PHM Society Short Course: Analytics for PHM – Advanced Course

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Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This course is intended for engineers, scientists, and managers who are interested in data driven methods for asset health management. You will learn how to identify potential data driven projects, visualize data, screen data, construct and select appropriate features, build models of assets from data, evaluate and select models, and deploy asset monitoring systems. By the end of the course, you will have learned the essential skills of processing, manipulating and analyzing data of various types, creating advanced visualizations, detecting anomalous behavior, diagnosing faults, and estimating remaining useful life. Note that this course is an advanced course with only a brief, high-level overview of PHM presented – students are expected to know the basics of PHM already. New practitioners are encouraged to take the fundamentals course or contact the course leader to examine their background and skills.

The course is about two thirds lecture, and an optional one third hands-on lab. Students who elect to take the lab will be ex expected to bring a laptop with analytics software (R, Python, Matlab, or something similar) that they are familiar with pre-installed. Lab example solutions will be presented in Python.

Topics include:

  1. Overview of data-driven PHM
  2. Review of Fundamental statistics
  3. Data Visualization
  4. Machine learning – introduction and concepts
  5. Data transformation & feature extraction
  6. Classification
  7. Regression
  8. Introduction to Neural Networks
  9. Hands-on Lab
  10. Feature selection
  11. Characterizing performance
  12. Model Selection
  13. Anomaly detection
  14. Deep Learning I
  15. Deep Learning II
  16. Applications
  17. Practical matters
  18. Hands-on Lab

Lecturer: Dr. Neil Eklund

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