OR afternoon 4.9.2018: Operations research and advanced analytics in planning and management of technical systems' maintenance operations

Aalto Centre for Operations Research (ACOR) and LUT School of Business and Management organize an open thematic OR afternoon on topics related to Operations research and advanced analytics in planning and management of technical systems' maintenance operations 4.9.2018 at 15:00 at Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.

About the OR afternoon: Operations research and advanced analytics in planning and management of technical systems' maintenance operations

The objective of the event is to bring together researchers, students and industry stakeholders interested in this topical area, for which improvements in planning and management methods contribute to systems’ better reliability and decreased use of maintenance resources, hence decreasing for example costs and unwanted environmental consequences.

Today, improved planning and management solutions are more and more based on up-to-date data, and forecasts on the systems’ components’ states and remaining lifetimes. This decreases the importance of traditional long-term maintenance plans and calls for advanced optimization models and methods which can account for possibly complex interactions between the systems’ components’ maintenance operations and different time horizons, and utilize updated information on the system’s state. Successful model and method development hence benefits from expertise in for example operations research, operations management, and advanced statistical and computational methods.

For whom?

The event is open to everybody interested in the subject.

The event offers a great opportunity to discuss research and development needs in the topic, learn how and to what kind of problems methods of OR and analytics are applied in it, meet students, and network with people interested in OR, in the topic or working on the field.



Opening of the event (Antti Punkka, Aalto SCI; Mikael Collan, LUT)


Pekka Mild (Maintpartner Oy): Online detection of abnormal patterns in process signal data to spot early indications of emerging malfunction – a kick start towards zero downtime

Pekka is the head of development for MP INtelligence, an advanced performance monitoring and predictive maintenance system applied in heavy industries


Mikael Collan (LUT School of Business and Management): Vision of a viable global ecosystem around predictive maintenance and additive manufacturing

Mikael is a professor of strategic finance and business analytics at Lappeenranta University of Technology


Mikko Alanko (VR Group): Smart Maintenance in railway fleet management

Mikko is the vice president of maintenance systems and analytics at VR fleet maintenance. He is responsible for developing maintenance methods and intervals using data and analytics


coffee break


Alessandro Mancuso (Aalto University School of Science): Systemic approach for optimizing portfolios of risk mitigation actions

Alessandro is a double doctoral candidate at Aalto University (Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis) and at Politecnico di Milano (Department of Energy Engineering). His research interests include the development and application of probabilistic methods for the assessment of risk and safety in complex technological systems


Olli Mali (KONE Corporation): Intelligent KONE 24/7 Connected Services: Analytics development

Olli leads the analytics team behind the algorithm development for KONE intelligent maintenance services


networking and refreshments


The event will take place at Aalto Undergraduate Centre (former TKK main building) in hall M1, which is located on the 2nd floor, directly above entrance Y. See the campus map for the location of entrance Y


The event is open to all practitioners, researchers and students interested in the subject, but to estimate the number of participants, please enroll using this link

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