Nuclear engineering doctoral student Cody Walker, who is studying under Associate Professor and Southern Company Faculty Fellow Jamie Coble, won Best Presentation Award at the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society Doctoral Symposium in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“Cody has brought significant innovation and original thought to his research throughout the time we’ve worked together, and he excels at communicating those innovations to a variety of audiences,” said Coble. “This honor recognizes what we already know–Cody is a great ambassador for the high quality of students studying at the University of Tennessee.”
Walker’s presentation, “Adapting Approximate Entropy as a Health Indicator of Rotating Machinery for Estimation of Remaining Useful Life,” centers on developing new condition indicators for bearing prognostics and diagnostics.
Specifically, it looks at approximate entropy and how the regularity of measurement signals can be used to determine the condition or state of the bearing.
The Doctoral Symposium brings together an international cohort of PhD candidates who present their research ideas to a panel of experts from industry, national labs, and academia and receive substantive feedback from a wide view of the PHM field.
The best paper award is selected by the panel based on both technical content and presentation style and performance.