This book introduces Industrial AI in multiple dimensions. Industrial AI is a systematic discipline which focuses on developing, validating and deploying various machine learning algorithms for industrial applications with sustainable performance. Combined with the state-of-the-art sensing, communication and big data analytics platforms, a systematic Industrial AI methodology will allow integration of physical systems with computational models. The concept of Industrial AI is in infancy stage and may encompass the collective use of technologies such as Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems and Big Data Analytics under the Industry 4.0 initiative where embedded computing devices, smart objects and the physical environment interact with each other to reach intended goals. A broad range of Industries including automotive, aerospace, healthcare, semiconductors, energy, transportation, mining, construction, and industrial automation could harness the power of Industrial AI to gain insights into the invisible relationship of the operation conditions and further use that insight to optimize their uptime, productivity and efficiency of their operations. In terms of predictive maintenance, Industrial AI can detect incipient changes in the system and predict the remains useful life and further to optimize maintenance tasks to avoid disruption to operations.
Prof. Jay Lee is Ohio Eminent Scholar, L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, and Univ. 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 (IMS) (www.imscenter.net) 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 100 global companies. IMS was
selected as the most economically impactful I/UCRC in the NSF Economic Impact Study Report in 2012 which reported that the Center has delivered to its members a combined benefit of $847.6 million in cost savings, and that the Center returned $238.30 of benefits for every $1 invested by the National Science Foundation. He was selected to be one of the 30 Visionaries in Smart Manufacturing in U.S. by SME in Jan. 2016. In addition, he is co-Founder of Predictronics (a start-up company through NSF ICorp award in 2012). In addition, his Team has won the 1st Place PHM Data Challenges five time out of nine competitions since 2008.
Dr. Jay Lee also serves as a board member and vice chairman of Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) to support Foxconn investment in the establishment of Advanced Manufacturing Science Park (WisconnValley) in WI. In addition, he serves as a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company, Member of the Global Future Council of World Economic Forum (WEF), member of Board of Governors of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Board of Frost Sullivan, etc.
Previously, he served as director for product development and manufacturing at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) as well as program directors for a number of programs at NSF including the Engineering Research Centers Program, the Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program, and Materials Processing, and Manufacturing Program, etc., etc. He also served on the Board on National Research Council (NRC) Manufacturing and Engineering Design (BMAED) during 1999-2005 as well as a number of NRC Study and Assessment Panels since 1999. He is a frequently invited speaker and has delivered over 260 keynote and plenary speeches at major international conferences. He is a Fellow of ASME, SME, PHM (Prognostics and Health Management), as well as a founding fellow of International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM).
He has received a number of awards including the Prognostics Innovation Award at NI Week by National Instruments in 2012, NSF Alex Schwarzkopf Technological Innovation Prize in 2014, MFPT (Machinery Failure Prevention Technology Society) Jack Frarey Award in 2014, and PICMET Medal of Excellence in 2016.