主讲人：Dr. Zhigang (Will) Tian
Dr. Zhigang (Will) Tian is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He received his B.S. degree in 2000 and M.S. degree in 2003 both from Dalian University of Technology, China, and his Ph.D. degree in 2007 from the University of Alberta. His research interests mainly focus on prognostics, pipeline integrity management, reliability engineering, condition based maintenance, renewable energy systems, etc. Dr. Tian has worked with many industry partners and government agencies on projects in the field of reliability, maintenance and asset management. He has published more than 60 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and has contributed 8 book chapters to several edited books. He received the 2011 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM), and serves as Vice President for the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety Professionals Society (RAMSP).