Researcher from Switzerland to hold seminar Aug. 29

Published: Aug 19, 2016 1:00:00 PM
Media Contact: Chris Anthony,, 334-844-3447

Olga Fink is a senior lecturer at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland.
Olga Fink

Olga Fink, a senior lecturer at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, will hold a seminar at Auburn University on Monday, Aug. 29, from 3-4 p.m. in 3210 Shelby Center.

Fink’s seminar, “Deep Fault Detection,” will outline a new approach to detecting faults in complex engineered systems, such as a power plant generator, and how this method can detect irregular conditions and provide an early warning for officials.  

Fink, who earned a doctorate in civil engineering from ETH Zurich, is also a research affiliate with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a guest lecturer at ETH Zurich. She previously worked in the private sector as a reliability engineer and a reliability and maintenance expert. Her research focuses on condition-based and predictive maintenance of transportation and energy systems and their reliable and safe operation.

The seminar is sponsored by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. It is free and open to the public.