Members

Director

thumbnail_VM_makis1_Feb_2016Prof. Viliam Makis

Email:makis@mie.utoronto.ca

Phone: 416-978-4184

Office location: MC223

Current PhD Students

Farnoosh Naderkhani

Email: farnoosh@mie.utoronto.ca

Phone: 416-978-4631

Thesis Title: Joint Optimization of Sampling and Control of Partially Obseervable Systems

 

Leila Jafari

Email: ljafari@mie.utoronto.ca

Thesis Title: Cumulative Damage Models of Partially Observable Systems and Multiunit Systems

Daniel Firka

Thesis Title: Optimal Bayesian Quality Control for Complex Processes

Ying Tian(visiting)

Thesis Title: Multivariate Bayesian SPC for Chemical Processes

Nooshin Salari

Thesis Title: Maintenance Models and Optimal Control for Multi-unit Systems

Ochuko Erivwo

Thesis Title: Modeling and Optimization of Oil Drilling

Shuai Zhao (visiting)

Email: shuaiz@mie.utoronto.ca

Thesis Title: Reliability and Residual life Estimation of Degrading Systems Subject to Condition Monitoring

 

 

CHAOQUN DUANChaoqun Duan (visiting)

Email: duancq@mie.utoronto.ca

Thesis Title: Maintenance Modeling and Optimization for Systems Subject to CM

 

IMG_7758-227Ying Du (visiting)

Email: yingdu@mie.utoronto.ca

Thesis Title: HMM and HSMM Modeling in Tribology

 

 

Li Bo(visiting)

Thesis Title: Modeling and Optimization of Oil Drilling

Current MASc Students

Larkin Liu

Thesis Title: Development of a Model for Identifying Fraudulent E-Commerce Behavior vis Robust Anomaly Detection

 

Current MEng Students

Bhargava Teja Srikantam

Thesis Title: A Case Study on the Role of Quality Tools in Automobile Industries

Abderrahmane Abbou

Thesis Title: Joint Inventory and Maintenance Models of Complex Systems

Leila Jadidi

Thesis Title: Quality Improvement Using Six Sigma and Lean Approach

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Bingran Wang

Program: EngSci(1T8)

Email: bingran.wang@mail.utoronto.ca

Focus: Dynamic scheduling of jobs uncertainty using horizon approach

 

Graduate Students History

(Completed and current graduate student supervision.  For current supervision, starting date indicated with asterisk)

Date Degree Candidate Thesis Title
1987 M.A.Sc. M. Jakes Simulation Models of Operations in Marshalling Yards
1988 Ph.D. J. Simo Optimization Models for Noise Reduction in Industrial Zones
1992 M.A.Sc. Soraya Riera PHM Applied to Vibration Monitoring (co-supervisor A.K.S. Jardine)
1993 M.A.Sc. D.K. Mensah Minimum Sample Size Requirements for a Reliable SPC in Lumber Manufacturing (co-supervisor J.J. Balatinetz)
1993 M.Eng. Parmar Ranbir Theory and Application of Multistate Reliability Models
1994 M.A.Sc. Chi-Shing Tse Analysis of Production and Inventory Systems Subject to Random Failure
1994 M.A.Sc. Shirley Lou Repair/Replacement Models with General Repair and Random Repair Cost
1994 M.Eng. Aldous Wang Multivariate SPC for Process Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis
1995 M.A.Sc. James Fung Optimal Inspection Schedules for Production Systems, Subject to Random Deterioration
1995 M.A.Sc. Fouzia Aboulfath Optimal Preventive Maintenance for n-Unit Systems
1995 M.Eng. R.K. Bhanot Modeling Measurement System Error – An Approach Based on ISO 9001 and QS 9000
Jan. 1996 M.A.Sc. F.M. Dumet Economic Design of Control Charts (co-supervisor A.K.S. Jardine)(not completed, family problems)
Sept. 1996 M.Eng. W. Wong Modeling Machine Response Using DE
Sept. 1997 M.A.Sc. Xi Yang Economic Lot Scheduling for Production Systems Subject to Random Failure
Sept. 1997

Sept. 1997

M.A.Sc.

