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PREFACE

Most of the chapters presented in this dissertation are the extensions of the following

journal and conference papers, which are published, accepted or submitted during my PhD studies:

Journal Papers

1. Taghipour S, Banjevic D and Jardine A K S (2011). Reliability Analysis of Maintenance Data

for Complex Medical Devices. Quality and Reliability Engineering International 27(1): 71-

84. This paper won the Best Student Paper Award 2010 of the American College of

Clinical Engineering (ACCE). [Used in Chapter 4]

2. Taghipour S, Banjevic D and Jardine A K S (2010). Periodic Inspection Optimization Model

for a Complex Repairable System. Reliability Engineering and System Safety 95(9): 944-952.

[Used in Chapter 5]

3. Taghipour S, Banjevic D and Jardine A K S (2010). Prioritization of Medical Equipment for

Maintenance Decisions. Journal of Operational Research Society. (published online at

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dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2010.106). This paper received the 3rd place at the Best Student

Paper Award 2011 of the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE). [Used in

Chapter 3]

4. Taghipour S and Banjevic D (2011). Periodic Inspection Optimization Models for a Repairable

System Subject to Hidden Failures. IEEE Transactions on Reliability. 60(1): 275285. [Used in

Chapter 5]

5. Taghipour S and Banjevic D (2011). Trend Analysis of the Power Law Process Using

Expectation-Maximization Algorithm for Data Censored by Inspection Intervals. Reliability

Engineering and System Safety (accepted in April 2011). [Used in Chapter 4]

6. Taghipour S and Banjevic D (2010). Optimum Inspection Interval for a System Under Periodic

and Opportunistic Inspections. IIE Transactions (submitted in December 2010). [Used in

Chapter 5]

7. Taghipour S and Banjevic D (2011). Maximum likelihood estimation from interval censored

recurrent event data. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis (submitted in March 2011).

[Used in Chapter 4]

8. Taghipour S and Banjevic D (2011). Optimal inspection of a complex system subject to

periodic and opportunistic inspections and preventive replacemenets. European Journal of

Operational Research (submitted in March 2011). [Used in Chapter 5]

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Papers Published in the Conference Proceedings

9. Taghipour S, Banjevic D and Jardine A K S (2008). Risk-based Inspection and Maintenance

for Medical Equipment. Proceedings of the 2008 International Industrial Engineering

Research Conference. 104-109. [Used in Chapter 3]

10. Taghipour S, Banjevic D, and Jardine A K S (2010). An Inspection Optimization Model for a

System subject to Hidden Failures. Proceedings of the 2010 ICOMS Asset Management

Conference. [Used in Chapter 5]

11. Taghipour S and Banjevic D (2011). Trend Analysis of the Power Law Process with

Censored Data. Proceedings of the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium 2011.

[Used in Chapter 4]

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