Doctoral Symposium

The Doctoral Symposium provides an opportunity for students to present their research interests and obtain guidance from a panel of distinguished researchers as well as comments from fellow students.

The PHM Society Doctoral Symposium will be held as a workshop on Sunday September 27, 2009, a day prior to the main conference. In order to allow sufficient time for discussions, the organizing committee has selected a limited number of students. Students presenting at the Doctoral Symposium have also been invited to present a poster of their research at the conference and their thesis abstract will appear in the conference proceedings. All students are invited to attend the Doctoral Symposium even if they are not interested in presenting their work.

The format of the workshop is: 15-20 minutes presentations by the doctoral candidates summarizing the salient points of their projects AND to propose 2-3 key issues on which they would like input from the panel. The remaining 10-15 minutes of the half hour slot will be for the comments by the panelists and a discussion with the speaker.

The panel will provide judgment on:
- technical soundness of the approach
- how well the work addresses a potential future need in PHM
- whether it advances the state of the art in PHM
- whether it violates any laws of the real world

The panel may also give suggestions on:
- how to adjust the research trajectory to overcome some of the shortcomings
- what related topics might be of interest, both within the scope of the current doctoral research, as well as beyond

In addition, students will be assigned one member of the panel as a mentor. The mentor's role is (if so desired) to provide students with advice about the work, job prospects, etc. in a less formal setting.

Below is a list of presenting students, their affiliation, advisor, and research topic.

Name University Advisors Topic
Aida Rezaei Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Chris Mechefske & Azzedine Dadouche Multi-Sensor Based Framework for Machine Condition Monitoring
Alexandra Coppe University of Florida, Gainesville Raphael Tuvia Haftka & Nam‐Ho Kim Identification of Structure-Specific Damage Properties and its Impact on Improved Prognosis
Asma Ben Zakour LaBRI, Bordeaux, France Marc Sistiaga & Mohamed Mosbah Heterogeneous and Dated Data for Optimizing Operations and Maintenance on Aircraft Fleets
Bruno Leão Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil Takashi Yoneyama & George Vachtsevanos Nonlinear Filtering for PHM
David Jensen Oregon State University Irem Y. Tumer Function-Based Failure and Flow State Reasoning for Robust PHM Development
Douglas Brown Georgia Tech George Vachtsevanos Prognostics Enhanced Reconfigurable Control of Electro-Mechanical Actuators and Related Systems
Stephano Alneri et al. Alta Scuola Politecnica, Politecnico di Torino Giovanni Jacazio Engine Gearbox Prognostics Based on Vibration Analysis and In-line Oil Debris Monitoring: Technical and Economical Merits
Israel Lopez University of California at Davis Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn Structural Health Diagnostics of Dynamic Vehicles Under Uncertainty
Jamie Coble The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Wesley Hines An Automated Approach for Fusing Data Sources to Identify Optimal Prognostic Parameters
Louis Redding Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire Tim Baines & Ian Jennions IVHM- An Enabler to the “Servitization” of Companies within the Manufacturing Sector - A Model Approach
Lukas Kuhn Technical University of Munich, Germany Michael Beetz & Johan de Kleer Pervasive Reasoning: Integration of Planning and Health Information Gathering
Paul Maier Technische Universität München Martin Sachenbacher Self-Diagnosis and Self-Planning with Constraint-based Hybrid Models
Ryan Lowe Auburn University Pradeep Lall Condition Monitoring of High Reliability Electronics using Resistance Based Methods

The panelists are

- AI: Gautam Biswas- Vanderbilt
- Deployment: Serdar Uckun- PARC
- Data-driven PHM: Kai Goebel-NASA, Neil Eklund, GE
- General: Karl Reichard- Penn State, Sylvain Letourneau and Jeff Bird- National Research Council

The agenda for the day is as follows:

730-800 Welcome, intros and coffee
800-1000 Talks 1 to 4
1000-1030 Coffee and networking
1030-1200 Talks 5,6,7
1200-1300 Lunch (sandwiches and salads) and networking
1300-1430 Talks 8,9,10
1430-1500 Coffee and networking
1500-1630 Talks 11,12,13
1630-1700 General plenary
1700+ Informal continuation, unhosted dinner

PHM Society Doctoral Symposium chairs

Jeff Bird, National Research Council Canada
Contact Jeff Bird

Sylvain Létourneau, National Research Council Canada
Contact Sylvain Létourneau


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