Process monitoring (2020/2021)

Course code
Francesco Setti
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Language of instruction
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Teoria 5 I semestre Francesco Setti

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Laboratorio 1 I semestre Francesco Setti

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with skills in: i) analyzing data using univariate, multivariate and high-dimensional statistics methods; ii) identification of anomalous situations; iii) analysis of heterogeneous data; iv) analysis of dynamic and non-stationary processes; v) time series prediction.

At the end of the course the student will have to demonstrate that he is able to manage the monitoring of an industrial process. In particular, he will have to demonstrate that he is able to: i) identify potential failure modes; ii) design a data acquisition system on the production line; iii) identify anomalies in the process; iv) optimize the process parameters according to predefined objectives (rejection rate, time reduction, etc.); v) analyze the causes of unexpected failures (root cause analysis); vi) manage the maintenance of the system with predictive techniques.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam involves the discussion of a project proposing a solution to an industrial problem.
The student will present his/her work in about 15 minutes (with or without the use of support material such as slides, written report, demo, etc.), followed by a questions & answers session.
For the generation of the grade it will be taken into account:
- performance of the developed system (with different metrics depending on the problem);
- theoretical motivation behind the student's design choices;
- ability to clearly and concisely present the key points of the project;
- ability to support a discussion on possible alternative solutions and potential causes of failure of the solution developed.
The student must also demonstrate mastery of all the topics in the program (even those not addressed during the project).