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Fazel Ansari

Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing., M.Sc., B.Sc. 

Head of Research Group "Smart and Knowledge-Based Maintenance"

Division of Industrial and Systems Engineering | Institute of Management Science

Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)

Theresianumgasse 27 | 1040 Vienna, Austria
T: +43 1 58801 33049
F: +43 1 58801 33094
fazel.ansari@tuwien.ac.at

   

Education

  • Habilitation (venia docendi) in Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, TU Wien, 2021

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science (Summa cum laude), Faculty of Science and Technology, Universität Siegen, 2014

  • M.Sc. in Mechatronics, Dep. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, Universität Siegen, 2008

  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2005

Additional Positions

  • Visiting Lecturer & Associated Faculty, Chair of Production and Logistics Management, Universität Siegen (Since 2017)

  • Senior Researcher in Industrial Data Science, Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH (Since 2017)

Areas of Research Interests 

  • Human-Centered Cyber Physical Production Systems 

  • Knowledge Management in Industry 4.0 - Human- and Machine Factors in Smart and Learning Factories

  • Knowledge-Based Maintenance (Predictive and Prescriptive Maintenance)

  • Industrial AI – Application of Semantic Modeling, Text Mining and Predictive Data Analytic in Manufacturing Systems and Production Processes

Courses/Teaching Experience

  • Design of Information Systems for Production Management, Lecture and Exercise in the specialization of Production Information Management (TU Wien, since Winter Sem. 2020)

  • Advanced Topics in Production Information Management, Master Seminar in the specialization of Production Information Management (TU Wien, since 2019)

  • Industry 4.0 & Digital Transformation (Guest lecturer, Vienna University of Business and Economics (WU Wien), since 2019)

  • KM in CPPS: Knowledge Management in Cyber Physical Production Systems, Lecture in the specialization of Production Information Management (TU Wien, since 2018)

  • KM in CPPS: Knowledge Integration in Cyber Physical Production Systems, Exercise in the specialization of Production Information Management (TU Wien, since 2018)
  • Knowledge-Based Maintenance (TU Wien, IMW, since 2017)

  • Industry 4.0 from Vision to Reality (Visiting Lecturer, University of Siegen, Chair of Production Logistics Management, since 2017)

  • Quantitative Decision Making (University of Siegen, Chair of Production Logistics Management, 2016)

  • Knowledge Management in Industry 4.0 (University of Siegen, Institute of KBS & KM, 2015-2016)

  • Software Engineering for Mechatronics (University of Siegen, Institute of KBS & KM, 2009-2016)

  • Introduction to Programming (University of Siegen, Institute of KBS & KM, 2010)

Invited Talks/Workshops

  • Invited Talk, Knowledge-Based Maintenance: TU Wien's Experiences and Foresights, EIT Manufacturing Hub Croatia, Online Event, 1 June, 2021

  • Invite Talk, Human-Machine Learning in Manufacturing Sector: What is H-M Reciprocal Learning?, Skillnet - The Worldwide Network for skills in Advance Manufacturing, Online Event - Skillman International Forum (SIF), 10 December, 2020

  • Invited Talk, Text-Mining in Industrial Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance Workshop, Association Industry 4.0 Austria – the Platform for Smart Production, Vienna, 5 June, 2020

  • Invited Talk, Learning Factories for SMEs, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Skopje, North Macedonia, 27 September, 2019. 

  • Keynote Speaker, Knowledge Management 4.0 Is KM 4.0 for or against Industrial Fake News?!, TAKE 2019 - Theory and Applications in the Knowledge Economy, organized by Institute for Applied Research on Skilled Crafts and Trades (IAGF), WU Wien & Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ), Vienna, Austria, 5 July, 2019.

  • Keynote Speaker, Future of AI based maintenance planning and operations: Can a machine maintain its health score?, Conference on Industry 4.0 & Artificial Intelligence, Ministry for Innovation and Technology & Hungarian Industry 4.0 Platform, Budapest, Hungary, 14 May, 2019.

  • Invited Lecturer, Knowledge-Based Maintenance: Today & Tommorrow , Infineon Winter School Chip Fab of the Future, Villach, Austria, 26 February, 2019.

