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Dr. Rodney Martin and Chetan Kulkarni Jointly Sponsor Cornell University Masters of Professional Studies Project
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Dr. Rodney Martin and Chetan Kulkarni Jointly Sponsor Cornell University Masters of Professional Studies Project

Rodney Martin (Data Sciences group) and Chetan Kulkarni (Diagnostics & Prognostics group) hosted a problem for the Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) program coordinating a spring 2018 class project for graduate students enrolled in the Statistics department at Cornell University. The project was led by MPS Associate Director and Professor Xiaolong Yang and advised by Professor Joe Guinness.

Rodney and Chetan worked with three students and their faculty advisor on an application of battery/electronics health management that employs optimal level-crossing prediction. With their help, the students gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the challenges involved with a prognostics problem, and are more proficient with several machine-learning principles. The students’ final presentation was held on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, in Malott Hall, room 251, on Cornell University’s Ithaca Campus. Rodney and Chetan plan to jointly submit a conference paper summarizing the findings of their work with the students and faculty from Cornell to the System Health Management session of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2019 Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech 2019).

BACKGROUND: The Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) program is run within Cornell University’s Statistics department and offers world-class training in applied statistics and preparation for the 21st-century workplace. For the past several years, the Data Sciences Group has sponsored spring semester projects for the MPS program.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: System Wide Safety (SWS) project, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD)

TEAM: Rodney Martin and Chetan Kulkarni

COLLABORATORS: Cornell University: Joe Guinness (MPS Faculty Advisor) and Xiaolong Yang (MPS Program Associate Director); Students: Haiwen Chen, Jingyi Liu, and Jiadi Wang

POINT OF CONTACT: Rodney Martin, rodney.martin@nasa.gov

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