News of Prof. Coit, his research group and former students

2022

David Coit will be an invited Plenary Speaker at the at ENBIS (European Network for Business & Industrial Statistics) Spring Meeting in Grenoble, France on May 19-20, 2022

Prof. Hatice Tekiner Mogulkoc has been promoted to Associate Professor at Mamara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

David Coit presented invited seminars at Tecnológico de Monterrey, in Monterrey, Mexico on March 16, and in Mexico City, Mexico on March 22, 2022

Prof. Geert-Jan van Houtum from Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, presented an on-line seminar to Rutgers ISE on March 2, 2022. His seminar was titled 'Optimization of System Upgrades during an Asset’s Lifetime'

David Coit presented an invited on-line seminar at Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, on February 23, 2022, titled ' Reliability Modeling for Systems of Dependent Degrading Components: A Review and Comparison of Available Models.' You can watch the presentation here -> video

Prof. Heidi Taboada has been named Dean of the Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, TX - February 2022 congratulations !!!

The following new papers can be downloaded for free:

  • NEW !!! “A Review of Pareto Pruning Methods for Multi-objective Optimization,” Sanyapong Petchrompo, David Coit, Alexandra Brintrup, Anupong Wannakrairot & Ajith Kumar Parlikad, Computers & Industrial Engineering, vol. 167, May 2022 NEW !!! -> free download

  • NEW !!! “Dynamic Maintenance Model for a Repairable Multi-component System Using Deep Reinforcement Learning,” Nooshin Yousefi, Stamatis Tsianikas & David Coit, Quality Engineering, vol. 34, no. 1, 2022 NEW !!! -> free download

  • NEW !!! "Multi-objective Trip Planning with Solution Ranking Based on User Preference and Restaurant Selection," Supoj Chaochaicharoekul, David Coit & Naruemon Wattanapongsakorn, IEEE Access, vol 10, January 2022 NEW !!! -> free download

New jobs and promotions !!! Profs. Heidi Taboada and Jose Espiritu have now joined Texas A&M University-Kingsville, TX, and Dr. Nooshin Yousefi has accepted a new position at Amazon - February 2022

David Coit attended the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) held in Tucson, AZ on January 24 -27, 2022, participated as part of the RAMS Advisory Board panel and presented a paper titled "Two-stage Degradation Modeling Combined with Machine Learning for Steel Rebar Degradation Prediction," authored by Jian Zhou, David Coit, Hani Nassif and Zhanhang Li.

David Coit now has surpassed 15,000 citations - January 2022 -> Google Scholar

2021

David Coit served as the Honorary Chair for the 3rd International Conference on System Reliability and Safety Engineering (SRSE) held in Harbin, China on November 26-28, 2021 (all sessions were on-line)

Former Rutgers ISE visiting researcher Dr. Jun Wang has begun a position as a Lecturer at Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China - September 2021

David Coit was appointed as a Visiting Professor at CentraleSupelec, Paris, France starting August 16, 2021, and he presented an invited seminar at CentraleSupelec on September 2, 2021.

The following papers can be downloaded for free:

  • "Reliability Assessment and Lifetime Prediction of Degradation Processes Considering Recoverable Shock Damages, " T. Huang, Yuepu Zhao, David Coit, Loon-Ching Tang, IISE Transactions, vol. 53, no. 5, May 2021 -> free download

  • “Reinforcement Learning for Dynamic Condition-based Maintenance of a System with Individually Repairable Components,” Nooshin Yousefi, Stamatis Tsianikas & David Coit, Quality Engineering, vol. 32, no. 3, June 2020. -> free download

Congratulations to Dr. Stamatis Tsianikas and Dr. Nooshin Yousefi who have have accepted new positions in industry. Stam is now working for Google, and Nooshin is working for American Express - June 2021

David Coit was been awarded a Rutgers International Collaborative Research Grant to support 'Reliability and Resilience of Electrical Power Generation and Distribution to Facilitate Renewable Energy Sources: Collaboration between Rutgers and Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico' - June 2021

Dr. Lydia Prendergast (Rutgers MS ISE) has been appointed as the Director and Associate Dean of the Douglass Project at Rutgers University - June 2021

David Coit attended the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) held in Orlando, FL on May 24 -28, 2021, and participated as part of the RAMS Advisory Board

David Coit is currently the editor for two journal special issues:

  • IISE Transactions: Special Issue on 'Modeling and Optimization of Supply Chain Resilience to Pandemics and Long-Term Crises' (Co-Editors: David Coit, Dmitry Ivanov, Wewei Chen, Nezih Altay) -> link

  • Reliability Engineering & System Safety: Special Issue on 'Physics-Informed Machine Learning for Reliability and Safety' (Co-Editors: Pingfeng Wang, David Coit) -> link

David Coit presented a Keynote Speech at the IEEE 8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications (ICIEA 2021), April 23-26, 2021. The conference was originally scheduled to be held in Osaka, Japan, but became a virtual on-line conference. See it here -> ICIEA

Prof. Ali Mosleh from UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles), CA presented an on-line seminar to Rutgers ISE on March 9, 2021. His seminar was titled 'Reflections on the Treatment and Communication of Uncertainty in Risk and Reliability'

Congratulations to Sam Petchrompo, PhD student at Cambridge University, UK, who successfully defended his PhD on February 2, 2021. David Coit participated as part of his PhD committee using Zoom.