Ph.D.

T. Joseph

H. Liu

Joint Production/Maintenance Planning (transferred to M.Eng. program)

Modelling of “Tool-Wear” Processes

1998 M.Eng. R. Thulasiram Condition-Based Maintenance Using Vibration Monitoring
Jan. 1999 M.Eng. S. Dhaul Distribution Management in the Supply Chain
Sept. 1999 Ph.D. Jiangbin Yang Change Detection in Autocorrelated Processes
Apr. 2000 M.Eng. P. Ahi Optimization of the Wave Soldering Process
Apr. 2000 M.Eng. K. Konstantelos Implementation of SPC in Food Service Equipment Industry
May 2001 M.Eng. A. Sanchez-Lopez Changes in ISO9000-2000 for ITM Daimler-Chrysler
May 2001 M.Eng. R. Ma E-Supply Chain Model
May 2001 M.Eng. X. Liu Process Flow for GMX367
May 2001 M.Eng. Z. Wang FMEA for GMX367
May 2001 M.Eng. M. Agia Comparison of Manual and automated DFM at Celestica
Sept. 2001 M.A.Sc. B. Karimi Improving Quality of Rel. Data in a CBM System
Sept. 2001 M.Eng. F. Shafiei Dimensional Variation Analysis for Roll formed Profiles
Sept. 2001 M.Eng. Z. Wang FMEA for GMX367
Sept. 2001 M.Eng. Z. Liu Proces Flow for GMX367

 

Date Degree Candidate Thesis Title
Sept. 2001 M.Eng. X. Ye Overhead Cost and Rel. Analysis for Plastic Molding Machine
Sept. 2001 Ph.D. X. Jiang Modeling and Optimization of Maintenance Systems
Jan. 2002 M.A.Sc. M. Yang Optimization for Inspection Models with Markov Deterioration
Jan. 2002 M.Eng. A.Sanchez-Lopez Comparing ISO 9000-2000 with ISO 9000-1994
Jan. 2002 M.Eng. J.S. Shu Quality Control of a Cont. Process in a Chemical Company
Jan. 2002 M.Eng. A. Hooshangi SPC in Surface-mount Reflow
Jan. 2002 M.Eng. Q. Zhou SPC and Its Implementation in a Manufacturing Process
Jan. 2002 M.Eng. Yue Xu Quality Improvement Through Concurrent Engineering
Apr. 2002 M.Eng. R. Ma E-Supply Chain Management System Design for Small Business
Apr. 2002 M.Eng. A. Abro Quality Assurance for Ultrasonic Testing
Apr. 2002 M.Eng. T. Usman Reliability Analysis for Alternator Rotor 23SI
Apr. 2002 M.Eng. T. Khan SPC for Process Improvement: Practical Application
Sept. 2002 M.Eng. T. Sheng Process Design for Manufacturing of Automotive Gears
Sept. 2002 M.Eng. P. Vekaria Quality and Reliability in Product Creation
Sept. 2002 M.Eng. F. Keshavarzian Quality System Development for ISO 9000 Registration
Sept. 2002 M.Eng. M.J.V. Saez Production Part Approval Process for GMX367 Program
Sept. 2002 M.Eng. B. Madrigal Production Part Approval Process for GMX367 Program
Sept. 2002 M.Eng. H. Zou QS 9000 Implementaiton in Collins & Aikman
Sept. 2002 M.A.Sc.. A. Zuashkiani CBM Modelling using Vibration Data (transferred to Ph.D. from M.A.Sc.)
Jan. 2003 M.Eng. A. Haghighi Transition from WS 9000 to ISO/TS 16949 QMS Program
Jan. 2003 M.Eng. J.B.D. Paulraj Root Cause Analysis of Process Heater Failure
Jan. 2003 M.Eng. C. Matei Improving Productivity and Customer Satisfaction Through Concurrent  Eng.
Jan. 2003 M.Eng. V. Rajagopalan ISO 9001 (2000) Implementation
Jan. 2003 M.Eng. I. Ahmad Analysis of Warehouse Operations at ITP
Jan. 2003 M.A.Sc. Y. Gao Application of DPCA to Oil Data
July. 2003 Ph.D. Y. Zhan Diagnostic Models for Rotating Machinery Subject to Vibration Monitoring for Condition-Based Maintenance
Sept. 2003 M.A.Sc. Y. Li Canonical Analysis of Oil Data and PH Model Building for CBM
Sept. 2003 M.Eng. K. Fong Analysis of Petro Canada Vibration Data
Sept. 2003 M.Eng. R. Chan Analysis of Petro Canada Vibration Data
Sept. 2003 M.Eng. C. Lam Analysis of Petro Canada Vibration Data
Sept. 2003 M.Eng. P.K. Roy Rel. Maint. Anal. Plac. Mach.
Sept. 2003 M.Eng. I. Iqbal Application of DE and RSM in Product Design
Sept. 2003 M.Eng. T. Mai Mass Spectrometer Maintenance Information System Development

