Ford GDI&A Winning Big at an International Reliability Conference

Applied Reliability & Durability Conference is an international forum that takes place around the world. The topics of the conference are centered on the mathematical and statistical methods used in reliability modeling of engineering systems.

This year’s event was attended by Ford, GM, FCA, Honda, Hyundai, Apple, Waymo (Google), General Electric, Boeing, General Dynamics, Delphi, Bosch, Siemens, JPL, NASA – to name a few. Ford was represented by Dr. Vasiliy Krivtsov and Dr. Michael Frankstein – both from GDI&A’s Reliability Analytics Group. Vasiliy and Michael presented their work on “Bayesian Estimation Procedure of Reliability Function for Lifetime Distributions”, which was recently published in IJPE (Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 129-134).

The conference committee evaluates the technical merit of papers and conference attendees vote for the best presentation using the conference app. Based on these two factors, ARDC issues 3 best presentation awards, which are delivered at the gala-dinner on the closing day of the conference.

Among 50+ presentations in three parallel tracks, Ford’s GDI&A won the Silver Award (beating Google’s Waymo which took the 3rd place.) Besides the plaque, the award also includes a financial honorarium issued to the authors.  View the full pdf here

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