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Jay Lee

Professor at University of Cincinnati

About Me

Dr. Jay Lee is Ohio Eminent Scholar, L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, and Distinguished Univ. Professor at the Univ. of Cincinnati and is founding director of National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Intelligent Maintenance Systems ( which is a multi-campus NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center which consists of the Univ. of Cincinnati (lead institution), the Univ. of Michigan, Missouri Univ. of S&T, and the Univ. of Texas-Austin. Since its inception in 2001, the Center has been supported by over 100 global companies including P&G, GE Aviation, Eaton, National Instruments, Boeing, Goodyear, Toyota, Caterpillar, Siemens, Chevron, Honeywell, Parker Hannifin, Spirit AeroSystems, Ingersoll Rand, Intel, Lam Research, Global Foundry, TI, Applied Materials, Automated Precision Inc (API), Samsung (Korea), FORCAM (Germany), Bosch Rexroth (Germany), Alstom (France), Plastic Omnium (France), Denso (Japan), Hitachi (Japan), Omron (Japan), Nissan (Japan), Toshiba (Japan), MHI (Japan), Denso (Japan), Mitsubishi Electric (Japan), Daikin (Japan), Tekniker (Spain), FMTC (Belgium), Kistler (Switzerland), HIWIN (Taiwan), Advantech (Taiwan), Cosen
(Taiwan), PMC (Taiwan), III (Taiwan), UMC (Taiwan), SANY (China), China State Ship. Shanghai Electric (China), BaoSteel (China), Foxconn, Huawei (China), etc. His current research focuses on predictive big data analytics and cyber physical systems, prognostics and health management (PHM), and Industry 4.0 systems. He was selected to be one of the 30 Visionaries in Smart Manufacturing in U.S. by SME in Jan. 2016. In addition, he is founder of Predictronics--a start-up company from NSF IMS Center through NSF ICorp award in 2012. Currently he serves as a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company, Member of Scientific Committee of SIMTech of Singapore, as well as a member of Board of Governors of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Board of Frost Sullivan, and a Board member of PHM Society etc. He also serves as on the Leadership Council of MForesight-a NSF/NIST funded Manufacturing Think Tank in Sept. 2015 as well as a member of Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation (DMDI), Manufacturing USA, since its inception in 2014. In 2013, he was invited to serve on the Advisory Committee member for White House Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) American Challenge Initiative. He also serves as honorary professor and visiting professor for a number of institutions including Cranfield Univ. in UK, Lulea Univ. of Technology in Sweden, Univ. of Lorraine in France, Xian Jiao Tong Univ. in China, Xiamen
Univ., etc. In addition, he serves as editors and associate editor for a number of journals including IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics, Int. Journal on Prognostics & Health Management (IJPHM), Int. Journal on Service Operations
and Informatics, etc. Previously, he served as Director for Product Development and Manufacturing at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), E. Hartford, CT as well as Program Directors for a number of programs at NSF during 1991-1998, including the Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) Program, the Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRCs) Program, and the Div. of Design, Manufacture, and Industrial Innovation. He also served as an
advisory member for a number of institutions including, Johns Hopkins Univ., Cambridge Univ., etc. He has authored/co-authored numerous highly influential articles and technical papers in the areas of machinery monitoring and prognostics, E-manufacturing, and intelligent maintenance systems. He has over 20 patents and trademarks. He is a frequently invited speaker and has delivered over 200 keynote and plenary speeches at major international conferences. He is a Fellow of ASME, SME, as well as a founding fellow of International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM). He has received a number of awards including the most recent Prognostics Innovation Award at NI Week by National Instruments in 2012 and NSF Alex Schwarzkopf Technological Innovation Prize and MFPT (Machinery Failure
Prevention Technology Society) Jack Frarey Award in 2014, and PICMET Medal of Excellence in 2016. In 1994, he received President Clinton’s Appreciation Letter for his participation and contribution to the United States Technology
Reinvestment Program (TRP). He mentored his students and developed a number of spin-off company including Predictronics through NSF ICorps Award in 2012 as well as CyberInsight in 2016. In addition, his Team has won the
1st Place PHM Data Challenges five time out of nine competitions since 2008. He is also a honorary advisor to the Heifer International-a charity organization working to end hunger and poverty around the world by providing livestock
and training to struggling communities.

Courses and Programs taught by Jay Lee