The Doctoral Symposium provides an opportunity for students to present their research interests and obtain guidance from a panel of distinguished researchers as well as comments from fellow students.
The PHM Society Doctoral Symposium will be held as a workshop on Sunday September 27, 2009, a day prior to the main conference. In order to allow sufficient time for discussions, the organizing committee has selected a limited number of students. Students presenting at the Doctoral Symposium have also been invited to present a poster of their research at the conference and their thesis abstract will appear in the conference proceedings. All students are invited to attend the Doctoral Symposium even if they are not interested in presenting their work.
The format of the workshop is: 15-20 minutes presentations by the doctoral candidates summarizing the salient points of their projects AND to propose 2-3 key issues on which they would like input from the panel. The remaining 10-15 minutes of the half hour slot will be for the comments by the panelists and a discussion with the speaker.
The panel will provide judgment on:
– technical soundness of the approach
– how well the work addresses a potential future need in PHM
– whether it advances the state of the art in PHM
– whether it violates any laws of the real world
The panel may also give suggestions on:
– how to adjust the research trajectory to overcome some of the shortcomings
– what related topics might be of interest, both within the scope of the current doctoral research, as well as beyond
In addition, students will be assigned one member of the panel as a mentor. The mentor’s role is (if so desired) to provide students with advice about the work, job prospects, etc. in a less formal setting.
Below is a list of presenting students, their affiliation, advisor, and research topic.
The panelists are
– AI: Gautam Biswas- Vanderbilt
– Deployment: Serdar Uckun- PARC
– Data-driven PHM: Kai Goebel-NASA, Neil Eklund, GE
– General: Karl Reichard- Penn State, Sylvain Letourneau and Jeff Bird- National Research Council
The agenda for the day is as follows:
730-800 Welcome, intros and coffee
800-1000 Talks 1 to 4
1000-1030 Coffee and networking
1030-1200 Talks 5,6,7
1200-1300 Lunch (sandwiches and salads) and networking
1300-1430 Talks 8,9,10
1430-1500 Coffee and networking
1500-1630 Talks 11,12,13
1630-1700 General plenary
1700+ Informal continuation, unhosted dinner
PHM Society Doctoral Symposium chairs
Jeff Bird, National Research Council Canada
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Sylvain Létourneau, National Research Council Canada
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