Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering’s (ISyE) Nagi Gebraeel has been appointed as the Georgia Power Associate Professor by College of Engineering Dean Gary S. May, effective January 1, 2016.
His selection came about “because of the close alignment between his analytics research and Georgia Power’s business interests,” says Dean May. “Since arriving at Georgia Tech, Nagi has focused on power generation and help provide leadership to the Strategic Energy Institute. His work in predicting degradation and useful life of mechanical and electric power generation equipment is particularly important to companies like Georgia Power.”
According to ISyE Chair Edwin Romeijn, Gebraeel was chosen “for this professorship because of his exceptional record of scholarship and service to Georgia Tech, and his leadership in the area of prognostics and sensor data analytics.”
About ISyE’s Georgia Power Associate Professor Nagi Gebraeel
Gebraeel's research interests are in (1) equipment prognostics and diagnostics for improving reliability, maintainability, and availability by leveraging degradation-based sensor data streams, and (2) the integration of these results in subsequent maintenance, operational and logistical decision making. His specific focus is on tackling these problems in Big Data settings involving massive amounts of data streams and large equipment fleets. From the standpoint of application domains, Professor Gebraeel has a general interest in the energy industry with a focus on power generation, and the manufacturing industry with a focus on discrete and continuous manufacturing.
Gebraeel also currently serves as an associate director at Georgia Tech's Strategic Energy Institute with the responsibility of identifying and promoting research activities and thought leadership at the intersection of Data Science and Energy. He is also the director of the Analytics and Prognostics Systems laboratory at Georgia Tech's Manufacturing Institute.
He is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He was the former president of the IIE's Quality Control and Reliability Engineering Division.