About the Author
Ilia Frenkel, Center for Reliability and Risk Management, Industrial Engineering and Management Department, SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, IsraelIlia has forty years academic experience, teaching in Russia and Israel. Currently he is a senior lecturer and Director of the Centre for Reliability and Risk Management in the Industrial Engineering and Management Department of the SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel. Previously he worked as Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Applied Mathematics and Computers Department at Volgograd Civil Engineering Institute. He is a member of the editorial board on Maintenance and Reliability, Communications in Dependability and Quality Management, and has published scientific articles and book chapters in the fields of reliability, applied statistics and production and operation management. Alex Karagrigoriou, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of CyprusAlex is Associate Professor of Statistics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Cyprus and Professor of Probability and Statistics, University of the Aegean. He worked at the University of Maryland, the United States Department of Agriculture and the Institute of Statistical Sciences, Taiwan, and taught thirty-two courses at the Universities of Maryland, Athens, the Aegean, and Cyprus. He has been involved in the organization of eight international conferences. He has written two textbooks on statistical analysis, teaching notes for undergraduate and graduate courses, and has published more than fifty articles on statistics and applied probability. Alex has served as reviewer for the United States National Security Council and the United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council. Anatoly Lisnianski, Reliability Department, The Israel Electric Corporation Ltd., IsraelAnatoly is an engineering expert in the Reliability Department of The Israel Electric Corporation Ltd., Israel, an adjunct senior lecturer in Haifa University, Israel, and Scientific Supervisor of the Centre for Reliability and Risk Management in the Industrial Engineering and Management Department of the SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel. Previous to this he was Senior Researcher in Federal Scientific & Production Center "Aurora" in St-Petersburg, Russia. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Member of Israel Society of Quality and Israel Statistical Association, and is an author of more than one hundred publications in the field of reliability and applied probability.He has been guest editor for International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering. Andre Kleyner, Global Reliability Engineering Leader, Delphi Electronics and Safety, USAAndre has twenty-five years of engineering, research, consulting, and managerial experience specializing in the reliability of electronic and mechanical systems. He is currently a Global Reliability Engineering Leader with Delphi Electronics & Safety and an adjunct professor at Purdue University.? He is a senior member of American Society for Quality, a Certified Reliability Engineer, Certified Quality Engineer, and a Six Sigma Black Belt.? He also holds several US and foreign patents and authored multiple publications on the topics of reliability, statistics, warranty management, and lifecycle cost analysis.? Andre Kleyner is Editor of the Wiley Series in Quality & Reliability Engineering.