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Karl Reichard

Dr. Karl M. Reichard is an Associate Research Professor with the Applied Research Laboratory and the Graduate Program in Acoustics at Penn State University. He is also the head of the Applied Research Laboratory’s Embedded Monitoring and Control Systems Department. The department conducts research and develops systems for the monitoring, diagnosis and prediction of health and status in mechanical and electrical systems. Dr. Reichard received the Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He has over 30 years of experience in the design and development of advanced systems for sensing, prognostic health management, acoustic surveillance and detection, active noise and vibration control, and robotics. Dr. Reichard is a member of the Board of Directors of the Prognostics and Health Management Society, and a member of the IEEE and the Acoustical Society of America. He is the author of over 50 papers and articles published in journals and conference proceedings. He teaches courses in digital signal processing, active sound and vibration control, signal analysis, and prognostic health management.
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Anibal Bregon

Dr. Anibal Bregon is an Associate Professor and Research Assistant in Computer Science with the Department of Computer Science, University of Valladolid, Spain. Dr. Bregon received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain, in 2005, 2007, and 2010, respectively. He has carried out both basic and applied research in the areas of fault diagnosis and prognosis for aerospace and industrial systems, has co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed papers, and has participated on several funded projects on fault diagnosis and prognosis topics, and on big data analytics. Dr. Bregon has been a guest researcher with the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA, with the Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, and with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden. His current research interests include model-based reasoning for diagnosis and prognosis, health-management, Big Data and Industry 4.0. Dr. Bregon is a member of the Prognostics and Health Management Society and the IEEE. Among various other professional activities, he has held different chair positions at the PHM and PHME conferences and has been the Local Chair of the 2016 European Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society.
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United Technologies Aerospace Systems

UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. UTC Aerospace Systems was formed in 2012 by combining two industry leaders, Hamilton Sundstrand and Goodrich. They design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms, including being a major supplier to international space programs. Customers include original equipment manufacturers that build aircraft and helicopters, engine manufacturers, and airlines, as well as defense agencies and contractors.
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NASA Prognostics Center of Excellence

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has a decades-long history in fielding health management solutions in its space vehicles. Additionally, there are now several major research efforts under way to advance the state of the art in PHM for both aeronautics as well as space applications. For a sampling of research on prognostics, see
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