Bob Randall Visiting Emeritus Professor, University of New South Wales


Bob Randall is a visiting Emeritus Professor in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia, which he joined as a Senior Lecturer in 1988. Prior to that, he worked for the Danish company Brüel & Kjær for 17 years, after ten years’ experience in the chemical and rubber industries in Australia, Canada and Sweden. His book “Frequency Analysis”, published by Brüel & Kjær in 1977 with a new edition in 1987, was widely distributed around the world, and translated into Japanese and Russian. A Chinese translation of the first edition was made in about 1980. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996 and to Professor in 2001, and was made an Emeritus Professor on his retirement in 2008. He has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Arts (Mathematics, Swedish) from the Universities of Adelaide and Melbourne, respectively. He is the invited author of chapters on vibration measurement and analysis in a number of handbooks and encyclopedias, and a member of the editorial boards of four journals including Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Trans. IMechE Part C, and the International Journal of Comadem. His book Vibration-based Condition Monitoring: Industrial, Aerospace and Automotive Applications was published in 2011 by Wiley.  He is the author of more than 300 papers in the fields of vibration analysis and machine diagnostics, and has successfully supervised seventeen PhD projects in those areas.  From 1996 to 2011 he was Director of the DSTO (Defence Science and Technology Organisation) Centre of Expertise in Helicopter Structures and Diagnostics at UNSW, with the main effort on diagnostics and prognostics of gears and bearings in helicopter gearboxes and gas turbine engines. He has been a visiting professor at a number of universities in France, Belgium, the UK, Sweden, and Italy. He has given lectures in English, French, German, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. He is still active in research, for example being a co-author of fourteen journal papers in the last two years.

Diego Galar - Panel Discussion


Professor of Condition Monitoring Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering

Luleå University of Technology

Dr. Diego Galar is Professor of Condition Monitoring in the Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering at LTU, Luleå University of Technology where he is coordinating several H2020 projects related to different aspects of cyber physical systems, Industry 4.0, IoT or industrial Big Data. He was also involved in the SKF UTC centre located in Lulea focused on SMART bearings. He is also actively involved in national projects with the Swedish industry and also funded by Swedish national agencies like Vinnova.

He is also principal researcher in Tecnalia (Spain), heading the Maintenance and Reliability research group.

He has authored more than three hundred journal and conference papers, books and technical reports in the field of maintenance, working also as member of editorial boards, scientific committees and chairing international journals and conferences.

In industry, he has been technological director and CBM manager of international companies, and actively participated in national and international committees for standardization and R&D in the topics of reliability and maintenance.

In the international arena, he has been visiting Professor in the Polytechnic of Braganza (Portugal), University of Valencia and NIU (USA). Currently, he is visiting professor  in University of Sunderland (UK) and University of Maryland (USA), also guest professor in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Dr. Mark Derriso


In 1988 Derriso earned a two-year degree in electronics engineering technology from Kentucky State University. His first job out of school was as a lab technician in AFIT’s Aeronautics and Astronautics department. The years he worked as a technician were invaluable to his career. It allowed him to work with students and faculty who excelled at the theoretical issues but needed his hands-on expertise. 
During this time, Derriso was going to school part-time at Wright State University to earn his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. After a few years off, Derriso went to the University of Dayton and earned his master’s degree in mechanical engineering. 
His next assignment was working in the area of structural health monitoring (SHM).   During his time running these programs he learned that “in order to really know an area you have to be able to do it yourself. Although you have a lot of resources to help, in order to be the honest broker that the AF requires, you have to know the material yourself.”   That is when he decided to go back to get his PhD.
Derriso’s doctoral research focused on how to improve autonomous systems for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of AF operations. The research was directly connected to his work at AFRL where he managed programs on state awareness and real-time response.  The question being addressed was how to take a machine that collects data from the environment and analyze it for making autonomous, real time decisions on what to do next.

Derriso is currently the Technical Advisor for the Warfighter Interface Division in the 711thHuman Performance Wing at AFRL where he leads the core technical area of decision making for Air, Space, and Cyber domains. He is able to maintain a strong connection with AFIT through funding research for current students and working on joint research projects with faculty. 

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Steven W. Holland

swh 2017 

GM Global R&D, Research Fellow

Steven W. Holland is a Research Fellow at GM Global R&D and is currently responsible for technology strategy in Vehicle Health Management. He has been with GM for over 45 years and has held a wide variety of technical and executive positions in both R&D and Manufacturing Engineering. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Member of SAE. Steve is active in SAE’s HM-1 IVHM Standards Committee & the IVHM Steering Group. He is a member of the Prognostics & Health Management (PHM) Society Board of Direc­tors & their International Scientific Committee. He has served on a variety of industry, academic and government advisory boards and is a registered professional engineer. Mr. Holland holds technical degrees from Kettering & Stanford Universities.

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