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Andrew Kusiak


Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Iowa

Director of Intelligent Systems Laboratory


Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

Date and time: Sep 14 (Wed), 2022, 20:00 HKT (GMT+8)  [Local time]


Zoom link:       Zoom meeting ID: 939 6553 3071


Seminar title: 

Digital Manufacturing and Service Enterprises


Transformation of manufacturing and service enterprises offers opportunity to rethink the design of future industry. Major trends and problems facing digital industry are discussed. Though there is no global standard for representation of digital enterprise models in a cloud, the existing process modeling methodologies and languages may offer the solutions needed. Analysis of the cloud models for complexity reduction and interpretability is discussed. Insights into benefits provided by cloud platforms, including the ones designated for small manufacturing and service businesses, are offered. Digitization, greater openness, sustainability, and growing service orientation of industry are on a rise. Building digital models is elaborate and could be expensive. Insights into autonomous building of such models are provided. Applications of model-based system engineering in building enterprise models are presented. Future developments in digital industry are presented.

Speaker bio: 

Dr. Andrew Kusiak is a Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at The University of Iowa, Iowa City and Director of Intelligent Systems Laboratory. He has served as chairman of two departments, Industrial Engineering (1988-95) and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (2010-15). His current research interests include applications of computational intelligence and big data in manufacturing, renewable energy, automation, sustainability, and healthcare. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including the textbook Intelligent Manufacturing Systems published by Prentice Hall in 1990.  He has published hundreds of technical papers published in journals sponsored by different professional societies.

Professor Kusiak is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing.

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