Faculty in the Reliability Systems Area are concerned with data analysis and decision-making techniques that will improve prediction and monitoring of the reliability of complex systems. Several faculty and students in this area at Iowa are affiliated with theĀ Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD). They interact closely with the Mechanical Systems group in the Mechanical Engineering program.


The faculty affiliated with the Reliability Systems Area are listed below. Descriptions of specific research projects in this area can be accessed through research links on the individual faculty pages.

Yong Chen

Research Interests: Maintenance decision making, process monitoring and diagnosis, reliability modeling and analysis, manufacturing system design.

Pavlo Krokhmal

Research Interests: Stochastic optimization, risk analysis, probabilistic combinatorial optimization, cooperative control, optimal trading strategies and pricing of derivatives.


Graduate courses in the Reliability Systems Area are offered at 3000 level and above.