About the Author
Diego Galar is Professor of Condition Monitoring in the Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering at LTU, Lulea University of Technology where he is coordinating several H2020 projects related to different aspects of cyber physical systems, Industry 4.0, IoT or industrial Big Data. He was also involved in the SKF UTC centre located in Lulea focused on SMART bearings, and is actively involved in national projects within the Swedish industry. Dr. Galar is principal researcher at Tecnalia, in Spain, heading the Maintenance and Reliability research group. He has authored more than 300 journal and conference papers, books and technical reports in the field of maintenance, working as member of editorial boards, scientific committees and chairing international journals and conferences. In industry, he has been technological director and CBM manager of international companies, and actively participated in national and international committees for standardization and R&D in the topics of reliability and maintenance. In the international arena, he has been visiting Professor in the Polytechnic of Braganza (Portugal), University of Valencia and NIU (USA). Currently, he is visiting Professor at the University of Sunderland (UK) and University of Maryland (USA), as well as guest Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Uday Kumar is professor of operation and maintenance engineering, director of Lulea Railway Research Center and scientific director of the Strategic Area of Research and Innovation-Sustainable Transport at Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden. Before joining Lulea University of Technology, Dr. Kumar was professor of Offshore Technology (Operation and Maintenance Engineering) at Stavanger University, Norway. Dr. Kumar has research interests in the subject area of reliability and maintainability engineering, maintenance modeling, condition monitoring, LCC and risk analysis, etc. He has published more than 300 papers in international jour- nals and peer-reviewed conferences and has made contributions to many edited books. He has supervised more than 25 PhD theses related to the area of reliability and maintenance. Dr. Kumar has been a keynote and invited speaker at numerous congresses, conferences, seminars, industrial forums, workshops, and academic institutions. He is an elected member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences.