Arthur Kordon – Curriculum Vitae

Arthur Kordon is an Advanced Analytics Leader in the Advanced Analytics Group, The Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas, USA. He is an internationally recognized expert in applying computational intelligence and advanced analytics in industry. Dr. Kordon has successfully introduced several novel technologies for improved manufacturing and new product design, such as robust inferential sensors, automated operating discipline, accelerated fundamental model building, etc. His research interests include application issues of computational intelligence, robust empirical modeling, and integrating data mining in forecasting. He has published more than 70 papers, two books and ten book chapters in the area of applied computational intelligence and advanced analytics. Dr. Kordon is a member of the Technical Committee on Evolutionary Computation of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

Dr. Kordon holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria in 1974 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria in 1990.

Applying intelligent systems in industry: a realistic overview

The talk gives a realistic overview of the current state of the art of intelligent systems in industry based on the experience from applying these systems in a large global corporation. It includes a short analysis of the differences between academic and industrial research, examples of the key implementation areas of intelligent systems in manufacturing and business, a discussion about the main factors for success and failure of industrial intelligent systems, an estimate of the projected industrial needs that may drive future applications of intelligent systems, and some ideas how to improve academic-industrial collaboration in this research area.

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