UCLA engineer and MBA, UC Berkeley Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research with minor in statistics. I taught for 11+ years, worked for Lawrence Livermore Lab for 11 years, and have worked in the real world solving problems ever since for anyone who asks. Employed by or contracted to Apple Computer, Applied Materials, Abbott Diagnostics, EPRI, Triad Systems (now http://www.epicor.com), and many others. Now working on survival analysis, epidemiology, and their applications: epidemics, randomized clinical trials, risk-based inspection, and DoE for risk equity.
Goal? Work-related needs led to doing the best I could with available data, with help from employers, customers, and friends. I would like to share solutions and applications: multivariate risk analyses, optimal opportunistic maintenance, nonparametric reliability estimation without life data, design of ongoing reliability tests, assembly line buffer size and maintenance optimization, life tests without killing controls, multivariate reliability, and problems readers pose.
Contrarian? I would be amused to share my opinions and my alternatives to some traditions, standards, practices, and assumptions: in the form articles collected in “Artificial Reliability; Is There Reality in Reliability,” plus any contributions from readers and from the future.
Larry writes articles in the Progress in Field Reliability? series.Ask a question or send along a comment. Please login to view and use the contact form.