Professor Weihong "Grace" Guo, $49,500, Ford Motor Company

Project Title: Advanced Data Analytics for Process Monitoring and Prognostics for Helium Leak Testing

Project Description: With funding from Ford, W. Grace Guo is leading a joint Rutgers-Ford team to explore big data values in improving product testing and vehicle manufacturing. This project aims to develop methods in degradation modeling, process monitoring, and system prognostics to improve decision-making in leak testing, which is one of the most important operations in engine manufacturing.