 

Date Degree Candidate Thesis Title
Sept. 2003 M.Eng. S.H. Yu Variance Reduction in Manufacturing Processes
Sept. 2003 M.Eng. Y. Qiu TQM and Benchmarking for Cont. Quality Improvement
Sept. 2003 M.Eng. Z. Khan Process Improvement at MTI-PECO Co.
Jan. 2004 M.Eng. S.O. Raza ISO 9000-2000 Implem. H.C. Plastics
Jan. 2004 M.Eng. M.A. Zeeshan Prev. Repl. Using RCM
Jan. 2004 M.Eng. C. Jaipersaud Simulation of Prod. Scheduling
June 2005 M.Eng. D. Siu Determining Labor Requirements for Improving Processing Rates of a Paint Line
June 2005 M.Eng. R. Patel Production and Maintenance Planning
Sept. 2005 Ph.D. Q. Miao Application of Wavelets and HMM in CBM
Sept. 2006 Ph.D. J. Wu CBM Optimization Models with Multivariate Observations
Sept. 2006 Ph.D. B. Liu Vibration Data Modeling and Design of MEWMA Chart for CBM
Sept. 2005 M.Eng. Jaying (Janet) Xu Machine Test Reduction
Dec. 2005 M.A.Sc. Paulo Salomao Filho A Comparison of N4SID and PLS Modeling of a Multivariate Process for Fault Detection and Diagnosis
Dec. 2005 M.Eng. Imran Siddiqui Implementation of ISO/TS 16949:2002 with the Case Study of Process Improvement
Sept.  2006 M.Eng. Guoyan Lu V10 Cylinder Head Quality Process Improvement  in PPAP
Sept.  2007 M.Eng. Brandon C.H. Wang Reliability & Maintenance Case Study of  CNC Machining Centre OKK HM-60
Sept. 2010 Ph.D. Ming Yang ARX and VARX Modeling of  Vibration Data and Development of Fault Detection Schemes for a Gearbox Under Varying Load
Sept. 2007 M.Eng. Mohammad R. Oliya DMAIC Evaluation of Measurement System in an Automotive Company
Sept. 2007 M.Eng. S.A. Rad Modeling of Oil Data for CBM and PM Decision-Making
Jan. 2007 M.A.Sc. Zillur Rahman Adaptive Modeling of Oil Data for CB and Predictive Maintenance Decision-Making
Dec. 2007 M.A.Sc. Michael Kim Inspection/Replacement Models Based on PHM for CBM
Sept. 2011 Ph.D Rui Jiang System Availability Maximization and Residual Life Prediction under Partial Observations
Sept. 2011 Ph.D. Jing Yu Early Fault Detection for Gear Shaft a Planetary Gear Based on Wavelet and Hidden Markov Modeling
Jan. 2008 Ph.D. Z. Yin Multivariate Bayesian Process Control
Mar. 2012 Ph.D. Michael Kim Optimal Control and Estimation of Stochastic Systems with Costly Partial Inf.
Jan.  2009 M.A.Sc. Jue Wang Comparison and Evaluation of CBM Schemes for Fault Detection
May 2009 M.A.Sc. Lawrence Yip Comparison of CBM Schemes for Planetary Gearboxes
May 2010 Ph.D Chen Lin Stochastic Modeling, Diagnostics and Prognostics with Applications to Maint.
Sep. 2011 MASc Konstantin Shestopaloff Optimal Medical Screening Policies
Date Degree Candidate Thesis Title
Sept. 2011*

