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Raed Al Kontar and Eunshin Byon receive M-Cubed funding

Title: Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics for Teleservice Systems| Short Read

In a teleservice system, the data collected from multiple in-field units are sent through a communication network to a back office for processing and decision making. These teleservice systems consist of three major components: (i) in-service units, (ii) communication infrastructure (iii) back-office data processing center. The goal of this project is to establish failure prognosis and service decision-making solutions that are tailored to address both the significant opportunities and the challenging needs of emerging sensor enabled teleservice systems. The solutions will allow to leverage the rich data available through sensor technology and communication infrastructure, and facilitate the transformation from a data-rich into a decision-smart environment. In particular, the research team will establish a series of predictive analytics methodologies to predict the remaining useful life of system components where the predictive results will be inputted to a decision making framework to provide optimal predictive control and maintenance decision making. The overarching goal is to enhance operation safety and reduce operational costs.

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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read