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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 >>


Samir Aberkane, University of Lorraine, France
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
Carlos I. Aldana, Computer Science, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
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
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
Marcelo Becker, Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica, Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos, Brazil
Laxmidhar Behera, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
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
Lyes Benyoucef, Polytech Marseille, Aix-Marseille University, 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
Glen Bright, Mechanical Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Marvin Bugeja, Department of Systems and Control Engineering, University of Malta, Malta
Kevin Burn, Engineering, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
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
Riccardo Cassinis, Dept. Of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, 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
Yuh-Min Chen, Institute of Manufacturing Information and Systems, National Cheng Kung University, 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
Ryszard S. Choras, Telecommunications, Computer Sciences and EE, UTP University of Sciences and Technology, Poland
Paul Christodoulides, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Chengbin Chu, Systems Engineering, ESIEE Paris, Université Paris-Est, France
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
James M. Conrad, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Erik Cuevas, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
José B. Cunha, Engineering, University of Trás-os-montes and Alto Douro, Portugal
Prithviraj R. Dasgupta, Computer Science, University of Nebraska, United States
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
Hans D. Doran, Institute of Embedded Systems, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
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
Mohammed El-Abd, Computer Engineering, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait
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
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
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
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
Maria I. Garcia-Planas, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Paulo Gil, Electrical Engineering, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Giuseppina Gini, DEIB, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Arthur Gómez, Applied Computer Science Master Program, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
Amr Goneid, Computer Science and Engineering, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
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
Maki Habib, Mechanical Eng. Dept., , The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Kensuke Harada, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Japan
Jennifer Harding, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Arturo Hernández - Aguirre, Computer Science, Centre for Research in Mathematics, Mexico
Noelia Hernández Parra, Computer Engineering Department, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
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
Sarangapani Jagannathan, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
Michael Jenkin, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University, Canada
Myong K. Jeong, RUTCOR; Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University, United States
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
Michail Kalogiannakis, Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Greece
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
Waree Kongprawechnon, Thammasat University, Thailand
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
Kolja Kühnlenz, Department of Electrical Engineering ans Computer Science, Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
Nikolay V. Kuznetsov, Applied Cybernetics Department,Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russian Federation
Cairo L. L. Nascimento Jr, Division of Electronic Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil
Sébastien Lahaye, Automatisation, Istia - LARIS, France
Jose M. Lastra, Automation Science and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, FAST Laboratory, Finland
Jimmy Lauber, LAMIH UMR CNRS 8201, University of Valenciennes, France
Dimitri Lefebvre, Greah Université Le Havre, France
Kauko Leiviskä, Control Engineering Laboratory, University of Oulu, Finland
Roland Lenain, Irstea, France
Fabrizio Leonardi, Mechanical Engineering, FEI University, Brazil
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
Huei-Yung Lin, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ángel L. Llamazares, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Sérgio F. Lopes, Industrial Electronics, University of Minho, Portugal
Antonio M. Lopes, Mechanical Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Gonzalo Lopez-Nicolas, Informatica e Ingenieria de sistemas, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Ping Lou, School of Information Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Yu-Shen Lu, Department of Mechatronic Engineering, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Eric Lucet, CEA -French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France
Martin Lukac, Computer Science, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Damian Lyons, Dept. of Computer and Information Science, Fordham University, United States
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
Douglas Macharet, Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais, Brazil
Anthony A. Maciejewski, Electrical And Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, United States
Frederic Maire, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Om Malik, Electrical And Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada
Tariq Masood, University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ, UK, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Seán McLoone, Electonics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's Unviersity Belfast, Ireland
Joaquim Melendez, Electronics, Computer Science And Systems Engineering, University of Girona, 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
Agnieszka Miguel, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seattle University, United States
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
Andreas Nearchou, Business Administration, University of Patras, Greece
Juan J. Nieto, Mathematical Analysis and Statistics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Emmanuel Nuño Ortega, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Guadalajara, Mexico
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
Fernando L. Pereira, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
D. T. Pham, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nirvana Popescu, Computer Science Department, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Raul Marin Prades, Computer Science and Engineering, Jaume I University, 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
Oscar Reinoso, Edif. Innova Ingenieria De Sistemas y Automática, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Mihailo Ristic, Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Juha Röning, Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems, University of Oulu, Finland
Hubert Roth, Institute Of Automatic Control Engineering, University Siegen, Germany
António Ruano, DEEI, Fct, University of Algarve, Portugal
Jocelyn Sabatier, IMS Laboratory - Bordeaux University, France
Christophe Sabourin, Laboratoire Images, Signaux, et Systèmes Intelligents, Univ. Paris Est Creteil, LISSI, France
Priti S. Sajja, Department of Computer Science, Sardar Patel University, India
Antonio Sala, Dept. Of Systems Engineering And Control, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Abdel-Badeeh M. Salem, Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences,Computer Science Dept., Ain Shams University, Egypt
Roberto Sanchis Llopis, Enginyeria de Sistemes Industrials i Disseny, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Daniel Schmidt, FK-AP, SEW EURODRIVE GmbH, Germany
Gerhard Schweitzer, Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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
Michael Short, Science & Engineering, Teesside University, United Kingdom
Manuel Silva, Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica, ISEP-Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
Vasile Sima, Technical Sciences Academy of Romania, Romania
Dan Simon, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cleveland State University, United States
Daniel Simon, CAMIN, INRIA, France
Andrzej Sluzek, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Burkhard Stadlmann, Automation Engineering, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Wels, Austria
Olaf Stursberg, Control and System Theory, Department of Eletrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Kassel, Germany
Raúl Suárez, Institut D'Organització i Control de Sistemes Industrials (IOC), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Les Sztandera, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), United States
Tianhao Tang, Institute Of Electrical And Control Engineering, Shanghai Maritime University, China
Tomasz Tarczewski, Insitute of Engineering and Technology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
Abdelhamid Tayebi, Electrical Engineering, Lakehead University, Canada
Daniel Thalmann, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Gui Y. Tian, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Germano Torres, R&D, PS Solutions, Brazil
Wa-Muzemba A. Tshibangu, 1701 E COLD SPRING LANE, BALTIMORE, MD 21251, USA, Morgan State University, United States
Avgoustos Tsinakos, INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS / Master of Distance Education, University of Kavala Institute of Technology / Athabasca University of Canada, Greece
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
Roberto G. Valenti, CDA, MathWorks, United States
Angel Valera, Dpto. Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Antonis Vardulakis, Department of Mathematics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
César Vargas Rosales, Electrical and Computer Engineering, ITESM - Monterrey, Mexico
Alexandra Velasco, Mecatronics Engineering, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Colombia
Ramiro Velazquez, Mechatronics and Control System Lab, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
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
Mattias Wahde, Department of Applied Mechanics, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Axel Walthelm, Siemens AG, Germany
Feng Wan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Macau, Macau
Long Wang, Peking University, China
Jingyu Wang, School of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China
James Whidborne, Centre for Aeronautics, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Min Wu, School of Automation, China University of Geosciences, China
Farouk Yalaoui, Charles Delaunay Institute, LOSI, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Qinmin Yang, Department of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China
Weiwei Yu, School of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Marek Zaremba, Informatique et Ingenierie, Université du Québec (UQO), Canada
Jie Zhang, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Primo Zingaretti, D.I.I., Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Alois Zoitl, LIT Cyber-Physical Systems Lab, Johannes Keppler University, Austria

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