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Promise of a Discipline:  Reliability and Risk in Theory and Practice

April 2, 2014, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

PANEL 1: FRONTIERS OF RELIABILITY ENGINEERING

Leading experts offered their insights on promising research directions that could revolutionize the field of Reliability Engineering. Panelists covered topics such as challenges in reliability of ultra-complex systems of interacting hardware and software to advances in system-level prognostics and health monitoring, as well as new approaches in integrating physics of failure and traditional reliability assessment methods. (Panel Moderator: Dr. Ali Mosleh, Nicole J. Kim Professor, mosleh@umd.edu)

Video Link:  http://ter.ps/panel1

Dr. Elias Anagnostou Frontiers of Reliability Engineering
Dr. Elias Anagnostou
Engineering Fellow
Research and Technology Group
Aerospace Systems Sector
Northrop Grumman
Aris Christou Reliability Physics and Engineering: Key to Transformative Research
Dr. Aris Christou
Professor
Department of Materials Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland
Dr. Antoine Rauzy New Logic Modeling Paradigms for Complex System Reliability and Risk Analysis
Dr. Antoine Rauzy
Chair Blériot-Fabre* - Ecole Centrale de Paris
Ecole Polytechnique
FRANCE
Carol Smidts Software Reliability: Challenges and Directions
Dr. Carol Smidts
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) in Instrumentation,
Control and Safety
The Ohio State University

PANEL 2: RISK-INFORMED REGULATIONS, OVERSIGHT, AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Panel experts discussed the development and use of appropriate risk information and measures in regulating, supervising and responding to emergencies in complex technologies. Panelists also covered technical and non-technical impediments in formal applications of risk-information, including the establishment and use of appropriate risk and safety target levels used in decision-making, in addition to communications among stakeholders during normal and emergency conditions. (Panel Moderator: Dr. Mohammad Modarres, Minta Martin Professor, modarres@umd.edu)

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Dr. George ApostolakisRisk-Informed Regulation at the U.S. NRC
Dr. George Apostolakis
Commissioner
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Maria G. KorsnickRisk Informing the Commercial Nuclear Enterprise
Maria G. Korsnick

UMD Nuclear Engineering (1986)
Acting Chief Nuclear Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Constellation Energy Nuclear Group (CENG) Baltimore, MD
Thomas D. WhitmeyerThe Path to Mars: Risk Informed Decision Making (RIDM)
Thomas D. Whitmeyer

Deputy Chief, Safety and Mission Assurance
Office of Safety and Mission Assurance
NASA Headquarters

LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Wallace LohDr. Wallace D. Loh
President
University of Maryland
 
Dr. Jeong KimDr. Jeong Kim
UMD Reliability Engineering (1991)
Entrepreneur & Former President, Bell Labs
Mr. Ken Farquhar Ken Farquhar
UMD Reliability Engineering (1993)
President and General Manager
Systems Engineering and Mission Support Business Unit
ManTech International Corporation

PANEL 3: RELIABILITY EDUCATION: POTENTIAL CHALLENGES OF A NON-TRADITIONAL ENGINEERING DISCIPLINE

Leading educators and practitioners offered perspectives on the following: important areas of reliability engineering knowledge that should be covered in educational programs, industry needs and the role of universities in providing reliability engineering education, alternative approaches to bringing reliability knowledge and competency to the engineering practice, and how to address challenges faced by reliability engineering programs as a non-traditional interdisciplinary field. (Panel Moderator: Dr. Marvin Roush, Professor Emeritus, mlroush@gmail.com)

Video Link:  http://ter.ps/panel3

Dr. Hoang Pham The Whereabouts of Reliability Education: Challenges & Opportunities
Dr. Hoang Pham

Distinguished Professor
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Rutgers University
Dr. Vasiliy Krivtsov Reliability Education Opportunity: “Reliability Analysis of Field Data”
Dr. Vasiliy Krivtsov

UMD Reliability Engineering (2000)
Sr. Staff Technical Specialist
Reliability & Risk Analysis
Ford Motor Company
Dr. J. Wesley Hines Development of a Successful Program in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering
Dr. J. Wesley Hines

Postelle Professor and Head of Nuclear Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Department
University of Tennessee

GUEST SPEAKERS

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Dr. Pines Impact and Future or Reliability Engineering
Dr. Darryll J. Pines

Dean
Nariman Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland
Monifa Vaughn-Cooke Faculty Vision of the Future of Reliability Engineering
Dr. Monifa Vaughn-Cooke

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland

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