 

Ph.D

 

Akram Khaleghei GB

 

Stochastic Modeling and Estimation under Partial Information and Competing Risks
Jan. 2012*

 

Ph.D

 

Farnoosh Naderkhani ZG Joint Optimization of Sampling and Control of Partially Obseervable Systems
May 2012*

 

Ph.D

 

Leila Jafari

 

Cumulative Damage Models of Partially Observable Systems and Multiunit Systems
Sep. 2012

 

M.A.Sc.

 

Shuaizi Li

 

Production and Maintenance Control in an EMQ Model with Inspections
Sep. 2012

 

M.A.Sc.

 

Yantao Liu

 

Maintenance Modeling and Control of Series Systems

 

 

Sep.  2012*

 

 

Sep. 2012

 

 

Sept. 2013*

 

 

Sept. 2013*

 

Ph.D

 

Ph.D (visiting)

 

 

PhD (visiting)

 

 

Ph.D.

 

Daniel Firka

 

 

Dyin Tang

 

 

Ying Tian

 

 

Ochuko ErivwoD

Optimal Bayesian Quality Control for Complex Processes

 

 

Optimal Control of Degrading Systems with Soft Failures

 

 

Multivariate Bayesian SPC for Chemical Processes

 

 

Modeling and Optimization of Oil Drilling

Sep. 14* Ph.D.

(visiting)

Shuai Zhao Reliability and Residual life Estimation of Degrading Systems Subject to Condition Monitoring
Sep. 14 Ph.D.

(visiting)

Zhen Qing Wu Joint Production and Maintenance Modeling of Degrading Systems
Sep. 14* Ph.D. Nooshin Salari Maintenance Models and Optimal Control for Multi-unit Systems
Sep. 14* M.Eng. Bhargava Teja Srikantam  A Case Study on the Role of Quality Tools in Automobile Industries
Sep. 14* M.Eng. Abderrahmane Abbou  Joint Inventory and Maintenance Models of Complex Systems
Jan. 15 M.Eng. Lu Liu  EMQ Models with Safety Stocks
Sep’15* Ph.D. Abderrahmane Abbou Optimal Scheduling of Repair for Multi-unit System
Aug’14-Oct’15 Ph.D.

(visiting)

Azadeh Noktehdan Optimization of Cell Manufacturing Models

 

 

Date Degree Candidate Thesis Title
Sep. 15*

 

Ph.D.

(visiting)

Chao Qun Duan Maintenance Modeling and Optimization for Systems Subject to CM

 

Sep. 15*

 

Ph.D.

(visiting)

Li Bo Modelling and Investigation of Design and Stability of Deployable Structures

 

Sep. 15*

 

Ph.D.

(visiting)

Ying Du HMM and HSMM Modeling in Tribology

 

Sep. 15* MAsc Larkin Liu Development of a Model for Identifying Fraudulent E-Commerce Behavior vis Robust Anomaly Detection
Jan. 16*

 

M.Eng Leila Jadidi Quality Improvement Using Six Sigma and Lean Approach

 

Jan. 15 M.Eng Lu Liu The Application of the Markov Decision Process to the (s-S) inventory System

 

 

2.6.1    Career Totals

Graduate Current Total
Ph.D. : 14 8 22
Visiting PhD students

M.A.Sc.

