Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

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Data Fusion for Monitoring, Diagnosis and Control of Complex Systems


Dr. Jianjun (Jan) Shi


Ga. Tech School of Industrial and Systems Engineering


Monday, February 8, 2010 at 2:30:00 PM


Van Leer Building Building, Room 218


Dr. Karim Sabra


The rapid advancements of sensors, sensor networks and computing technologies have resulted in both temporally and spatially dense data-rich environments. With massive data readily available, there is a pressing need to develop advanced methodologies and software to intelligently extract knowledge and to reveal inherent relationships among events in order to meet various decision making objectives such as monitoring, detection, diagnosis and control. Addressing the need is considered very challenging because of a collection of factors such as the complexity of the system, the uncertainty, heterogeneity and high dimensionality of the data, and the increasing expectation and requirements on the decision-making capabilities. Motivated by this, this presentation will briefly discuss some research topics related to the data fusion, information retrieval and knowledge discovery of complex systems for optimal decision making.


Dr. Jianjun Shi is the Carolyn J. Stewart Chair Professor at H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech in 2008, he was the G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He got his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering at the Beijing Institute of Technology in 1984 and 1987 respectively, and his Ph.D. in ME at the University of Michigan in 1992. Professor Shi is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE), a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and a Fellow of Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). He is currently serving as the Focus Issue Editor of IIE Transactions on Quality and Reliability Engineering, Senior Editor of Chinese Journal of Institute of Industrial Engineering, and associate editor for the International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems.