2019 Guangbin Yang

Reliability Symposium

August 20, 2019
7 AM - 5PM
Architecture Auditorium and Gallery, Lawrence Technological University,
Southfield, MI

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2019 Symposium Chair's Message

Mohammad Sadegh Mobin, Ph.D.

Quality Reliability Engineer, FCA US LLC

Publication Chair, ASQ Automotive Division

Course Instructor, Oakland University

email:  melvyn.mobin@fcagroup.com

Mobile Phone: (415) 654 - 3557

Welcome to the 2019 Guangbin Yang Reliability Symposium (GYRS). I’m honored to serve as the chair for Guangbin Yang Reliability Symposium (GYRS), which is a result of collaboration between several professional societies, industries, and universities who have a passion for reliability.


Attendees will have the opportunity to learn through keynote speaker, presentation sessions, poster and expo sessions, and interaction and networking with other professionals. This year, there will be six speakers from industry and academy with variety topics which will satisfy the range of attendees from novice to seasoned expert. For the second time, the GYRS 2019 symposium will have the poster session in which students and experts from industries can present the results of their practical works. In addition, the expo session will feature sources of tools and expertise carefully selected to be consistent with the content of the symposium.


We are looking forward to have more participants in the next year GYRS. If you are interested in participating at GYRS 2020, please contact me at melvyn.mobin@fcagroup.com or Mohammad Hijawi, Ph.D. at mohammad.hijawi@fcagroup.com. Be sure to contribute your expertise and experience in reliability by submitting an abstract for the oral or poster presentation consideration!


I would like to thank ASQ Automotive Division for sponsoring, Lawrence Technological University for hosting, FCA US LLC for organizing, and all volunteers who worked hard all year to have a symposium that will provide a unique learning experience for all attendees.


About GYRS:

Dr. Guangbin Yang Bio

Walter P. Chrysler Technical Fellow Dr. Guangbin Yang (August 22, 1964 - June 12, 2013) was a premier product life cycle reliability engineering and test expert, a patient teacher, and a valued colleague and good friend to many of us in the Greater Detroit area and beyond. He was the husband of Ling Jin and father of Benjamin and Laurence.


Born in Jiexi, Guangdong, China, Guangbin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Hangzhou Institute of Electronics Engineering, received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University in 2000.  Guangbin made numerous contributions to reliability modeling, test planning, and data analysis. He authored over 60 publications including book, chapter, and technical papers, including Life Cycle Reliability Engineering (2007), Heuristic Degradation Test Plans for Reliability Demonstration (2013), and Accelerated Degradation Test for Rapid Reliability Evaluation (2012). His career included positions at Yazaki, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler, LLC.


Guangbin Yang was also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Chair of its Automotive Systems Committee. A Fellow of the American Society for Quality, Guangbin held editorial positions with the International Journal of Reliability, Quality, and Safety Engineering and IEEE, and was Program Chair for the International Society of Science and Applied Technologies International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design. His recognitions include the Ford Powertrain Engineering Achievement Award, IEEE Reliability Society’s “Engineer of the Year”, and listings in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.