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Dr. Jay Lee

 

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Jay Lee (jay.lee@uc.edu)


      Dr. Jay Lee is Ohio Eminent Scholar, L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, and Distinguished Univ. Professor at the Univ. of Cincinnati and is founding director of National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Intelligent Maintenance Systems (www.imscenter.net) which is a multi-campus NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center which consists of the Univ. of Cincinnati (lead institution), the Univ. of Michigan, Missouri Univ. of S&T, and the Univ. of Texas-Austin. Since its inception in 2001, the Center has been supported by over 85 global companies including P&G, GE Aviation, Eaton, National Instruments, Boeing, Goodyear, Toyota, Caterpillar, Siemens, Chevron, Honeywell, Parker Hannifin, Spirit AeroSystems, Ingersoll Rand, Intel, Applied Materials, Automated Precision Inc (API), Bosch Rexroth (Germany), Alstom (France), Omron (Japan), Nissan (Japan), Tekniker (Spain), FMTC (Belgium), Kistler (Switzerland), Samsung (Korea), Shanghai Electric (China), Baosteel (China), etc. He is one of the pioneers in the field of Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) and has mentored his students and won 1st prize of PHM Data Challenges five times since 2008. He also mentored his students and developed a spin-off company Predictronics through NSF ICorps Award in 2012.

      He serves as Committee member for White House Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) American Challenge Program in Dec. 3013, a member of Technical Executive committee (TEC) of Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI) in Feb. 2014, as well as a member of Leadership Council of MForesight which is a NSF/NIST Newly established manufacturing think tank in Sept. 2015. He also serves as honorary professor and visiting professor for a number of institutions including Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Cranfield Univ. in UK, Lulea Univ. of Technology in Sweden, etc. He also serves as advisor to a number of global organizations, including a member of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Board of U.S., Scientific Advisory Board of Flanders' MECHATRONICS Technology Centre (FMTC) in Leuven, Belgium, International S&T Committee for Alstom, France, Scientific Committee of SIMTech of Singapore, etc. In addition, he serves as editors and associate editor for a number of journals including IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics, Int. Journal on Prognostics & Health Management (IJPHM), Int. Journal on Service Operations and Informatics, etc..

      Previously, he served as Director for Product Development and Manufacturing at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), E. Hartford, CT as well as Program Directors for a number of programs at NSF during 1991-1998, including the Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) Program, the Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) Program, and the Div. of Design, Manufacture, and Industrial Innovation. He also served as an advisory member for a number of institutions including, Johns Hopkins Univ., Cambridge Univ.,etc.

      He has authored/co-authored numerous highly influential articles and technical papers in the areas of Prognostics and Health Management, E-Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and Cyber Physical Systems in Manufacturing, etc. He has over 20 patents and trademarks. He is a frequently invited speaker and has delivered over 300 invited speeches worldwide including over 200 keynote and plenary speeches at major international conferences. He is a Fellow of ASME, SME, as well as a founding fellow of International Society of Engineering Asset Management.

      He has received a number of awards including the most recent Prognostics Innovation Award at NI Week by National Instruments in 2012 and NSF Alex Schwarzkopf Technological Innovation Prize and MFPT (Machinery Failure Prevention Technology Society) Jack Frarey Award in 2014. In 1994, he received President Clinton’s Appreciation Letter for his participation and contribution to the United States Partnership for Next Generation Vehicle (PNGV) Program. He is also a honorary advisor to the Heifer International-a charity organization working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock and training to struggling communities.