topics with comprehensive introduction to the state-of-the-art. The proposed tutorials address the interests of varied audience: beginners, developers, designers, researchers, practitioners, and decision makers who wish to learn a given aspect of PHM.
“Introduction to Diagnostics”
Prof. Hyunseok Oh
School of Mechanical Engineering Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology Korea
Bio: Hyunseok Oh received the B.S. degree from Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2004, the M.S. degree from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, in 2012. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the School of the Mechanical Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea. Dr. Oh received the A. James Clark Fellowship in 2007, the IEEE PHM Data Challenge Competition Winner in 2012, the PHM Society Data Challenge Competition Winner in 2014 and 2015, and the ACSMO Young Scientist Award in 2016.
“Prognostics 101: Concept, Methods, Issues and Applications”
Dr. Dawn An
Daegyeong Division/Aircraft System Technology Group Korea Institute of Industrial Technology Korea
Bio: Dawn An received the B.S. and M.S. degrees of mechanical engineering from Korea Aerospace University in 2008 and 2010, respectively. She started a joint Ph.D. at Korea Aerospace University and the University of Florida in 2011, and received her Ph.D. in 2015 as a jointly conferred degree. After she got her degree, she worked as a postdoctoral associate at the University of Florida for one year. She is now a senior researcher at Korea Institute of Industrial Technology. Her current research is focused on prognostics and health management not only for a machine but also the human body.
“Deep Learning for PHM”
Prof. Seungchul Lee
Mechanical Engineering Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology Korea
Bio: Seungchul Lee is an assistant professor at the school of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at UNIST, Korea. His research focuses on machine learning for an anomaly detection, stochastic modeling for manufacturing processes and system decision support tools with mechatronics applications. He extends his research work to developing self-sustainable systems via an intelligent, informatics, and IoT system design at UNIST. He received the BS (2001) and PhD (2010) in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, and from the University of Michigan, USA, respectively.
“Degradation Modeling and Analysis for Prognostics and Health Management”
Prof. Tao Yuan
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Ohio University USA
Bio: Dr. Tao Yuan is an assistant professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Ohio University. He received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University with honorsin 2000. He obtained the Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2003 and the Master of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering in 2004 from Texas A&M University, College Station, and the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2007. He joined the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department of Ohio University in September 2008. His research interests are in yield, quality, and reliability issues related to nanoelectronics manufacturing, fatigue behavior of advanced engineering materials, applied statistics and stochastic processes, and Bayesian statistics.
“Uncertainty Management in Prognostics”
NASA Ames Research Center
Bio: Shankar Sankararaman received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in India in 2007 and recently obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. in 2012. His dissertation titled "Uncertainty Quantification and Integration in Engineering Systems" focuses on the various aspects of uncertainty quantification in civil, mechanical, and aerospace systems. His research interests include probabilistic methods, risk and reliability analysis, Bayesian networks, system health monitoring, diagnosis and prognosis, decision-making under uncertainty, treatment of epistemic uncertainty, and multidisciplinary analysis. He is a member of Non-Deterministic Approaches (NDA) technical committee at AIAA and a member of Probabilistic Methods Technical Committee (PMC) at ASCE. Currently, Shankar is a researcher with Stinger and Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT Inc.) at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, where he develops algorithms for uncertainty assessment and management in the context of system health monitoring, prognostics, and decision-making.