About the Author

I am an Associate Professor at West Virginia University at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and globally recognized as one of SME’s 20 most influential professors in smart manufacturing. My areas of interest include Smart and Advanced Manufacturing, AI & Machine Learning in Manufacturing and along the Product Lifecycle, Hybrid Analytics, Product Service Systems, Entrepreneurship, and multi-stage Smart Manufacturing Systems. In addition to publishing my work in the premier academic outlets of the field, it was featured by Forbes, Futurism, the World Economic Forum, CBC Radio, and World Manufacturing Forum, etc. I am involved in several professional societies in my field, among others, I am a member of IFIP WG 5.1 and 5.7, IFAC TC 5.3, SME, a senior member of IISE, and research affiliate of the CIRP. I gave invited talks at top universities in the Americas, Europe and Asia and published three books and over 150 peer-reviewed articles in international archival journals and conferences gathering over 5,400 citations to-date, while serving as a reviewer for many. In addition, I serve as Vice-Chair Americas for the IFIP WG 5.7, on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Manufacturing Systems (JMSY) and Associate Editor for the Robotics & Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (RCIM), ASTM Journal Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems (SSMS), and the International Journal of Manufacturing Research (IJMR). I was a member of the Strategic Core Transformation Team at WVU and served on the Statler College Glen H. Hiner Dean search committee 2019. I was recognized as an award-winning teacher and member of the Strategic Core Transformation Team at WVU.

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