David W. Coit, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
David W. Coit’s research interests are in the areas of system reliability modeling and optimization, power systems reliability, and multiple-objective optimization. He has been funded for his research from the NSF, U.S. Navy, power utilities and industry. Supported by an NSF grant, he developed algorithms to determine optimal system design configurations considering reliability estimation uncertainty and risk-aversion. Working under a grant from a power utility, Prof. Coit and his students developed reliability importance metrics and optimal transformer replacement policies for that industry. He also previously worked for more than ten years at IIT Research Institute (IITRI), Rome, NY (now called Alion Science and Technology) where he designed and implemented reliability programs, developed reliability prediction models and conducted reliability analyses.