Piao Chen

Piao Chen

Doctor of Philosophy

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Return of products within the warranty coverage induces additional cost and loss of reputation to manufacturers. It is of practical interest to predict the return rate by experimental means before introducing a product to the market. In this paper, we propose to optimize accelerated reliability tests to achieve the goal within limited time. To desc...
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The gamma distribution is one of the most important parametric models in probability theory and statistics. Although a multitude of studies have theoretically investigated the properties of the gamma distribution in the literature, there is still a serious lack of tailored statistical tools to facilitate its practical applications. To fill the gap,...
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The rate reduction models have been widely used to model the recurrent failure data for their capabilities in quantifying the repair effects. Despite the widespread popularity, there have been limited studies on statistical inference of most failure rate reduction models. In view of this fact, this study proposes a semiparametric estimation framewo...
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The multicategory support vector machine (MSVM) has been widely used for multicategory classification. Despite its widespread popularity, regular MSVM cannot provide direct probabilistic results and suffers from excessive computational cost, as it is formulated on the hinge loss function and it solves a sum-to-zero constrained quadratic programming...
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The performance of units in the same batch can exhibit considerable heterogeneity due to the variation in the raw materials and fluctuation in the manufacturing process. For products suffering performance degradation in their use, such heterogeneity often results in an increase in the dispersion of the degradation paths of units in a population. Th...
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This study proposes a framework to analyze accelerated degradation testing (ADT) data in the presence of inspection effects. Motivated by a real dataset from the electric industry, we study two types of effects induced by inspections. After each inspection, the system degradation level instantaneously reduces by a random value. Meanwhile, the degra...
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In this study, we initiate a cyberinfrastructure solution by synergizing both the blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for transportation insurance. The insurance premium related services are encapsulated in ``on-chain'' chaincodes to perform over the facts on vehicle's trip and driver's behavior, which are deduced through ``off-cha...
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Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) poses a significant threat to the population and urban sustainability worldwide. The surge mitigation is complicated and associates many factors, including the pandemic status, policy, socioeconomics and resident behaviours. Modelling and analytics with spatial-temporal big urban data are required to assist the m...
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Dengue has been as an endemic with year‐round presence in Singapore. In the recent years 2013, 2014, and 2016, there were several severe dengue outbreaks, posing serious threat to the public health. To proactively control and mitigate the disease spread, early warnings of dengue outbreaks, at which there are rapid and large‐scale spread of dengue i...
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This study proposes an efficient approach to detect one or more change points for gamma distribution. We plug a closed-form estimator into the gamma log-likelihood function to obtain a sharp approximation to the maximum of log-likelihood. We further derive a closed form calibration of approximate likelihood which is asymptotically equivalent to the...
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Reliability data obtained from life tests and degradation tests have been extensively used for purposes such as estimating product reliability and predicting warranty costs. When there is more than one candidate model, an important task is to discriminate between the models. In the literature, the model discrimination was often treated as a hypothe...
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The remaining useful lifetime (RUL) estimated from the in-situ degradation data has shown to be useful for online predictive maintenance. In the literature, the RUL is often estimated by assuming a soft-failure threshold for the degradation data. In practice, however, systems may not be subject to the degradation-induced soft failures. Instead, the...
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Many large organizations have developed ambitious programs to build reliability databases by collecting field failure data from a large variety of components. To make the database concise, only the number of component replacements in a component position during an operation time interval is reported in these databases. This leads to time-censoring...
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Process capability indices (PCIs) are widely used to assess whether an in-control process meets manufacturing specifications. In most applications of classical PCIs, the process characteristic is assumed normally distributed. However, the normal distribution has been found inappropriate in various applications. In the literature, the percentile-bas...
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Degradation data are an important source of product reliability information. Two popular stochastic models for degradation data are the Gamma process and the inverse Gaussian (IG) process, both of which possess monotone degradation paths. Although these two models have been used in numerous applications, the existing interval estimation methods are...
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Process capability indices (PCIs) are widely used to measure whether an in-control process conforms to manufacturing specifications. The normal distribution is assumed in most traditional applications of PCIs. Nevertheless, it is not uncommon that some quality characteristics have skewed distributions. In such cases, the gamma distribution is an ap...
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The field failure data is important in the reliability field. Component failure data, instead of system failure data, are usually collected by the system owners. However, in many cases the individual component time-to-failure data are not recorded. Instead, cumulative operation time and the number of failure times are recorded. This can be explaine...
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This study develops methods for constructing some important statistical limits of a gamma distribution. First, we construct upper prediction limits and tolerance limits for a gamma distribution. In addition, upper prediction limits for at least p of m measurements from a gamma distribution at each of r locations are constructed. This problem often...
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The generalized Pareto distribution (GPD) is widely used for extreme values over a threshold. Most existing methods for parameter estimation either perform unsatisfactorily when the shape parameter k is larger than 0.5, or they suffer from heavy computation as the sample size increases. In view of the fact that k > 0.5 is occasionally seen in numer...
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In addition to conventional censoring schemes such as Type-I or Type-II censoring, progressively censoring is a useful method to reduce cost and obtain additional reliability information in accelerated life testing. Statistical inference for accelerated life testing (ALT) with Weibull distribution and progressively censoring is found to be difficul...
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Because of the exponential distribution assumption, many reliability databases recorded data in an aggregate way. Instead of individual failure times, each aggregate data point is a summation of a series of collective failures representing the cumulative operating time of one component position from system commencement to the last component replace...

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