2020

Prof. Olga Fink from ETH Zurich, Switzerland presented an impressive on-line seminar to Rutgers ISE on November 17, 2020. The title of her seminar was 'Fusing Physics-based and Deep Learning Algorithms for Fault Diagnostics and Prognostics'

The INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research & Management Sciences) conference was held on-line November 7 to 13, 2020. Nooshin Yousefi made a presentation titled 'Dynamic Maintenance Modeling for Degrading Systems with Multiple Repairable Components' -> video

The Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) was held online November 1 to 3, 2020. The following papers were presented:

  • The Impact of Analytical Outage Modeling on Expansion Planning Problems in the Area of Power Systems, Stamatis Tsianikas, Nooshin Yousefi, Jian Zhou and David Coit

  • Inspection Plan Prediction for Multi-Repairable Component Systems Using Neural Networks, by Nooshin Yousefi, Stamatis Tsianikas, Jian Zhou and David Coit

David Coit presented an invited on-line seminar at New York University (NYU) C2SMART Center, New York, NY on Thursday October 29, 2020. The title of the seminar was 'New Degradation Models Based on Pre-Cracked Bridge Deck Rebars to Better Address Infrastructure Corrosion' -> video

The paper “Reliability Analysis of Systems Considering Clusters of Dependent Degrading Components” (by Nooshin Yousefi, David Coit & Sanling Song) has been published in Reliability Engineering & System Safety. An errata file is available with all correct equation formatting -> errata

David Coit presented a Keynote Speech at the 10th International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance & Safety Engineering (QR2MSE 2020) in Xi'an, China on October 8-11, 2020. Prof. Coit's keynote speech was delivered by videotape. See it here -> video

Congratulations to Dr. Jian Zhou who has started a job as an Assistant Professor at Nanjing University of Science & Technology (NUST), Nanjing, China - October 2020.

Nooshin Yousefi successfully defended her PhD dissertation, titled 'Maintenance Modeling for Degrading Systems with Individually Repairable Components using Optimization and Reinforcement Learning,' on September 18, 2020 !!!

David Coit attended on-line the Intelligent Maintenance Conference (IMC) which was held in Zurich, Switzerland on September 8 and 9, 2020.

Congratulations to Dr. Stamatis Tsianikas who has started a job as a Machine Learning Senior Manager at American Express, Co., New York, NY - October 2020.

David Coit presented a tutorial (on-line) titled 'History of System Reliability Optimization' at the 9th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Advanced Reliability and Maintenance Modelling (APARM 2020) on August 22, 2020. The conference was originally scheduled to be held in Vancouver, Canada, but was on-line instead. See it here -> APARM

Rutgers ISE MS student Zhanhang Li successfully defended his MS Thesis on August 20, 2020 !!!

Jian Zhou defended his PhD dissertation, titled 'Joint Optimization of System Hardening and Restoration for Resilience Enhancement against Cascading Failures,' on August 19, 2020. Congratulations !!

David Coit presented two invited on-line seminars at the Nanjing University of Science & Technology (NUST), Nanjing, China, July 15 and July 22, 2020. See them here -> NUST

Stamatis Tsianikis sucessfully defended his PhD dissertation titled 'Microgrid Expansion Planning Using Simulation-based Optimization and Reinforcement Learning' on July 2, 2020 !!!

Qing Li defended her PhD dissertation, titled 'Two-Stage Simulation-based Optimization for Optimal Develpment of Wind Farm Considering Wind Uncertainty,' on April 22, 2020. Congratulations !!

Nooshin Yousefi successfully presented her PhD proposal titled 'Maintenance Optimization and System Reliability Analysis for Degrading Systems with Individually Repairable Components' on February 12, 2020

David Coit attended the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) January 27 to 30, 2020 in Palm Springs CA. He serves as part of the Symposium Advisory Board and participated on the advisory board panel.

Zhanhang Li successfully presented his MS proposal titled 'Degradation Modeling and Reliability Analysis of Bridge Rebar Corrosion' on January 17, 2020

Prof. Shuyuan Gan from Jiangsu University, China, has joined Rutgers as a visiting researcher - January 2020

2019

The Special Issue ‘Complex Systems RAMS Optimization: Methods and Applications’ has now been published in the journal Reliability Engineering and System Safety (editors: David Coit, Enrico Zio, vol. 192, December 2019).

David Coit visited SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY on November 4 and 5, 2019 and presented an invited lecture.

The INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research & Management Sciences) conference was held October 20 to 24, 2019 in Seattle, WA. Jian Zhu, Nooshin Yousefi, Jun Wang and David Coit attended the conference. Jun Wang was a finalist in the student poster competition. We made the following presentations:

  • Reliability Analysis and Modeling of Concrete Bridge Decks, by Nooshin Yousefi, David Coit, Hani Nassif, Jian Zhou

  • Joint Effects of Local and Global Load Redistribution Model On Mixed Cascading Failures in Network Systems, by Jian Zhou, David Coit, Frank Felder

  • Opportunistic Condition-based Maintenance For a Degrading System With Individually Repairable Components, by Nooshin Yousefi, David Coit

  • Optimal Network System Restoration Regarding Cascading Failures using Reinforcement Learning, by Jian Zhou, Dali Wang, David Coit

Nooshin Yousefi participated in the EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) Engineering PhD Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland on October 2 to 4, 2019 -> https://phdsummit.epfl.ch/selected-candidates/

Prof. Tongdan Jin, PhD graduate of Rutgers ISE, has written and published an impressive new book 'Reliability Engineering and Services' available now! buy it! - September 2019

Rutgers PhD student Stamatis Tsianikis is working as a visiting researcher at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom during Fall 2019 semester

Former Rutgers ISE visiting researcher Dr. Xiaoyue Wang has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing, China - September 2019

David Coit presented a Keynote Speech at the World Congress on Resilience, Reliability and Asset Management which was held July 28-31, 2019 in Singapore

Prof. Pei Lee Teh from Monash University in Malaysia visited Rutgers ISE on July 23, 2019. Prof. Teh -> video

Stamatis Tsianikis successfully defended his PhD proposal titled 'Microgrid Expansion Planning Using Simulation-based Optimization and Reinforcement Learning' on July 22, 2019

David Coit is now editor for the following journal special issues:

  • Reliability Engineering & System Safety - special issue on 'system RAMS optimization'

  • Computers & Industrial Engineering - special issue featuring extended research from the MMR 2019 conference

  • Journal of Risk & Reliability - special issue featuring extended research from the SMRLO 2019 conference

David Coit is now an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Reliability

Congratulations to former Rutgers visiting researcher Dr. Xiaoyue Wang who graduated with a PhD from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) - June 2019

David Coit attended the following conferences in China in 2019:

Two papers were presented at the MMR 2019 conference, Hong Kong, China, and included in the conference proceedings - June 3-7, 2019

  • 'Dynamic Inspection Planning for Systems with Individually Repairable Components,' by Nooshin Yousefi and David Coit

  • 'Reliability Analysis of Systems Subject to Mutually Dependent Competing Failure Processes with Changing Degradation Rate,' by Nooshin Yousefi and David Coit

David Coit presented the following invited department seminars during May, 2019: Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China (May 16, 2019) and King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand (May 8, 2019)

The Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) was held May, 2019, in Orlando, FL. Stamatis Tsianikas, and Jian Zhou attended the conference and presented the following papers:

  • Battery Selection for Optimal Grid-Outage Resilient Photovoltaic and Battery Systems, by Stamatis Tsianikas, Jian Zhou, Nooshin Yousefi and David Coit

  • Techno-economic Analysis of a PV+Battery System, by Stamatis Tsianikas, Jian Zhou, Dunbar P. Birnie III and David Coit

  • Resiliency Optimization for Western U.S. Transmission Grid Against Cascading Failures, by Jian Zhou, Stamatis Tsianikas, David W. Coit and Frank Felder

Rutgers ISE graduate students, working in my research group, have obtained impressive 2019 summer internships:

  • Jian Zhou - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Stamatis Tsianikas - American Express, Co.

  • Nooshin Yousefi - CenturyLink

David Coit presented the following invited department seminars in April, 2019: Jilin University, Changchun, China (April 22, 2019) and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (April 8, 2019)

David Coit has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China for a 3 year term starting April 4, 2019

Rutgers MS graduate Jingyu Chen has accepted a position as a safety engineering intern at BMW North America, Woodcliff Lake, NJ - March 2019

David Coit presented the following invited department seminars in March, 2019: Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (March 15, 2019), University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), TX (March 8, 2019), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (March 6, 2019), Texas State University, San Marcos, TX (March 3, 2019) and University of Houston, TX (March 1, 2019)

Jian Zhou successfully presented his PhD proposal titled "Joint Optimization of System Hardening and Restoration for Resilience Enhancement against Cascading Failures" on February 23, 2019

David Coit presented the following invited department seminars in February, 2019: Northeastern University, Boston, MA (February 15, 2019) and University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, MA (February 13, 2019)

Rutgers ISE PhD student Jian Zhou was awarded the 2019 Hans Reiche Scholarship by the Society of Reliability Engineers (SRE) to attend the 2019 Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) in Orlando, FL - January 2019

David Coit attended the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) on January 28-31, 2019 in Orlando, FL, and participated as part of the Advisory Board panel

2018

Jingyu Chen successfully defended his MS degree, titled 'Reliability and Maintenance for Systems with Individually Repairable Components Degrading as Gamma Processes' on December 20, 2018

Nooshin Yousefi attended the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research & Management Sciences) conference November 4-7, 2018 in Phoeniz, AZ, and gave the following presentation:

  • Maintenance model for a stochastically degrading system with individually repairable components , by Nooshin Yousefi, Jingyu Chen and David Coit

David Coit was a Keynote Speaker at the 12th International Conference on Reliability Maintainability & Safety (ICRMS) held in Shanghai, China on October 17-19, 2018

David Coit visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China on October 22, 2018 and presented the seminar “Reliability Modeling and Optimization for Systems of Degrading Components”

David Coit was a Keynote Speaker the 2018 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Advanced Reliability & Maintenance Modeling (APARM) and International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance & Safety Engineering (QR2SME) conference held in Qingdao, China on August 21-24, 2018.

David Coit presented a seminar titled “Economic and Resilience Value of Adding Battery Capacity to Photovoltaic Array Generation” at Beihang University, Beijing, China on July 4, 2018

David Coit traveled to Beijing, China during July 2018 to teach the class Probabilistic Operations Research at Beihang University

David Coit visited Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK on May 29, 2018

The Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) was held May 20-22, 2018, in Orlando, FL. Jian Zhou and David Coit attended the conference. Jian presented the following paper:

  • Optimal Restoration for Resilience of Dependency Systems Against Cascading Failures, by Jian Zhou, David Coit & Frank Felder

Jingyu Chen successfully defended his MS proposal, titled “Reliability and Maintenance for Systems with Individually Repairable Components Degrading as Gamma Processes” on January 10, 2018

2017

Varun Dev Nayanar successfully defended his MS proposal, titled “Decision Support Tool for Designing New Jersey’s Electricity Future” on December 18, 2017

David Coit traveled to Taiwan in December 2017, and presented lectures at the following universities.

  • Yuan Ze University - December 11

  • National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech) - December 13

  • National Tsing Hua University - December 15

Sufian Sudeng successfully defended his PhD on December 12, 2017 at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand. I participated as a member of the PhD committee using Skype.

Prof. Mark Rodgers from Rutgers Business School visited the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department on November 7, 2017 to make an informative seminar presentation

David Coit attended the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research & Management Sciences) conference October 22-25, 2016 in Houston, TX. I was co-author of the following presentation:

  • Joint Planning of Multi-action Maintenance with Complex Effects, by Yue Shi, Yisha Xiang & David Coit

David Coit visited the University of Washington, Seattle, WA on October 12, 2017 to present a seminar titled “Combined Optimization of Redundancy Allocation & Maintenance Planning for Systems Exposed to an Uncertain Environment”

Prof. Tirthankar Dasgupta from Rutgers Department of Statistics visited the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department on September 19, 2017 and gave an impressive seminar presentation

Dr. Heidi Taboada has been named Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) – September 2017

David Coit visited China during June and July, 2017, and made the following university seminar presentations:

  • UESTC (University of Electronic Science & Technology of China), Chengdu, China

  • Beihang University, Beijing, China

  • University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing, China

David Coit attended the Second Sino-U.S. Research Conference on Quality, Analytics and Innovation held June 26-27, 2017 at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and presented an invited research paper

David Coit presented a seminar at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand on March 14, 2017 titled “Electric Power Generation Expansion Planning: Robust Optimization Considering Uncertainty and Climate Change”

Mark Rodgers has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at Rutgers Business School in the Supply Chain Management department – March 2017

Prof. Kaibo Liu from University of Wisconsin visited Rutgers Industrial & Systems Engineering on January 31, 2017 and gave an impressive seminar presentation

David Coit attended the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) on January 23-26 in Orlando, FL, and participated as part of the Advisory Board panel

2016

The INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research & Management Sciences) conference was held November 13-16, 2016 in Nashville, TN. Sanling Song attended the conference. I did not attend but I was co-author of the following presentations

  • Critical Effect Of Dependence Clusters On Cascading Failures In Network Systems, by Jian Zhou, Ning Huang & David Coit

  • Opportunistic Condition Based Maintenance Optimization For Offshore Wind Farm, by Sanling Song, Frank Felder & David Coit

  • Predictive Maintenance For A Multi-unit System, by Zhicheng Zhu, Yisha Xiang & David Coit

  • Reliability of System with Clusters of Dependent Degrading Components, by Sanling Song, David Coit, Qianmei Feng & Yisha Xiang

David Coit visited Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK on October 12, 2016 to present a seminar titled “Electric Power Generation Expansion Planning: Robust Optimization Considering Uncertainty and Climate Change”

Prof. Maryam Hamidi from Lamar University, Beaumont, TX visited Rutgers Industrial & Systems Engineering on September 13, 2016

Dr. Faraz Ramtin from PSE&G visited Rutgers Industrial & Systems Engineering on September 13, 2016 and gave an impressive seminar presentation

Mark Rodgers defended his PhD dissertation, titled “Simulation-based Optimization Model for Electricity Generation Expansion Planning Problems Considering Human Health Externalities,” on August 2, 2016 !! Congratulations Dr. Rodgers !!!

David Coit attended the First Sino-U.S. Research Conference on Quality, Analytics and Innovation held July 1-2, 2016 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, and presented an invited research paper

David Coit visited China during June and July, 2016, and made the following university seminar presentations:

  • USTC (University of Science & Technology of China), Hefei, China

  • City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

  • Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

  • Chongqing University, Chongqing, China

  • Peking University, Beijing, China

Sanling Song successfully defended her PhD dissertation, titled “Reliability Analysis and Maintenance Modeling of Multi-Component Systems Subject to Multiple Dependent Competing Failure Processes” on January 6, 2016 !! Congratulations Dr. Song !!!

2015

David Coit has been awarded the ‘Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President’s International Fellowship for Visiting Scientists’ to fund and support research in China during Summer 2016 – December 2015

The paper “Reliability Modeling for Dependent Competing Failure Processes with Changing Degradation Rate” by Koosha Rafiee, David Coit & Qianmei Feng, is one of the 5 most popular papers in 2014 & 2015 in IIE Transactions - November 2015

The paper “Markov Additive Processes for Degradation with Jumps under Dynamic Environments” (by Yin Shu, Qianmei Feng, Edward Kao, David Coit, Hao Liu) was one of three finalists for the QSR refereed best paper competition at the INFORMS conference, Philadelphia, PA - November 2015

Prof. Kaibo Wang from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China visited Rutgers ISE on November 5, 2015 and presented a seminar titled “Engineering-Knowledge-Driven Statistical Modeling for Spatial Data”

David Coit , Xiaoye Wang and Sanling Song attended the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research & Management Sciences) conference November 1-4, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA. I was co-author of the following presentations

  • Joint Burn-in and Imperfect Condition-based Maintenance for n-Subpopulations, by Yisha Xiang, David Coit & Qianmei Feng

  • Markov Additive Processes for Degradation with Jumps under Dynamic Environments, by Yin Shu, Qianmei Feng, Edward Kao, David Coit & Hao Liu

  • Start-up Demonstration Tests with Sparse Connection, by Xiaoyue Wang, Xian Zhou & David Coit

Sanling Song presented “Wind Farm optimization & application to offshore wind in New Jersey given installation & maintenance policies” (by Song, Felder, Bowers, Seroka, Dunk, Miles, Coit) at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Workshop/9th Annual Trans-Atlantic Infraday in Washington DC on October 30, 2015

Dr. Jason Cook from U.S. Army ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ visited Rutgers ISE on October 13, 2015 and presented a seminar titled “Applied Reliability Engineering for a System of Systems”

Prof. Geert-Jan van Houtum from Eindhoven Institute of Technology, The Netherlands visited Rutgers ISE on October 1, 2015

Saltuk Selcuklu successfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled “Multi-Objective Generation Expansion Planning Considering Uncertainty & Modeling with the Pareto Uncertainty Index” on August 12, 2015 Congratulations Dr. Selcuklu !!

David Coit was a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering (QR2SME) conference in Beijing, China on July 21 - 25, 2015

David Coit presented a seminar at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China on July 20, 2015 -> link

David Coit attended the ECTI-CON conference (International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications & Information Technology), June 25 – 27, 2015 in Hua Hin, Thailand

David Coit attended the Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) held May 31 to June 2, 2015 in Nashville, TN. I was co-author of the following presentations

  • Aleatory and Epistemic Uncertainty Classification of the GEP Problem, by Saltuk Selcuklu, David Coit & Frank Felder

  • Reliability Analysis of Multiple-Component System Subject to Dependent Degradation Path, by Sanling Song, David Coit & Qianmei Feng

  • Increasing Energy Reliability and Power Quality via Intermittent Onsite Generation, by Tongdan Jin, Fei Sun, David Coit & Yi Ding

  • System opportunistic maintenance optimization considering individual component health condition prediction, by Lei Xiao, Xiaohui Chen, Sanling Song & David Coit

David Coit visited the University of Wisconsin on April 24, 2015 to present a seminar

Sanling Song was awarded the Rutgers ISE graduate student of the year for the 2014-2015 academic year!!!! - April, 2015

Mohammad Sima (co-advisers: Tugrul Ozel, David Coit) successfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled “Physics-Based Simulation & Reliability Modeling for Multi-Objective Optimization of Advanced Cutting Tools in Machining Titanium Alloys” on Friday, April 10, 2015. He has accepted a position as a visiting professor at Lamar University for Fall 2015. Congratulations Dr. Sima !!

Nida Chatwattanasiri successfully defended her PhD dissertation, titled “Stochastic Cost, Reliability and Maintenance Optimization Considering Uncertain Future Usage Scenarios” on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Congratulations Dr. Chatwattanasiri !!

David Coit traveled to Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, on February 9 & 10, 2015 to participate in the impressive PhD dissertation defense for Qiushi Zhu

2014

David Coit visited the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth on December 1, 2014 to present a seminar and to participate in the PhD proposal meeting for Yujie Wang (co-advisers Honggang Wang, Liudong Xing)

David Coit attended the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research & Management Sciences) conference November 9-12, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. I was co-author of the following presentations

  • Game-theoretic Model for Electric Distribution Reliability from a Multiple Stakeholder Perspective, by Frank Felder, Xiaojun (Gene) Shan & David Coit

  • Imperfect Condition-based Maintenance under Performance-based Logistics, Yisha Xiang & David Coit

  • Iterative System Optimization Based on Condition Monitoring Data and Bayesian Updating, by David Coit & Nida Chatwattanasiri

  • Multi-objective Optimization of Degrading System Considering System Reliability and Redundancy Cost, by Sanling Song, David Coit, Qianmei Feng & Qing Li

David Coit traveled to Taiwan (visited the cities Taipei, Hsinchu and Taoyuan) and made the following seminar presentations - October 2014

  • Yuan Ze University, Taoyuan, Taiwan on October 27, 2014

  • National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan on October 30, 2014

A workshop “Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of Electric Utility Hardening Efforts in Response to Severe Weather” was held on October 21, 2014 at the Rutgers Bloustein School. The instructors were Frank Felder & David Coit

Saltuk Bugra Selcuklu successfully presented his PhD proposal titled “Multi-Objective Generation Expansion Planning Considering Uncertainty and Modeling with the Pareto Uncertainty Index” on August 27, 2014 !!!

Sanling Song successfully presented her PhD proposal titled “Reliability Analysis and Maintenance Modeling of Multi-Component Systems Subject to Multiple Dependent Competing Failure Processes” on July 24, 2014 !!!

Here is a promotional video for the IEEM 2013 conference featuring me! - July 2014

David Coit traveled to the University of Houston, in Texas on June 6, 2014 to participate in the PhD defenses of Koosha Rafiee & Lei Jiang

The Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) was held June 1-3, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. Nida Chatwattanasiri, David Coit, Shuya Li, Saltuk Selcuklu and Sanling Song attended the conference and made the following presentations:

  • Two-Stage Stochastic Model for System Reliability-Cost Optimization, by Nida Chatwattanasiri, David Coit & Qianmei Feng

  • Electric Power Generation Expansion Planning: Robust Optimization Considering Climate Change, by Shuya Li, Saltuk Selcuklu, David Coit & Frank Felder

  • Dealing with Uncertainties of Electric Power Generation Expansion Planning Problem, by Saltuk Selcuklu, David Coit & Frank Felder

  • Maintenance Policies Comparison by Multi-Objective Optimization for Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline, by Sanling Song & David Coit

  • Multi-Objective Optimization for Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline Subject to Dependent and Competing Failure Processes, by Sanling Song, David Coit & Qianmei Feng

Congratulations to Shuya Li, Nida Chatwattanasiri & Sanling Song, who are receiving MS degrees this semester! – May 2014

IE Magazine has a recent article “System reliability amid competing failure sources” describing research conducted by Koosha Rafiee Qianmei Feng & David Coit as part of our NSF grant – April 2014

Shuya Li defended her MS thesis titled “Robust Optimization of Electric Power Generation Expansion Planning Considering Uncertainty of Climate Change” on Monday, April 7, 2014. She gave an impressive presentation

David Coit presented 4 seminars at Beihang University, Beijing, China, during Spring, 2014 semester - April 2014

  • “Integrated Modeling and Optimization of Quality & Reliability for Systems of Degrading Components” on March 11, 2014

  • “Stochastic Cost, Reliability & Maintenance Optimization Considering Uncertain Future Usage Scenarios” on March 25, 2014

  • “Multiple Objective Stochastic Models for Electricity Generation Expansion Planning Considering Environmental Impacts” on April 8, 2014

  • “Electric Power Generation Expansion Planning: Robust Optimization Considering Uncertainty and Climate Change” on April 23, 2014

David Coit presented seminars at these Chinese universities during Spring, 2014 semester - April 2014

  • Peking University, Beijing, China on April 9, 2014

  • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China on April 15, 2014

  • Sun Yat-sen University (Zhongshan University), Guangzhou, China on April 21, 2014

  • Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Beijing, China on April 28, 2014

David Coit taught the graduate class “System Reliability Modeling and Optimization” at Beihang University, Beijing, China for Spring, 2014 semester - March 2014

Nida Chatwattanasiri successfully defended her PhD proposal, titled “Stochastic Cost, Reliability and Maintenance Optimization Considering Uncertain Future Usage Scenarios” on February 26, 2014

Mohammad Sima successfully defended his PhD proposal, titled “Physics-Based Simulation and Reliability Modeling for Optimization of Advanced Cutting Tools in Machining Titanium Alloys” (co-advisers Tugrul Ozel and David Coit) on February 24, 2014 !!!

The paper “n-Subpopulations Experiencing Stochastic Degradation: Reliability Modeling, Burn-in and Preventive Replacement Optimization” by Yisha Xiang, David Coit & Qianmei Feng, is one of the 3 most popular papers in 2013 in IIE Transactions - January 2014

2013

I attended the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS), Colorado Springs, CO on January 27-30, 2014

  • Rutgers PhD graduate Tongdan Jin, associate professor at Texas State University, won the R.A. Evans/P.K. McElroy award for the best paper at the 2013 RAMS !!!

David Coit attended the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management (IEEM 2013), Bangkok, Thailand, on December 11-12, 2013 and presented the following papers

  • A New Methodology for Solving Multi-Objective Stochastic Optimization Problems with Independent Objective Functions, by Saltuk Selcuklu, David Coit, Frank Felder, Mark Rodgers & Naruemon Wattanapongsakorn

  • Dynamic k-out-of-n system with Component Partnership Design with Two Dependent Competing Failure Processes, by Nida Chatwattanasiri, David Coit, Naruemon Wattanapongsakorn & Qianmei Feng

I presented a seminar at the City University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong, China, on October 21, 2013, titled “Integrated Modeling and Optimization of Quality & Reliability for Systems of Degrading Components”

David Coit attended the International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering (CIE43), Hong Kong, China, on October 16-19, 2013, and presented the paper “Multiple Objective Optimization for LNG Pipeline Subject to Dependent & Competing Failure Processes” by Sanling Song, David Coit, Qianmei Feng & Naruemon Wattanapongsakorn

Rutgers and Alion Science & Technology have been awarded a grant from U. S. Navy NAVAIR titled “Development of Reliability Models to Support the Aircraft Launch and Recovery Gear Service Life Analysis Program - Phase 5” (PI: David Coit) – October 2013

Saltuk Selcuklu and Sanling Song attended the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research & Management Sciences) conference held October 6-9, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. I did not attend but I was co-author of the following presentations:

  • Pareto Uncertainty Index in Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm: An Application to GEP, by Saltuk Selcuklu, David Coit, Frank Felder & Mark Rodgers

  • Multiple Objective Optimization for Degrading Systems - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Pipeline, by Sanling Song, David Coit & Qianmei Feng

  • Accelerated Burn-in and Condition-based Maintenance for n-subpopulations Subject to Stochastic Degradation, by Yisha Xiang, David Coit & Qianmei Feng

  • Reliability Analysis for Dependent Competing Risk Processes with Degradation Rate Transition, by Koosha Rafiee, Qianmei Feng & David Coit

  • Condition-based Maintenance for Multiple Stents with Stochastic Dependent Failure Processes, by Elias Keedy, Qianmei Feng, Koosha Rafiee & David Coit

  • Reliability Analysis for Failure Processes under Degradation-Dependent Hard Failure Threshold, by Koosha Rafiee, Qianmei Feng & David Coit

David Coit attended the China International Pipeline Conference (CIPC 2013) in Langfang, China, on September 4, 2013, and presented a seminar titled “Reliability Analysis of Systems of Degrading Components”

