Data Analytics-Propelled Reliability Engineering
Presented By: IEEE Reliability Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter , co-sponsored by ASQ Society of Reliability Division (Region 6B - Silicon Valley)
Speaker: Dr. Bernard Hiller
Date: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 6:30pm (check in and food), 6:30pm - 7:30pm Presentation and Q&A
Food sponsored by: ICE Labs, ISO 9001 & 17025 Reliability Test Lab. www.icenginc.com
As hard drive capacity growth is slowing down and technical margins are getting thinner, the role of reliability engineering in meeting customer expectations becomes increasingly critical. In this environment, failure-based reliability approaches are insufficient to confidently assure product reliability at launch and in high volume manufacturing. Parametric measurements and Machine Learning provide tools to propel reliability decision making to the next level in all phases of the product life cycle. This talk will provide an overview of basic concepts, challenges, and application opportunities of this exciting new reliability field.
Bernhard Hiller is leading the Advanced Reliability Engineering team at Western Digital Corporation with the objectives to continuously improve the end-to-end reliability process, and to drive the application of parametrics and data analytics for better reliability decision making; in customer applications, in manufacturing and in development. Throughout his career, he has been engaged in developing reliability-enhancing technologies - in hard drives (Western Digital, Maxtor, IBM) and in medical technology (Siemens). Bernhard Hiller received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and B.S./M.S. degrees in ME from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He holds sixteen U.S. patents and has published twenty journal papers. He is serving as a vice chair of the local IEEE Reliability Chapter.