Shimon Y. Nof, Professor, Ph.D.
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Shimon Y. Nof, Professor, Ph.D.

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Production, Robotics, and Integration Software for Manufacturing & Management (est. 1991)


PRISM Global Research Network
(est. 2001)

Current Research Projects at PRISM Center and Affiliates

- Best Matching Protocol
- Collaborative Decision Networks
- Conflict & Error Prevention/Detection
- HUB-CI Telerobotics
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Shimon Y. Nof, Professor, Ph.D., D.H.C.

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, and Mexico. 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.

Honors and Publications:
In 1999, Dr. Nof was honored among the inaugural group in Purdue's Book of Great Teachers. In 2002, he was awarded with the Engellerger Medal for Robotics Education. Fellow of IIE; Fellow, President and former Secretary General of IFPR; recent Chair of IFAC CC-Mfg. and Logistics systems . Dr. Nof has published over 400 articles on production engineering and information technology, and is the author/editor of twelve books, including the Handbook of Industrial Robotics (Wiley, 1985) and the International Encyclopedia of Robotics (Wiley, 1988), both winners of the "Most Outstanding Book in Science and Engineering" award by the Association of American Publishers Industrial Assembly (Chapman & Hall, 1997, co-authored with H-J Warnecke and W. E. Wilhelm), the Handbook of Industrial Robotics (2nd Edition) (Wiley, 1999), the Handbook of Automation (Springer, 2009), Cultural Factors in Systems Design: Decision Making and Action (CRC press, 2012), Laser and Photonic Systems: Design and Integration CRC Press, 2014, and Revolutionizing Collaboration through e-Work, e-Business and e-Servicein the Automation, Collaboration, and E-Services (ACES) Book Series (Springer, 2015) .

Areas of scholarly and consulting work:
  • Collaborative e-Work and e-Business in multi-enterprise networks
  • Integrated production and service systems, and decision support
  • Design of systems for managing distributed activities by collaborative teams
His research pioneered the development of knowledge-based computer-aided facility design and control models. Current research focus is on computer-supported integration and collaboration of distributed e-Work and robotics, and CCT, Collaborative Control Theory.

Developed and has taught the courses:

  • Industrial Robotics and Flexible Assembly
  • Computer and Communication Methods in Production Control
  • Integrated Production Systems I and II
  • I.E. Computing
  • Design of e-Work and e-Service Systems
Shimon Y. Nof, Professor, Ph.D.




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