by Pierre DERSIN, Alstom Transport Information Solutions, France
Dr. Dersin obtained his PH.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1980 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) after receiving a master's degree in O.R. in 1976, also from MIT. He worked on reliability of large electric power networks, as part of the Large Scale System Effectiveness Analysis Program sponsored by the US Department of Energy, from MIT and Systems Control Inc. and later joined FABRICOM (Belgium and U.S), where he was involved with Fault Diagnostic Systems for Factory Automation, from 1983 to 1999. since 1990 with ALSTOM Transport, he has occupied several positions, mainly involved with rams and maintenance, including R&D manager of the Service business since 1999, and, since 2007, RAM Director at ALSTOM Transport's Information Solutions. Also, he is a Leader of ALSTOM Transport's Reliability & Availability Core Competence Network, and since april 2014, a co-Director of the joint ALSTOM-INRIA Research Laboratory for digital technologies applied to mobility and energy. He has several publications in IEEE conferences and journals. He was the chairman of UNIFE's (Union of European Railways Manufacturers) LCC/RAM Working Group in 1998-2001. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Performability Engineering, He is a member of the IEEE Reliability Society's Advisory Committee and IEEE Industry Advisory Board.
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