  • Invited Technical Talk, Dynamic Maintenance-based Insurance Model for Industrial Machines, CIRP Winter Meetings, STC-O, Paris, France, 21 February, 2019.

  • Invited Technical Talk, Reciprocal Learning in Smart Factories, CIRP Winter Meetings, Collaborative Working-Group on Biologicalisation, Paris, France, 20 February, 2019.

  • Speaker, The Evolution of Knowledge-Based Maintenance: From Descriptive to Prescriptive Maintenance, IT2Industry Forum, AUTOMATICA 2018, Munich, 19 June, 2018.

  • Speaker and Workshop Organizer, Predictive Maintenance through Intelligent Data Management and Analysis, Smart Maintenance Pavillon in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Group for Production, AUTOMATICA 2018, Munich, Germany, 19 June, 2018.

  • Speaker and Workshop Co-organizer, Session 2: Predictive Maintenance through Intelligent Data Management and Analysis, Smart Maintenance Sessions organized by the Fraunhofer Group for Production, Convention Center (Saal Paris), Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany, 26 April, 2018. 

  • Invited Technical Talk, A Problem-Solving Ontology for Human-Centered CPPS: Human-CPPS Collaboration as an Enabler of Changeability, CIRP Winter Meetings, STC-O, Paris, France, 22 February, 2018. 

  • Speaker and Workshop Organizer, Promoting Learning Analytics for Practitioners, EAPRIL Conference 2017, Häme University of Applied Sciences, Finland, 29 November, 2017.

  • Invited Symposium Discussant, The Connection Between Education and Technology in Co-Creation with High Tech Enterprises, EAPRIL Conference 2017, Häme University of Applied Sciences, Finland, 29 November, 2017.

  • Invited Talk, Predictive Analytics in Maintenance of Cyber Physical Systems, Knowledge Management Workshop for Industry and Production 4.0 – Machine Meets Knowledge, Stuttgart, June 24, 2015.

Professional Membership

  • International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)

    • Chair of TC 5.2’s Working Group 4 “Predictive and Knowledge-Based Maintenance”
    • Member of Technical Committee 5.2 "Management and Control in Manufacturing and Logistics"

  • International Association of Learning Factories (IALF), Working Group Leader "Work-based Learning"

  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Technology and Engineering Management Society (IEEE TEMS)

  • Executive Board Member at European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL), 2017-2020 (News link

Publications

In Press/Preprint

  • R. Glawar, F. Ansari, Z. J. Viharos, K. Matyas & W. Sihn, Integrating Maintenance Strategies in Autonomous Production Control using a Cost-based Model, Acta IMEKO - The e-Journal of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO), 2021(In Press)

  • M. Riester, F. Ansari, M. Foerster & K. Matyas, A Procedural Model for Utilizing Case-Based Reasoning in After-Sales Management, 18th International Scientific Conference on Industrial Systems – Industrial Innovation in Digital Age, October 7 - 9, 2020, Novi Sad, Serbia (In Press)

Journals (Peer reviewed)

Book Chapters (Selected)

  • M. Khobreh, F. Ansari & U. Seidenberg, A Knowledge-Based Approach for Linking Workforce Experience and Labor Productivity in Smart Factory Industry 4.0, Building Future Competences - Challenges and Opportunities for Skilled Crafts and Trades in the Knowledge Economy, Vol. 2, 2020, pp. 17-35.

  • T. Nemeth, F. Ansari & W. Sihn, Industrielle Realisierung wissensbasierter Instandhaltungsstrategien – Ein instandhaltungsspezifisches Reifegradmodell für Produktionsunternehmen am Weg zur Smart Factory, Industrie 4.0 Management, 5/2019, pp. 17-20.

  • A. Stockert, R. Glawar, F. Ansari & W. Sihn, Qualitätsprognose anhand Prozess-parametern einer Papiermaschine mittels Industrial Data Science, ZWF Zeitschrift für wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb, Carl Hanser Verlag, 114 (5), 2019, pp. 310-313.

  • F. Ansari & R. Glawar, Knowledge-Based Maintenance, Book Chapter, In Instandhaltungslogistik, K. Matyas (Ed.), 7th Edition, Carl Hanser Verlag, 12/2018, pp. 318-342.

