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Dr. Jay Lee

Dr. Jay Lee

Distinguished Professor and Director
Dr. Jay Lee
University of Maryland College Park

Dr. Jay Lee is a Clark Distinguished Professor and Director of Industrial AI Center in the Mechanical Engineering Dept. of the Univ. of Maryland College Park. He is leading AI Data Foundry for advanced data-
centric AI research for diversified industrial systems.

Previously, he served as an Ohio Eminent Scholar, L.W. Scott Alter Chair and Univ. Distinguished. Professor at Univ. of Cincinnati. He was Founding Director of National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Intelligent Maintenance Systems ( during 2001-2019. IMS Center has developed research memberships with over 100 global company since 2000 and was selected as the most economically impactful I/UCRC in the NSF Economic Impact Study Report in 2012. He mentored his students and developed a number of start-up companies including Predictronics through NSF iCorps in 2013. He has developed Dominant Innovation® methodology for product and service innovation design.

He was on leave from UC to serve as Vice Chairman and Board Member for Foxconn Technology Group during 2019-2021 to lead the development of Foxconn Wisconsin Science Park in Mt. Pleasant, WI. In addition, he advised Foxconn business units to successfully receive six World Economic Forum (WEF) Lighthouse Factory Awards since 2019. He is a member of Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Production of the World Economics Council (WEF), a member of Board of Governors of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Council of National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Board of Trustees of MTConnect, as well as a senior advisor to McKinsey. Previously, he served as Director for Product Development and Manufacturing at United Technologies Research Center (now Raytheon Technologies Research Center) during 1998- 2000, as well as Program Director for a number of programs (including ERCs, I/UCRCs, and Materials Processing and Manufacturing Programs) at NSF during 1991-1998.

He was selected as 30 Visionaries in Smart Manufacturing in by SME in Jan. 2016 and 20 most influential professors in Smart Manufacturing in June 2020, and has received SME Eli Whitney Productivity Award and SME/NAMRC S.M. Wu Research Implementation Award in 2022. His new book on Industrial AI was published by Springer in 2020.


Recent Advances of Industrial AI for Highly Connected Manufacturing Systems

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