Dr. Jay Lee is Ohio Eminent Scholar, L.W. Scott Alter Chair, and Univ. Distinguished Professor, and founding director of National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) on Intelligent Maintenance Systems (www.imscenter.net) in partnership with over 100 global company members. IMS was selected as the most economically impactful I/UCRC in the NSF Economic Impact Study Report in 2012. He is also the Founding Director of Industrial AI Center (www.iaicenter.com). He mentored his students and developed a number of start-up companies including Predictronics through NSF iCorp in 2013.
He was on leave from UC to serve as Vice Chairman and Board Member for Foxconn Technology Group (ranked 26th in Global Fortune 500) during 2019-2021 to lead the development of Foxconn Wisconsin Science Park (~$1B investment) in Mt. Pleasant, WI (www.foxconnwiofficial.com). In addition, he advised Foxconn business units to successfully receive five WEF Lighthouse Factory Awards since 2019.
He is a member of Global Future Council on Advanced Manufacturing and Production of the World Economics Council (WEF), a member of Board of Governors of the Manufacturing Executive Leadership Council of National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Board of Trustees of MTConnect, as well as a senior advisor to McKinsey. Previously, he served as Director for Product Development and Manufacturing at United Technologies Research Center (now Raytheon Technologies Research Center) as well as Program Director for a number of programs at NSF.
He was selected as 30 Visionaries in Smart Manufacturing in by SME in Jan. 2016 and 20 most influential professors in Smart Manufacturing in June 2020. His new book on Industrial AI was published by Springer in 2020. He also received 2022 SME Eli Whitney Productivity Award and 2022 SME/NMRAC S.M> Wu Research Implementation Award.