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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Vogel-Heuser graduated in electrical engineering and received the Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the RWTH Aachen in 1991. She worked for nearly ten years in industrial automation in the machine and plant manufacturing industry. After holding different chairs of automation she has been head of the Institute of Automation and Information Systems at the Technische Universität München since 2009. Her research work is focused on modeling and education in automation engineering for distributed and intelligent systems.
Technische Universität München, Institute of Automation and Information Systems, Boltzmannstr. 15, 85748 Garching near Munich
Prof. Jay Lee, D.Sc is Ohio Eminent Scholar, L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, and Distinguished University Research Professor at the University of Cincinnati and is founding director of National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Intelligent Maintenance Systems which is a multi-campus NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. He is a Fellow of ASME, SME, as well as a founding fellow of International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM). 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. His current work focuses on Industrial Big Data Analytics and Smart Manufacturing Systems for Industrie 4.0 Transformation.
NSF I/UCRC on Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS), Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, PH 45221
Prof. Paulo Leitão received the MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, both from the University of Porto, in 1997 and 2004, respectively. He is Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança and member of the Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory. He is Chair of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Technical Committee on Industrial Agents, and his research interests are in the field of intelligent and reconfigurable production systems, cyber-physical systems and agent-based systems.
Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Campus Sta Apolónia, Apartado 1134, P-5301-857 Bragança, Portugal
Published Online: 2015-10-14
Published in Print: 2015-10-28