Hoang Pham

Distinguished Professor

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Office:CORE Building, Room 216
Office Hours: By appointment
Website: Hoang Pham

Hoang Pham is a Distinguished Professor and former Chairman (2007-2013) of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rutgers University. He is also a co-founding member and an Associate Director of the Rutgers Center for Information Assurance. Before joining Rutgers, he was a Senior Engineering Specialist with the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory and Boeing Company, Seattle. His research areas include reliability modeling and prediction, software reliability, and statistical inference. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering and editor of Springer Series in Reliability Engineering and has been conference chair and program chair of over 40 international conferences and workshops. Dr. Pham is the author or coauthor of 7 books and has published over 200 journal articles and edited 20 books including Springer Handbook in Engineering Statistics and Handbook in Reliability Engineering. He has delivered over 40 invited keynote and plenary speeches at many international conferences and institutions. His numerous awards include the 2009 IEEE Reliability Society Engineer of the Year Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, AAIA, and IISE.


Ph.D., 1989, State University of New York at Buffalo


  • IEEE Reliability Society Engineer of the Year Award (2009)
  • IEEE Fellow Award (2005)
  • IIE Fellow Award (2011)

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers

Research Interests

Reliability engineering, software reliability, statistical inferences, fault-tolerant computing

Selected Publications

  1. H. Pham, "A New Software Reliability Model with Vtub-Shaped Fault-Detection Rate and the Uncertainty of Operating Environments", Optimization,  vol. 63, no. 10, 2014
  2. M. Park and H. Pham, "A New Warranty Policy With Failure Times and Warranty Servicing Times," IEEE Trans. on Reliability, vol. 61, no. 3, September 2012
  3. Yaping Wang and H. Pham, "Modeling the Dependent Competing Risks with Multiple Degradation Processes and Random Shock using Time-varying Copulas", IEEE Trans. on Reliability, vol. 61, no.1, March 2012
  4. P. K. Kapur, H. Pham, A. Gupta and P. C. Jha, Software Reliability Assessment with OR Applications, Springer, June 2011
  5. M. Manzini, Alberto Regattieri, Hoang Pham, and Emilio Ferrari, Maintenance for Industrial Systems, Springer, 2010
  6. H. Pham, System Software Reliability, Springer, 2006
  7. Hongzhou Wang and H. Pham, Reliability and Optimal Maintenance, Springer, 2006
  8. H. Pham, Software Reliability, Springer-Verlag, 2000
  9. H. Pham (editor), Springer Handbook of Engineering Statistics, Springer, 2006
  10. H. Pham (editor), Handbook of Reliability Engineering, Springer, 2003