PHM Education and Professional Development Portal


The PHM Society is founded on three basic principles:

  • To provide free and unrestricted access to PHM knowledge
  • To promote interdisciplinary and international collaboration in PHM
  • To lead the advancement of PHM as an engineering discipline

Here’s an Education and Professional Development portal to summarize our resources for you and make connections easy. This is an initiative of the Society’s Education and Professional Development Committee. See our other Portal for PHM Standards at

How to Use It?

  • Create a user account with the Society to get and post information and connect to others
  • Start with a review of our PHM taxonomy to see what Prognostics and Health Management comprises
  • Review education and professional development panels from PHM conferences to identify activities, people, and issues
  • Find conference Luminary Sessions and free Tutorials to get an overview of specific topics of interest and introductions to evolving topics
  • Find free, peer-reviewed, PHM Society journal papers, special topic issues, and conference proceedings, AND contribute your own papers, technical briefs, and communications to our journal through our website processes
  • Look for new treasures- jobs, graduate studies, and staff
  • Access high-quality reference data sets of prognostics and diagnostics data from our data challenges and see published papers on the methods used by the winners

Resources References

  1. Engage with the PHM Society so you can post to forums, submit papers, connect with others and receive our communications
    1. Become a user at and subscribe to the IJPHM email list
    2. Share using Forums on educational and professional development at
    3. Use other forums on many topics at
    4. Submit your original contributions to the journal and conferences at
    5. Connect with others at
    6. Connect with leading companies that provide significant sponsorship of our activities at
    7. Connect with leading technical societies and organizations at
  2. Understand our PHM Taxonomy as a classification of skills and domains within the multi-disciplinary field of PHM
    1. An overview communications paper at
  3. Tutorials are available free under each conference listing at A compilation of the early tutorials is at
  4. Education and professional development-related panels have been conducted regularly with the support of many organizations. Summarized by topic and with a link(s) for content:
    1. PHM18 on How we can leverage existing training with speakers and slides from the PHM Society, University of Tennessee, Rolls Royce and Villanova University at with a report at
    2. PHME18 on Education and standards in the European environment with speakers from IVHM Centre Cranfield University, Penn State University, PHM Society and General Motors as panel 7 at
    3. PHM17 on Education and Standards with speakers from Rolls Royce, Defence Acquisitions University, SAE International, Penn State University, PHM Society and NIST. Preparation and final comments at Details at In addition standards are discussed in the panel on PHM for Human Assets.
    4. PHMAP17 included panels on Smart Manufacturing PHM, Asset and Operations Management: A Maritime Industry Focus, Commercial Aerospace PHM/IVHM, Railway PHM and Data Analytics in the Era of Industrial IoT at
    5. PHM16 included a panel on Dialogue on Needs and Resources with speakers from the PHM Society at and Georgia Tech, Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin, drR2, NASA, and University of Western Australia at
    6. PHME16 included panels on Asset and Operations Management in the Era of Connectivity and Big Data: A Maritime Industry Focus, Automotive Prognostics and Cross Industry Collaboration, Debate – Internet of Things Needs Standards!, PHM Applications and Fielded Systems Experience, and PHM for Actuators.
    7. PHM15 included panels on standards for adaptive PHM, automotive, smart manufacturing, efficiencies from prognostics in commercial aviation, wind energy, and oil and gas prognostics
    8. PHM14 included a dialogue session on the Continuing Professional Development for PHM- What can it do for us? With speakers from the PHM Society Committee presenting a strawman CPD scheme for the PHM community at A discussion of the continuing education unit is at
    9. PHME14 included a panel session on health-ready components at as well as a novel forum on PHM/SHM in action at
    10. PHM13 included a working session on the evolving PHM taxonomy with a summary of results and plans at
    11. PHM12 included a two-part workshop to develop the first versions of the PHM taxonomy as outlined at with details at
    12. PHME12, the first European conference, included joint sessions with the Structural Health Monitoring community as well as tutorials on prognostics, diagnostics, industrial implementation, and run-time verification at
    13. PHM11 included a battery management systems workshop with speakers from the Canadian military, Battery manufacturer, GE, LG Chem Power, Ford, OSU, GM, INL, HDM Systems, University of New Orleans, Universidad de Chile, and NASA at
    14. PHM10 included a panel on education and a panel on guidelines for software certification and fielded systems at as well as an energy workshop and tutorials on diagnostics, prognostics, information fusion, uncertainty, electronics life testing, verification and validation at
    15. PHM09 included a panel on fielded systems with nine industry speakers at and tutorials on diagnostics, prognostics, PHM and logistics, PHM Return on Investment, PHM with Reconfigurable Control and Software Health Management
  5. Our Journal started in 2010 at
    1. Special PHM topic issues at like wind turbines, uncertainty, nuclear energy, big data and analytics, smart manufacturing, railway and transportation, PHMAP17 highlights, and more added regularly
    2. Journal papers at
    3. Buy print editions at
  6. PHM Continuing Education and Professional Development Committee of the Society activities:
    1. An overview communications paper on Continuing Professional Development at
    2. A forum with summaries of issues and a number of special conference panels at
    3. A virtual doctoral consortium for graduate students to network at
  7. Short Courses also organized by the EPD Committee- Descriptions of Society offerings at our conferences or that you can request for presentation at your site
    1. PHM Fundamentals and Case Studies introductory course- sample description at
    2. Analytics for PHM advanced course with hands-on labs- sample description at
  8. Continuing Education Units to recognize coursework and possibly other activities. See discussion at
  9. Conference Proceedings are available free under each conference listing at
  10. Job Listings at the bottom of the page at or or [Working to combine these]
  11. Post new jobs and graduate study opportunities by submitting descriptions: from your account create content then select the job posting
  12. Access reference data sets for developing and evaluating PHM methods and tools at and [2009, 2010 (links being fixed) and 2011 there and others to be added]. As well a design challenge was run in 2015 at

