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Biswas is elected inaugural fellow of prognostics society

A Vanderbilt engineering professor whose research focus is intelligent systems has been elected as an inaugural fellow of the Prognostics and Health Management Society.

Gautam Biswas

Gautam Biswas, a professor of computer science and computer engineering, and senior research scientist in Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems, received the honor during the PHM Society’s annual conference Oct. 3-6 in Denver.

Biswas was recognized for “a history of outstanding and significant contributions in the field, with emphasis on academic excellence and scientific rigor.” The award certificate also cited Biswas’ “tremendous impact on generations of students and practitioners through his contributions to courses, conferences, workshops and seminars.”

“It is especially gratifying to be recognized for my work with students, and to be honored by colleagues,” said Biswas.

The PHM Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of PHM as an engineering discipline that links studies of failure mechanisms to system lifecycle management.

Biswas conducts research in intelligent systems with primary interests in hybrid modeling, simulation, and analysis of complex embedded systems, and their applications to diagnosis, prognosis, and fault-adaptive control.

As part of this work, he has worked on fault-adaptive control of fuel transfer systems for aircraft and Advanced Life Support systems for NASA. He also has initiated new projects in health management of complex systems, which includes online algorithms for distributed monitoring, diagnosis, and prognosis.

Currently, he is working on data mining for diagnosis, and developing methods that combine model-based and data-driven approaches for diagnostic and prognostic reasoning. In addition, Biswas has developed innovative educational data mining techniques for studying students’ learning behaviors and linking them to metacognitive strategies.

Biswas’ research has been supported by funding from NASA, NSF, DARPA, and the U.S.Department of Education. His industrial collaborators include Airbus, Honeywell Technical Center, and Boeing Research and Development. He has published extensively and has more than 300 refereed publications.

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