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, 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.

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 IISE; Fellow, President and former Secretary General of IFPR; recent Chair of IFAC CC-Mfg. and Logistics systems . Dr. Nof has published over 600 articles on production engineering and cyber technology, and is the author/editor of eighteen 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; Springer, 2013), 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-Service in the Automation, Collaboration, and E-Services (ACES) Book Series (Springer, 2015), Best Matching Theory and Applications (ACES, Springer 2017) , Dynamic Lines of Collaboration - Disruption Handling & Control (ACES, Springer, 2020), Springer Handbook of Automation 2nd Edition (2023), and Cyber Collaborative Algorithms and Protocols: Optimizing Agricultural Robotics (ACES, Springer, 2024).

Areas of scholarly and consulting work:
  • 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
  • I.E. Computing
  • Design of e-Work and e-Service Systems/ Design of cyber-physical systems
  • Collaborative Decision Support Systems
Shimon Y. Nof, Professor, Ph.D.




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