Viliam Makis holds a Ph.D. degree and Diploma of Engineering from FISEAM. His research interests are in modeling and optimization of partially observable stochastic systems with a special focus on investigating structural properties of the optimal operating policies for such systems, offline and online model parameter estimation, and filtering. His research is driven by practical problems such as the development of fault detection and diagnostic schemes for condition-based maintenance (CBM), the optimal multivariate quality control for both short and long production runs, and the development of optimal sampling schemes for monitoring partially observable stochastic processes. His top-notch research unique in the world has produced results published in the top international journals such as Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, Journal of Applied Probability, Advances in Applied Probability, European Journal of OR, and Naval Research Logistics. The recently published optimality results for multivariate quality and process control are the only such results published in the world. He has been for many years on Editorial Boards of several international journals, has served as an Area Editor of IJPE Journal, as Editor of the International Journal of Advances in Operations Research, as Editor (industrial engineering) of the Central European Journal of Engineering, and has served on Scientific Advisory Boards, Technical Program and Organizing Committees of several major international conferences, on Promotion Committees (to associate and full professors) at several universities. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management, a Senior Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, of the American Society for Quality, and a Member of INFORMS and CORS.
Biography Updated on 6 June 2012