Hong Kong Conference Nets Best Paper Award for Engineering Faculty, Grad Student
From left: Fuqiang Sun of Beihang University, Industrial Engineering Department Head Ed Pohl, graduate student Cesar Ruiz, professor Haitao Liao and Way Kuo, president of City University Hong Kong.
Industrial Engineering faculty members and a doctoral student were recognized in Hong Kong last month at the 2019 International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Reliability. The conference, held June 3-7, brought together leading international experts from the fields of mathematical theory, reliability and risk management.
University of Arkansas doctoral student Cesar Ruiz and professors Haitao Liao and Ed Pohl, along with Fuqiang Sun of Beihang University, received a "Best Paper" award for their paper, "Reliability Estimation from Multiple Degradation Processes with Dependent Random Effects." The paper proposed a new mathematical model for analyzing data widely seen in the areas of microelectronics and advanced manufacturing.
The proposed approach provides experts with a new statistical tool for component reliability prediction involving dependent degradation processes. With that tool, researchers and companies that use microelectronics and advanced manufacturing equipment will be better able to predict when different parts of their systems might fail.
The IMMR conferences serve as a forum for presenting the latest advances of research in the mathematical theory of reliability and risk management, including stochastic modeling, statistical inference, optimization, and decision support, as well as their applications, such as aging, maintenance, degradation, prognostic and health management, monitoring, and warranty and lifetime data analysis.
Its objective is to bring together the best international experts in the field from both academia and various industrial sectors such as energy, aeronautics, automotive and telecommunication. As a major international forum on reliability, it attracts researchers from around the world.
The exhibition "The House and the City: Two Collages" will be on display through Oct. 20 in the Fred and Mary Smith Exhibition Gallery in Vol Walker Hall. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 19.
Alex Booth, Terry Garrity, JoAnn Kvamme, Leonard Ridley and David Stowers were named the Employees of the 3rd Quarter for the 2019-20 academic year.
HillFest, an information fair for students to meet campus departments and registered student organizations, is happening today on the Arkansas Union Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The University Career Development Center, in collaboration with Walmart, will host Career Fest from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Verizon Ballroom of the Arkansas Union.
Jack Freeland and Davis Campbell will talk about their research experiences at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, in Physics Building Room 133.