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Oleg Gusikhin
Global Data Insight & Analytics, Ford Motor Company
United States

Brief Bio
Oleg Gusikhin is a Technical Leader at Ford Global Data, Insight and Analytics (GDI&A) Organization. Before joining GDI&A, he was the Manager and Technical Leader of the Advanced Connected Services and Mobility Applications Department at Ford Research & Advanced Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the St. Petersburg Institute of Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an MS in Electrical Engineering from St. Petersburg State Technical University, and an MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan. For over 20 years, he has been working at Ford Motor Company in different functional areas. During his tenure at Ford, Dr. Gusikhin has been involved in the design and implementation of advanced information technology and intelligent control for manufacturing and vehicle systems. Dr. Gusikhin is a Fellow of INFORMS and a Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management by the American Production and Inventory Control Society. He is a recipient of three Henry Ford Technology Awards, 2014 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize and the 2009 Institute of Industrial Engineers Transactions Best Application Paper Prize in Scheduling and Logistics. He is an Industry Vice-Chair of IFAC Technical Committee "Manufacturing Modeling for Management and Control,” and a Lecturer in the Industrial and Operations Engineering department at the University of Michigan. ... More >>


Hussein A. Abdullah, School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Canada
Ghassan Abu-Lebdeh, Civil Engineering, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf, Department of Industrial Management, Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Belgium
Eugenio Aguirre, Department of Computer Science And Artificial Intelligence, University of Granada, Spain
Erdinç Altug, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Mihail H. Antchev, Faculty of electronic engineering and technology, sectionPower electronics, Technical University - Sofia, Bulgaria
Rui Araujo, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Rafael Aroca, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
T. Asokan, Engineering Design, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
M. Amine Atoui, Lab-STICC - CNRS, UMR 6285, UBS, France
Alfonso Baños, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Guilherme Barreto, Teleinformática Engineering, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
Roman Barták, Charles University, Czech Republic
Marcelo Becker, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos, Brazil
Carsten Behn, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Faïz Ben Amar, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Institut Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique, France
Karsten Berns, Department Of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, Germany
Reinaldo Bianchi, Electrical Engineering Department, Centro Universitario da FEI, Brazil
Mauro Birattari, IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Jean-Louis Boimond, Automatisation, ISTIA - LARIS, France
Magnus Boman, SCS, The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Richard D. Braatz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Kalinka C. Branco, Department of Computer System, ICMC – USP, Brazil
Glen Bright, Mechanical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Sebastien Briot, Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes, France
Marvin Bugeja, Department of Systems and Control Engineering, University of Malta, Malta
Kevin Burn, Engineering, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Fernando Caballero, System Engineering and Automation, University of Seville, Spain
Kenneth Camilleri, Department of Systems and Control Engineering, University of Malta, Malta
Angelo Cangelosi, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Giuseppe Carbone, DIMEG, Università della Calabria, Italy
Alessandro Casavola, DIMES, University of Calabria, Italy
Marco Castellani, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Jaime Cerda, Facultad de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Mexico
Kuo-Ming Chang, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan, Republic of China
Albert Cheng, Department Of Computer Science, University of Houston, United States
Sung-Bae Cho, Computer Science, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Paul Christodoulides, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Feng Chu, University of Evry Val d'Essonne, France
Daisuke Chugo, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Carlos C. Coello, Computer Science Department, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Yechiel Crispin, Aerospace Engineering, Embry-riddle Aeronautical University, United States
Erik Cuevas, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
José B. Cunha, Engineering, University of Trás-os-montes and Alto Douro, Portugal
Joshua Dayan, Mechanical engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Angel P. Del Pobil, Department of Engineering and Computer Science, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Kyriakos Deliparaschos, Saripolou 334th Floor, Office 420 (Tofi Kyriakou Building), Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Mingcong Deng, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Eng., Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Paolo Di Giamberardino, Computer, Control and Management Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Wenjie Dong, Electrical Engineering, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, United States
António Dourado, Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Vasile Dragan, Calea Grivitei, nr.21, sector 1P.O. Box 1-764, RO-014700, Romanian Academy, Romania
Venky Dubey, Design and Engineering, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Ioan Dumitrache, Automatic Control Systems and System Engineering, University “POLITEHNICA” of Bucharest, Romania
Richard J. Duro, Computacion, Universidade Da Coruña, Spain
Marc Ebner, Institut für Mathematik und Informatik, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald, Germany
Petr Ekel, Graduate Program In Electrical Engineering, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Ashraf Elnagar, Computer Science, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Simon G. Fabri, Department of Systems and Control Engineering, University of Malta, Malta
Mohammed S. Fadali, Electrical & Biomedical Engineering, UNR, United States
Christophe Farges, Bordeaux University, IMS – UMR 5218 CNRS, France
Luca Ferrarini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Paolo Fiorini, Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Italy
Juan J. Flores, Division De Estudios De Posgrado, Facultad De Ingenieria Electrica, University of Michoacan, Mexico