:

:

3

20

5

1

8

21

M.Eng. : 57 1 58
Ph.D. Committee Memberships : 38 7 45
Postdoc. Supervision and Scholars : 28 4 32

Post Doctoral Supervision and Contract Employees Supported by Research Contracts

Duration Fellow Financial Sponsor Topic of Study
1990-91 Chi-Shing Tse NSERC Repairable Systems
1991 J. Angus NSERC Application of PHM to Condition-based Maintenance
1992-94 X-G. Liu NSERC Manufacturing Systems, Quality, Reliability and Maintenance
1995 F. Aboulfath NSERC Maintenance Models for n-Unit Systems
1995-2001 D. Banjevic NSERC/MRCO CBM – Models and Software
1995-98 D. Bratisevic NSERC/MRCO CBM – Models and Software
1995-98 M. Ennis NSERC/MRCO CBM – Models and Software
1996 X. Jiang NSERC/MRCO Preventive Maintenance Models Based on Vibration Monitoring, Repairable Systems
1998-2001 W. Ni NSERC/MRCO CBM-Models and Software
1999 J. Yang NSERC/MMO Statistical Analysis of Syncrude Data for CBM
1999-2002 D. Lin NSERC/MMO Adaptive Estimation in Partially Observable Processes
1999-2002 G. Li NSERC/MMO Modeling Partially Observable Systems
2002-03 X. Wu China Scholarship Council Fault Detection and CBM Modeling
2002 L. Stubbs NSERC Wavelet Analysis of Vibration Signals
2003 S. Yau NSERC DOE And Taguchi Methods for Process Improvement
2004 Y. Zhan NSERC Adaptive VAR Modeling of Vibration Signals
2004 A. Nodouzi NSERC DOE for Robust Design
2005 M. Kim NSERC MDP and Stochastic OR Modeling
2006 M. Kim Imperial Oil and NSERC CM and Fault Detection for Planetary Gearbox
2006-07 X. Wang China Scholarship Council Modeling of Vibration Data Under Varying Load and Development of Fault Detection Schemes for Gearboxes and Shafts
2007 A. Yang NSERC and Imperial Oil Transmission Oil Data Modeling and Residual Analysis for CBM
2007 T. Sivayogan NSERC and Syncrude Vibration Data Analysis and a Mechanical  Test Bed Design of a Planetary Gearbox
2010

2011

2011

2012

Jian Liu

Eu Jin Ooi

Yuhong Liu

Larkin Liu

China Scholarship Council

MIE Dept., UofT

MIE Dept., UofT

MIE Dept., UofT

CBM Models and Software Development

Development of CBM computational Algorithms and Matlab

Programs, summer research students

Gearbox Early Fault Detection Schemes based on Vibration Data

2012-13 Wenyuan Lu Univ.of Shanghai for Science and Technology Optimal Control of Production Systems Subject to Inspections and Random Failure
2012-13

2013

 

2013

 

 

2013-14

Jianjun Wu

 

Lucas Zattar Paganin

 

Rodrigo Ximenes Noia

 

Masayuki Kakio

China Scholarship Council

 

Brazilian Exchange Program

 

 

Brazilian Exchange Program

 

 

Mitsubishi, Inc.

Optimal Maintenance Policies for Multiunit Series Systems

 

EMQ Models and Industrial Applications

 

 

EMQ Models of Deteriorating Production Systems in Oil Industry

 

 

Product and Process Improvement using Bayesian Control Technique and Vibration Data Modeling

 

2014

 

 

2014

 

 

2014

 

Afonso Cassou

Da Rocha

 

Guimaraes do Nascimento

 

Orynbassar Agbayev

 

Brazilian Exchange Program

 

 

Brazilian Exchange Program

 

 

 

Dynamic Programming and its Application to Stochastic Scheduling Problems

 

Stochastic Scheduling and Re-Scheduling using Rolling Horizon and Dynamic Programming

 

Maintenance and Reliability Modeling

2014-15 Hojjat Ahmadi His Research Fund
2015-16 Chris Shao China Scholarship Council

 

2014-15 Lai Fa Tao China Scholarship Council
2014-15 Hong Bing Yang CSC
2015-2016 Chris Shao  China Scholarship Council
2015-2016 Lai Fa Tao China Scholarship Council
2015-2016 Cai Jing CSC
2015-2016 Hong Bing Yang CSC
2015-2016 Shao Jiye CSC
2015-2016 Shengwei Fei CSC
2015-2016 Lu Feng CSC
2015-2016 Lina Dai CSC