For Fall semester, 2013, I am working as a Visiting Adjunct Professor at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Bangkok, Thailand – August 2013

Mark Rodgers successfully defended his PhD dissertation proposal on Friday, August 16, 2013 titled “Simulation Based Optimization Models For Electricity Generation Expansion Planning Problems Considering Human Health Externalities”

Shuya Li successfully defended her MS thesis proposal on Friday, August 16, 2013 titled “Robust Optimization of Generation Expansion Planning Problems Considering Climate Change’s Uncertain Impact”

Akira Hada defended his MS thesis on Monday, August 12, 2013. His thesis is titled “System Reliability and Maintenance Modeling with Changing and Uncertain Future Stress Profiles”

The paper “Reliability & Maintenance Modeling for Systems Subject to Multiple Dependent Competing Failure Processes” by Hao Peng, May Feng & David Coit, is one of the 5 most-cited papers for the last three years in IIE Transactions - July 2013

David Coit traveled to the University of Houston, TX on July 17-19, 2013 to participate in a Rutgers/UH NSF research project workshop, and to meet with Profs. May Feng and Yisha Xiang

Representatives of U.S. Army ARDEC and Alion Science & Technology visited Rutgers ISE on July 16, 2013 to participate in the “kick-off” meeting for the Rutgers project “ARDEC Risk and Reliability Models for Condition-Based Ammunition Maintenance”

Professors Suzanne Zhang and Zili Wang from Beihang University, Beijing, China visited Rutgers ISE Department on June 24, 2013

Rutgers and Alion Science & Technology have been awarded a grant from U. S. Navy/NAVAIR titled “Development of Reliability Models to Support the Recovery Gear Service Life Analysis Program - Phase 4” (PI: David Coit) – June 2013

David Coit traveled to Doha, Qatar from May 26-31, 2013 to visit Qatar University

PhD student Sanling Song presented her paper, “Reliability Analysis for Parallel Systems with Different Component Shock Sets” on May 19, 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico as part of the ISERC QCRE Best Paper competition

Sanling Song, Nida Chatwattanasiri, Saltuk Selcuklu, and Mark Rodgers attended the Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) held May 18-22, 2013 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I did not attend, but I was co-author of the following papers and presentations:

  • Reliability Analysis for Parallel Systems with Different Component Shock Sets, by Sanling Song, David Coit & Qianmei Feng (QCRE Best Paper competition)

  • Reliability Assessment of Dependent Competing Risks with Mixed Shock Model, by Koosha Rafiee, Qianmei Feng & David Coit (QCRE Best Paper competition)

  • Expected Reliability For Systems Under Uncertain Usage Environment With Multiple Dependent Competing Failure Processes, by Nida Chatwattanasiri, Sanling Song, David Coit & Qianmei Feng

  • Multi-Objective Generation Expansion Planning Problem Optimization Using Pareto Uncertainty Index, by Saltuk Selcuklu, David Coit, Frank Felder & Mark Rodgers

  • Meta-modeling Societal Health Costs of Electricity Generation Using Kriging, by Mark Rodgers, David Coit, Frank Felder, Ann Marie Carlton, Ying Hung, Saltuk Selcuklu & Caroline Farkas

  • Reliability Analysis for Implanted Multi-Stent Systems with Stochastic Dependent Competing Risk Processes, by Ali Arab, Elias Keedy, Qianmei Feng, Sanling Song & David Coit

Christie Nelson defended her PhD in Operations Research from RUTCOR (Rutgers Center for Operations Research) and gave an impressive presentation of her research on May 8, 2013. I participated as a member of the dissertation committee. Congratulations Dr. Nelson !!

Rutgers and Alion Science & Technology have been awarded a grant from U. S. Army ARDEC titled “ARDEC Risk and Reliability Models for Condition-Based Ammunition Maintenance” (PI: David Coit) – April 2013

Prof. Chia-Jung Chang from Penn State visited Rutgers ISE on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. She gave an impressive seminar, and met with many students and faculty – April 2013

David Coit presented a seminar at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Wednesday, April 17 2013

Robert Kosaka successfully defended his MS thesis on Friday, April 12, 2013 and made an excellent presentation. His thesis is titled “Development and Application of Covariate Based Reliability Models: Utilizing Constrained Maximum Likelihood Optimization”

Prof Jeff Wu, Georgia Tech, visited Rutgers ISE on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He gave an enlightening seminar, and had a meeting with my PhD students and also with other faculty

David Coit presented a seminar at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, on March 21, 2013, titled “Multiple Objective Stochastic Models for Electricity Generation Expansion Planning Considering Environmental Impacts”

David Coit taught a “capita selecta” short course at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. The class was “Multiple Criteria and Multiple Objective Optimization” – March 2013