José A. Fonseca, DETI/IT, Universidade de Aveiro & Micro I/O, Portugal
Mauro Franceschelli, Department of electrical and electronic engineering, Università di Cagliari, Italy
Georg Frey, Chair of Automation and Energy Systems, Automation and Energy Systems, Saarland University, Germany
Toyomi Fujita, Tohoku Institute of Technology, Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan
Takeshi Furuhashi, Information and Communication Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan
Mauro Gaggero, Institute of Marine Engineering, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Iván García Daza, Campus Universitario. Escuela Politécnica Superior. Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona, Km. 33,600, University of Alcalá, Spain
Paulo Gil, Electrical Engineering, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Giuseppina Gini, DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Maria Gini, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, United States
Arthur Gómez, Applied Computer Science Master Program, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
Lucian T. Grigorie, Faculty of Aircraft and Military Vehicles, Center for Excellence in Self-Propelled Systems and Technologies for Defense and Security, Military Technical Academy ''Ferdinand I'', Bucharest, Romania
Lech Grzesiak, Electrical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Jan Haase, Helmut Schmidt University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Germany
Wolfgang Halang, Sino-German Technical Faculty, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China
Kensuke Harada, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Japan
Jennifer Harding, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Dominik Henrich, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Arturo Hernández - Aguirre, Computer Science, Centre for Research in Mathematics, Mexico
Yasuhisa Hirata, Tohoku University, Japan
Wladyslaw Homenda, Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Jonathan How, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Yisheng Huang, Electrical Engineering, Nat. Ilan Univ., Taiwan, Republic of China
Daniela Iacoviello, Department of Computer Control and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Gianluca Ippoliti, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Ivan Ivanov, Department of Statistics and Econometrics, Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski", Bulgaria
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
N. Jawahar, Mechanical Engineering, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India
Thira Jearsiripongkul, Mechanical Engineering, Thammasat University, Thailand
Michael Jenkin, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University, Canada
Wootae Jeong, Transprotation Environmental Research Division, Korea Railroad Research Institute, Korea, Republic of
Isabel Jesus, ISEP-Institute of Engineering of PortoDept. of Electrical Engineering, Rua Dr. Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 431, ISEP/IPP - School of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Márcio José da Cunha, Electrical Engineering, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Marc Jungers, CRAN , CNRS - Université de Lorraine, France
Fabrício Junqueira, Depto. of Mechatronics and Mechanical Systems, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
Mansour Karkoub, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M Universiy, Qatar
Tohru Kawabe, Faculty of Engineering, Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Rafael Kelly, Applied Physics, CICESE Research Center, Mexico
DaeEun Kim, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Krzysztof Kozlowski, Institute of Automation and Robotics, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Ondrej Krejcar, Center for Basic and Applied Research // Faculty of informatics and management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Masao Kubo, computer science, Narional Defense Academy of Japan, Japan
Sébastien Lahaye, Automatisation, Istia - LARIS, France
Jose M. Lastra, Automation Science and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, FAST Laboratory, Finland
Kauko Leiviskä, Control Engineering Laboratory, University of Oulu, Finland
Roland Lenain, Irstea, France
Fabrizio Leonardi, Mechanical Engineering, FEI University, Brazil
Guoshi Li, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
Tsai-Yen Li, Computer Science Department, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Christos Liambas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Gordon Lightbody, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland
Guoping Liu, Engineering, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Antonio M. Lopes, Mechanical Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Sérgio F. Lopes, Industrial Electronics, University of Minho, Portugal
Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas, Informatica e Ingenieria de sistemas, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Yu-Shen Lu, Department of Mechatronic Engineering, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Martin Lukac, Computer Science, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Danilo Maccio, Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
José T. Machado, Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Anthony A. Maciejewski, Electrical And Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, United States
Ana Madureira, Computer Science Department, ISEP/IPP, Portugal
Frederic Maire, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Om Malik, Electrical And Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada
Stamatis Manesis, Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept., University of Patras, Greece
Marga Marcos, Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain
Philippe Martinet, INRIA, France
Tariq Masood, University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ, UK, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Alicja Mazur, Chair of Cybernetics and Robotics, Electronics Faculty, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Ross McAree, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineerging, University of Queensland, Australia
Joaquim Melendez, Electronics, Computer Science And Systems Engineering, University of Girona, Spain
Rafael S. Mendes, Departement of Computer Engineering and Industrial Automation, University of Campinas, Brazil
Luis Merino, Systems Engineering and Automation, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain
Nadhir Messai, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Konstantinos Michail, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Sanya Mitaim, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Thailand
Francesco C. Morabito, DIMET, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Vladimir Mostyn, Department of Robotics - 354, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic
Vassilis C. Moulianitis, Department of Product and Systems Design, University of the Aegean, Greece
George Moustris, Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Riccardo Muradore, Department of Computer Science, University of Verona, Italy
Saeid Nahavandi, Centre for Intelligent Systems Research, Deakin University, Australia
Andreas Nearchou, Business Administration, University of Patras, Greece
Juan J. Nieto, Mathematical Analysis and Statistics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Jun Okamoto, Dept. of Mechatronics Engineering, Escola Politécnica da USP, Brazil
Fernando S. Osorio, ICMC - Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação / SSC - Dept. de Sistemas de Computação, USP - Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ju H. Park, Electrical Engineering, Yeungnam University, Korea, Republic of
Igor Paromtchik, Robotic Technologies, France
Ignacio Parra-Alonso, Computer Engineering, University of Alcalá, Spain
Pierre Payeur, University of Ottawa, Canada
Dariusz Pazderski, Institute of Automation and Robotics, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Qingjin Peng, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada
D. T. Pham, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nirvana Popescu, Computer Science Department, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Andrey Postnikov, The University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Cesar D. Prada Moraga, Dpt. Systems Engineering and Automatic Control, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Radu-Emil Precup, Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
José Ragot, Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy, France
Akshay Rajhans, Advanced Research & Technology Office, MathWorks, United States
Oscar Reinoso, Edif. Innova Ingenieria De Sistemas y Automática, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Mihailo Ristic, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Roseli F. Romero, Computer Science, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Juha Röning, Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems, University of Oulu, Finland
Jocelyn Sabatier, IMS Laboratory - Bordeaux University, France
Christophe Sabourin, Laboratoire Images, Signaux, et Systèmes Intelligents, Univ. Paris Est Creteil, LISSI, France
Mehmet Sahinkaya, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Kingston University London, United Kingdom
Priti S. Sajja, Department of Computer Science, Sardar Patel University, India
Antonio Sala, Dept. Of Systems Engineering And Control, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Roberto Sanchis Llopis, Enginyeria de Sistemes Industrials i Disseny, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Nilanjan Sarkar, Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, United States
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Daniel Schmidt, FK-AP, SEW EURODRIVE GmbH, Germany
Gerhard Schweitzer, Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Gerald Seet, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Roman Sergienko, Gini GmbH, Germany
Madhavan Shanmugavel, Mechatronics Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India
Jinhua She, School of Engineering, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan
Manuel Silva, Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica, ISEP-Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Vasile Sima, Technical Sciences Academy of Romania, Romania
Daniel Simon, CAMIN, INRIA, France
Andrzej Sluzek, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Jorge Solis, Dept. of Engineering and Physics / Dept. of Modern Mechanical Engineering, Karlstad University / Waseda University, Sweden
Stefano Squartini, 3MediaLabs, Department of Information Engineering, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Burkhard Stadlmann, Automation Engineering, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Wels, Austria
J. D. Stigter, Mathematical and Statistical Methods, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Olaf Stursberg, Control and System Theory, Department of Eletrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Kassel, Germany
Les Sztandera, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), United States
Tomasz Tarczewski, Insitute of Engineering and Technology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Daniel Thalmann, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Simon Thompson, AIST, Japan
Gui Y. Tian, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Geetam Tomar, ECE, Machine Intelligence Research Labs, India
Germano Torres, R&D, PS Solutions, Brazil
Mohamed Trabia, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
Wa-Muzemba A. Tshibangu, 1701 E COLD SPRING LANE, BALTIMORE, MD 21251, USA, Morgan State University, United States
Antonios Tsourdos, Department of Engineering Physics, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Ali E. Turgut, Mechanical Engineering Department, E-101, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Bartlomiej Ufnalski, Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Angel Valera, Dpto. Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Alexandra Velasco, Mecatronics Engineering, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Colombia
Ramiro Velazquez, Mechatronics and Control System Lab, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
Gianni Vercelli, DIBRIS, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Hugo Vieira Neto, Graduate Program of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Federal University of Technology - Paraná, Brazil
Arnoud Visser, Informatics Institute, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands
Damir Vrancic, Department of Systems and Control, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Bernardo Wagner, Realtime Systems, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Feng Wan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Macau, Macau
Jinling Wang, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Australia, Australia
Long Wang, Peking University, China
Jingyu Wang, School of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China
James Whidborne, Centre for Aeronautics, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Warren White, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Kansas State University, United States
Min Wu, School of Automation, China University of Geosciences, China
Qinmin Yang, Department of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China
Yuming Zhang, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ. of Kentucky, United States
Jie Zhang, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Primo Zingaretti, D.I.I., Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Argyrios Zolotas, Engineering, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom