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IMS Center Directors

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Professor Jay Lee
Founding Director
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Professor Jay Lee is Ohio Eminent Scholar, L.W. Scott Alter Chair Professor, and Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Cincinnati and is founding director of the Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) as well as a founding director of Industrial AI Center. He was on leave to serve as vice chairman and board member of Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) during 2019-2021. Currently, he serves as member of the Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Production of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Board of Governors of the Manufacturing for the National Association of Manufacturing (NAM) Executive Leadership Board.
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Professor Jun Ni
Professor Emeritus (Ret)
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In addition to his position as Advisory Director of the IMS Center at the University of Michigan, Professor Jun Ni also served as the Shien-Ming (Sam) Wu Collegiate Professor of Manufacturing Science, Director of the S.M. Wu Manufacturing Research Center, Deputy Director of the NSF-Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems and Co-Director, Multi-Campus Center for Industrial AI.




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Professor Dragan Djurdjanovic
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In addition to being Director of the Center for Intelligent Maintenance systems, Dr. Djurdjanovic also serves as Director of the Industrial AI Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Djurdjanovic’s research seeks to make manufacturing systems, rotating machinery, and automobiles more independent and durable by isolating abnormal behavior and autonomously compensating for it. His findings have been employed by Ford Motor Co. and General Motors, ETAS Inc. and Bosch.



IMS Center Research Staff | University of Cincinnati

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Patrick Brown
Program Director
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Xiaodong Jia, PhD
Assistant Professor
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Pradeep Kundu, PhD
Post-Doctoral Researcher
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Michael Lyons
Program Manager
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IMS Center Researchers | University of Cincinnati

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Huwei Dong
PhD Researcher
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Prayag Gore
PhD Researcher
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Xu Han
PhD Researcher
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Yuan-Ming Hsu
PhD Researcher
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Dai-Yan Ji
PhD Researcher
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Wenzhe Li
PhD Researcher
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Marcella Miller
PhD Researcher
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Takanobu Minami
PhD Researcher
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Shahin Siahpour
PhD Researcher
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Alex Suer
PhD Researcher
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John Taco
PhD Researcher

Other IMS Center Graduate Students | University of Cincinnati

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Laura Pahren
PhD Student
Data Scientist
P&G
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Honghao Dai
PhD Student
AVP, Quantitative Analyst
State Street
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Bin Huang
PhD Student
Foxconn 

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