Caterpillar – Reliability Information System

May 30th, 2010

My collaborations with the research and engineering staff at the Engine Division of Caterpillar Corporation began at NCSA and later extended to more targeted goals under an independent consulting relationship. Notably, I designed and implemented the central algorithm and java class structure for Caterpillar’s next-generation Reliability Information System. This work, based primarily on the Weibull distribution, was inserted into their existing quality assurance processes. Until then, this process still involved significant manual efforts – engineers working with calculator, pen and paper.