  • F. Ansari, Cyber-Physical Systems, Chapter In: Strategy Paper of the Research, Development & Innovation Expert Group: Priority Research Areas & Measures to Support the Austrian Research Landscape in the Context of Industry 4.0, The Association Industry 4.0 Austria (Verein Industrie 4.0 Österreich), 2018, pp.26-28. 

  • U. Seidenberg & F. Ansari, Qualitätsmanagement in der additiven Fertigung – Herausforderungen und Handlungsempfehlungen, 3D-Printing: Recht, Wirtschaft und Technik des industriellen 3D-Drucks, Handbook, A. Leupold and S. Glossner (Eds.), Verlag C.H.Beck, 2017, pp. 159-214. 

  • F. Ansari, K. Schenkelberg, U. Seidenberg & M. Fathi, Problem Solving in the Digital World: Synoptic Formalism, Incrementalism and Heuristics, Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, 2nd Edition; Laplante, P., Ed.; Taylor & Francis: New York, 2017.

  • F. Ansari & M. Fathi, Meta-analysis of Maintenance Knowledge Assets Towards Predictive Cost Controlling of Cyber Physical Production Systems, Machine Learning for Cyber Physical Systems, O. Niggemann and  J. Beyerer (Eds.), Springer, 2016.

  • K. Ternai, M. Khobreh & F. Ansari, An Ontology Matching Approach for Improvement of Business Process Management, Integrated Systems: Innovations and Applications, Springer, 2015.

  • F. Ansari, I. Buethe, Y. Niu, C.-P. Fritzen & M. Fathi, Integration of Knowledge-based Approach in SHM Systems, Transactions on Engineering Technologies, Book Chapter No.: 55, pp. 765-779, Springer, 2014.

  • S. T. Mol, G. Kismihok, F. Ansari & M. Dornhöfer, Integrating Knowledge Management in the context of Evidence Based Learning: Two concept models for facilitating the assessment and acquisition of job knowledge, Integration of Practice-Oriented Knowledge Technology: Trends and Prospectives, M. Fathi (Ed.), Springer pp.29-46, 2013.

  • F. Ansari, M. Fathi & U. Seidenberg, Evolution of Intelligent Quality Management Process Based on Using Performance Quality Indicators, 6th Conference on Professional Knowledge Management: From Knowledge to Action, Lecture Notes in Informatics, Ronald Maier (Ed.), Vol. P-182,Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn, Germany, 2011, pp. 149-160.

Refereed Conference Papers (Selected)

  • R. Glawar, F. Ansari, Z. J. Viharos, K. Matyas & W. Sihn, A Cost-based Model for Integrating Maintenance Strategies in Autonomous Production Control, 17th IMEKO TC 10 and EUROLAB Virtual Conference “Global Trends in Testing, Diagnostics & Inspection for 2030”, 2020, pp. 252-258.

  • W. Sihn & F. Ansari, Industrial Data Science – From Raw Data to Useful Applications, In Proceedings of 21st International Seminar on High Technology, Brazil, October 2019, pp. 3-20.

  • M. Khobreh, F. Ansari & U. Seidenberg, Applying Job-Know Ontology towards Linking Workforce Experience and Labor Productivity in Smart Factory Industry 4.0, In Proceedings of TAKE 2019 ‐ Theory and Applications in the Knowledge Economy Conference, Vienna, Austria, July 3-5, 2019, pp. 712-728.

  • W. Mayrhofer, F. Ansari, W. Sihn, S. Schlund, Konzept für ein Assistenzsystem für Arbeitsplatznahes, Reziprokes Lernen in Hochautomatisierten Produktionsumgebungen, Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft (GfA) Frühjahrskongress, 27.02.19 - 01.03.19, Dresden, Deutschland.

  • F. Ansari & U. Seidenberg, A Portfolio for Optimal Collaboration of Human and Cyber Physical Production Systems in Problem-Solving, 13th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, October 28-30, Mannheim, Germany, International Association for Development of the Information Society, pp. 311-315, 2016.

  • F. Ansari, U. Seidenberg, A. Stock & M. Vogel, Cost Controlling of Wind Energy Plants using Maintenance Process Modelling, 21st IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (IEEE ETFA), September 6-9, 2016, Berlin, Germany, IEEE Press. 

