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UBC Statistics Seminar on November 2 at 4pm: Systems Monitoring and Personalized Health Management

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
Kwok L. Tsui, Professor, Systems Engineering & Engineering Management City University of Hong Kong
Statistics Seminar
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)

Abstract:  Due to the advancement of computation power, sensor technologies, and data collection tools, the field of systems monitoring and health management have been evolved over the past several decades with different names under different application domains, such as statistical process control (SPC), process monitoring, health surveillance, prognostics and health management (PHM), engineering asset management (EAM), personalized medicine, etc. There are tremendous opportunities in interdisciplinary research of system monitoring through integration of SPC, system informatics, data analytics, PHM, and personalized health management. In this talk we will present our views and experience in the evolution of systems monitoring, challenges and opportunities, and applications in machine systems health management as well as human health management.

Bio: Kwok L Tsui is chair professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at City University of Hong Kong. Prior to the current position, Dr. Tsui has been professor/associate professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990-2011; and member of technical staff in the Quality Assurance Center at AT&T Bell Labs in 1986-1990. He received his Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Professor Tsui was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award. He is Fellow of the American Statistical Association, American Society for Quality, International Society of Engineering Asset Management, and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers; elected council member of International Statistical Institute; and U.S. representative to the ISO Technical Committee on Statistical Methods. Professor Tsui was Chair of the INFORMS Section on Quality, Statistics, and Reliability and the Founding Chair of the INFORMS Section on Data Mining. Professor Tsui’s current research interests include data mining, surveillance in healthcare and public health, prognostics and systems health management, calibration and validation of computer models, process control and monitoring, and robust design and Taguchi methods.