Prof. Michael Pecht
Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), University of Maryland, USA
Title：Systems Health Monitoring and Management within the Internet of Things
Abstract: Systems health monitoring is a method within the concepts of the Internet of Things, which permits the assessment of a system under its actual application conditions. It integrates sensor data with models that enable in-situ assessment of the “health” (e.g. deviation or degradation) of a system from an expected normal operating condition and also predicts the future state of the system based on current and historic conditions. This presentation discusses some methods used for anomaly detection and prognostics, including the monitoring and reasoning of parameters that are precursors to impending “failure”, such as shifts in performance parameters; and the modeling of stress and degradation utilizing life cycle loads. Various actual implementations, including the failure of the Boeing 787 battery system, will be given.
Biography: Prof Michael 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, and an SAE 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. 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 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. Huiping Xu
Sanya Institute of Deep-sea Science and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Title：The Seafloor Observation Network and Its communications
Abstract: With the development of seafloor observation network, difference kinds of sensors and equipments, which cover not only from the sea surface, but also from water column and the seafloor, even deep sea crust, connect by wire and wireless into the network. The communications in seafloor observation network involve acoustic, fiber-optic, laser communication, microwave communication and satellite communication, etc. In this talk, I try to answer why we need the seafloor observation network. And then, I will introduce the development of the network and its communications. In addition, I will talk about what we had done in the last ten years of coastal seafloor network and what will happen in the near future in China.
Biography: Dr. Xu is currently a professor of the Institute of Deep-Sea Sciences and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, China. His research interests include Marine Remote Sensing, Geographical information system and Seafloor Observations. He has co-authored 4 books, and published over 80 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Xu received the BSc and MSc degree in Exploration geophysics from Changchun Collage of Geology, Changchun, China, and the Ph.D degrees in GeoInformation Engineer from Changchun University of Science and Technology, Changchun, China. He had ever worked in Changchun university of Science and Technology, Jilin University and Tongji University in the last twenty five years.