  • S. Chala, F. Ansari & M. Fathi, A Data Warehousing System for Knowledge-Based Structural Health Monitoring of Wind Power Plant, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (IEEE EIT), May 19-21, 2016, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA.

  • F. Ansari, M. Dornhöfer & M. Fathi, Ein meta-analytischer Ansatz zur kontinuierlichen Verbesserung der Wissensqualität aus Cyber-physikalischen Produktionssystemen, Quality Management 4.0 - Status Quo! Quo vadis?, Kassel, Germany, Annual Conference of the Society for Quality Science (GQW), Vol. 6, pp. 187-207, February 25-26, 2016.

  • Y. Niu, I. Buethe, F. Ansari, M. Fathi & C.-P. Fritzen, Towards Integration of a Knowledge-Based Approach into SHM, 5th European-American Workshop on Reliability of NDE, Berlin, October 7-10, 2013.

  • F. Ansari, M. Fathi & U. Seidenberg, Combining Synoptic and Incremental Approaches for Improving Problem-Solving in Maintenance Planning, Monitoring and Controlling, In Proceedings of the 9th Interdisciplinary Workshop On Intangibles, Intellectual Capital And Extra-Financial Information, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), Copenhagen, Denmark, September 26-27, 2013.

  • S. Nasiri, F. Ansari & M. Fathi, Dynamics of knowledge assets and change management perspectives, the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (IEEE EIT), Rapid City, SD, USA, May 9-11, 2013, IEEE Press, pp.1-6.

  • F. Ansari, R. A. Dewa & M. Fathi, Drive System Assistance Tool for Meta-Analysis of Dimensioning and Maintenance Indicators, 38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IEEE IECON 2012), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 25-28, 2012, IEEE Press, pp. 3113- 3119.

  • F. Ansari, M. Fathi & U. Seidenberg, Integration of Knowledge Management in Preventive- and Corrective Maintenance Cost Controlling Using Performance Quality Indicators, Twelfth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, University Center, Chicago, USA, July 6-8, 2012 (Recipient of Graduate Scholar Award), Common Ground Publishing.

  • F. Ansari, M. Fathi & U. Seidenberg, Developing an Algebraic Model for Administrating Preventive Maintenance Cost of Production Machines, 4th World Conference on Production & Operations Management and the 19th International Annual EurOMA Conference, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 1-5, 2012.

  • F. Ansari, S. Dienst, P. Uhr & M. Fathi, Using Data Analysis for Discovering Improvement Potentials in Production Process, 2011 Joint IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics (IEEE ICIT), Auburn, Alabama, USA, March 14-17, 2011, IEEE Press, pp. 279-284.

  • S. Dienst, F. Ansari, A. Holland & M. Fathi, Applying Fusion Techniques to Graphical Methods for Knowledge Based Processing of Product Use Information, 2nd International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (IC3K 2010), Valencia, Spain, October 25-28, 2010, SciTePress, pp. 136-142.

  • S. Dienst, F. Ansari, A. Holland & M. Fathi, Necessity of Using Dynamic Bayesian Networks for Feedback Analysis into Product Development, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE SMC), Istanbul, Turkey, October 10-13, 2010, IEEE Press, 2010, pp. 939-946.

  • F. Ansari, C. Sassenberg, R. Montino & M. Fathi, Integration of Knowledge Discovery Techniques in the Quality Management Model to Achieve Higher Target Quality, 14th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (IEEE ETFA), Spain, September 22-26, 2009, IEEE Press, pp.1-6.

  • F. Ansari, A. Holland & M. Fathi, Advanced Knowledge Management Concept for Sustainable Environmental Integration, 8th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetic Intelligent Systems, UK, September 9-10, 2009, IEEE Press, pp. 1-7.

  • F. Ansari, M. Khobreh, S. Nasiri & M. Fathi, Knowledge Management Support for Quality Management to Achieve Higher Customer Satisfaction, the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (IEEE EIT), Canada, June 7-9, 2009, IEEE Press, pp. 78-83.

Habilitation Thesis

PhD Dissertation

Edited Book

  • M. Fathi, M. Khobreh & F. Ansari (Eds.), Professional Education and Training through Knowledge, Technology and Innovation, Universie-Universitätsverlag Siegen, ISBN 978-3-936533-77-4, 2016.