Now… please contribute to the PHM community with your papers, data sets … and TIME as a volunteer.

Updates, additions, and comments always welcome through the forum at

Other Resources

We can also direct you to significant PHM resources externally at

  1. NASA Prognostics Center of Excellence at
  2. Cranfield IVHM Centre at
  3. Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at See a graduate course on PHM ENME 737 at
  4. Georgia Tech Intelligent Control System Laboratory at
  5. More added regularly- let us know your recommendations!

Kai Goebel Suggestions in 2016

  1. Courses/Degrees
    1. MOOC (Udacity, Coursera, edX: Machine Learning, Statistics, Classification, Data processing, etc.
    2. Not free: MS in Cybersecurity (U. Delaware), Robotics (Oregon State), Autonomous Systems (Embry Riddle), …
    3. Tutorials: PHM Society, Various papers, Youtube
  2. Open source code
    1. NASA GitHub (
      1. Models and Algorithms for Prognostics
    2. Matlab
      1. Prognostics 101: A tutorial for particle filter-based prognostics algorithm using Matlab (An et al.. 2013
      2. Mathworks: Diagnostics and Prognostics (also youtube for engine failure prognostics)
      3. Various ML tools (e.g.: ESN:, mostly housed at university lab websites
  3. Data
    1. Prognostics/Forecasting
      1. NASA Ames Data Repository (Prognostics) ( that contains 15 different datasets: Bearings, MOSFETs, capacitors, milling machines, batteries (lab and flight), composites, metallics, …
      2. Artificial Neural Networks and Computational Intelligence Forecasting Competition (
      3. University of Western Australia: setting up a Data Library that has meta-data
    2. Non-prognostics
      1. NASA DashLink ( contains non-prognostic data; fleet-level aircraft data
      2. UC Irvine Data Repository ( contains 351 data sets, mostly classification type
      3. MIT Big Data Initiative ( contains Transportation data
      4. Lots of individual data sets on university web sites
  4. Papers
    1. Kai Goebel’s Google Scholar
    2. Kai Goebel’s ResearchGate