Hamid Reza Shaker

Smarter Maintenance for Smarter Cities

Associate professor, University of Southern Denmark

ABSTRACT: Infrastructure maintenance constitutes a significant portion of the expenses in our cities. The current state of practice in maintenance is inefficient, costly and involves risks.  Most facilities today take a reactive “wait till it breaks” approach to maintenance which is the least cost-effective method. This is accompanied with partial implementation of preventive maintenance approach i. e.  performing regular, prescheduled maintenance checks and repairs — on some systems and components whether they are needed or not.  Smart cities provide the opportunity to improve the current maintenance strategies to a proactive, predictive maintenance. This helps to improve efficiency, saves costs and reduces the risks. The focus of this talk is on the recent developments within the area of maintenance in particular  diagnostics and prognostics in smart electricity grid and smart buildings.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY: Hamid Reza Shaker received his PhD from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has been a visiting researcher at MIT, a post-doctoral researcher and an assistant professor at Aalborg University within 2009-2013 and an associate professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway within 2013-2014. He is currently an associate professor at Center for Energy Informatics, University of Southern Denmark.  He is the leader of fault detection and diagnosis and processes monitoring research activities in the center. His contributions have been reported in more than 100 journal and conference publications. He serves several journals as a member of editorial board and has been IPC member for several conferences.