CCAM Welcomes Data Analytics Fellow

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The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is pleased to welcome Afroditi V. Filippas, Ph.D. as the Data Analytics CCAM Fellow effective June 6, 2019. She will support and guide the development of CCAM’s projects related to signal processing and nonlinear statistical analysis techniques to ensure CCAM meets the goals of its members.

Dr. Filippas earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras Greece, her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications in Athens, Greece before she became a Research Engineer for Ansoft Corporation. Recenlty Dr. Filippas has served as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and as a Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) .

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Filippas as a new member of our growing team of researchers. With her expertise and leadership, CCAM will deliver remarkable capability to its current and future members,” says CCAM’s President & CEO, William T. Powers.

Data analytics plays a key role in the refinement of advanced manufacturing technology as it establishes high-quality, environmentally and fiscally responsible solutions to the manufacturing, design, and distribution of products to end users.

“I believe that universities can bring a fundamental science perspective to CCAM R&D activities in such a way as to enhance the ability of industry to investigate novel ideas while maintaining its core focus on applied research,” says Dr. Afroditi (Vennie) Filippas. “I hope to serve as a conduit for the Virginia Data Analytics university and CCAM community to develop an environment where students, university and industry researchers work together to advance the vision of environmentally and fiscally responsible quality manufacturing practices.”

The CCAM industry, government, and academia consortium members include: Aerojet Rocketdyne; Airbus; Arconic; Chromalloy; Kyocera SGS Precision Tools; Newport News Shipbuilding; Oerlikon Metco; Rolls-Royce; Sandvik Coromant; Siemens; Amsted Rail; Blaser Swisslube; Canon Virginia Inc.; EOS; GF Machining Solutions; Hermle Machine Co.; Mitutoyo; Paradigm Precision; RTI International Metals, Inc.; ABB Robotics; Buehler; CGTech; Cool Clean Technologies; Cummins; Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence; Hurco; Mechdyne; National Instruments; Spatial Integrated Systems (SIS); GENEDGE; NASA Langley Research Center; National Center for Manufacturing Sciences; Old Dominion University; University of Virginia; Virginia Commonwealth University; Virginia State University; and, Virginia Tech.

CCAM’s mission is to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. CCAM provides a resourceful and IP friendly collaborative environment to create solutions for complex advanced manufacturing challenges.  CCAM is the center of an ecosystem where academia, government, and industry partner together to create real economic value. CCAM plays an active role in the development of the most talented manufacturing workforce providing a substantial and diverse educational pathway. CCAM is located in a state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Virginia. For more information, visit:


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