Professor of Industrial Engineering and also the director of the NSF-industry supported PRISM Center (Production, Robotics and Integration Software for Manufacturing & Management), Purdue University. Has held visiting positions at MIT, and universities in Chile, EU, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Philippines and Taiwan. Received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering & Management (Human-Machine Systems), Technion, Haifa, Israel; Ph.D. in Industrial & Operations Engineering (Production Analytics), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Collaborative robotics, e-Work and e-Service for cyber-physical systems
Integrated production, supply, and service systems
Augmented, collaborative intelligence and decision support networks
Automation of nano and micro sensor networks
Systems security, integrity, and assurance
His research pioneered the development of knowledge-based computer-aided facility design and robotics control models. Current research focus is on cyber-supported integration and collaboration of distributed e-Work and robotics, and CCT, Collaborative Control Theory with applications in industrial, management, transportation and agricultural systems.
Developed and has taught the courses:
Industrial Robotics and Flexible Assembly
Cyber Methods in Production Control
Integrated Production Systems I and II
Design of e-Work and e-Service Systems/ Design of cyber-physical systems