Invited Luncheon Talk

Tuesday, September 30, 2013
11:30am – 1:00pm Dr. Brian A Weiss
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Prognostics and Health Management for Smart Manufacturing Systems

Abstract: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has enhanced its focus on smart manufacturing technologies with strong support from the U.S. Government. With the intent of increasing American innovation and competitiveness across the global landscape, NIST’s smart manufacturing programs include an effort focused on enhancing industry’s ability to develop and implement Prognostic and Health Management (PHM) technologies within small, medium, and large organizations. Today’s lunchtime talk will discuss NIST’s new smart manufacturing efforts, highlight the existing efforts of its PHM project, and introduce ways in which the PHM community can collaborate with NIST.

Speaker Bio: Brian A. Weiss has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2000), Professional Masters in Engineering (2003), and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2012) from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA. He is currently the Associate Program Manager of the Smart Manufacturing Operations Planning and Control program and the Project Leader of the Prognostics and Health Management for Smart Manufacturing Systems project within the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Prior to his leadership roles in the SMOPAC program and the PHM4SMS project, he spent 15 years conducting performance assessments across numerous military and first response technologies including autonomous unmanned ground vehicles; tactical applications operating on Android™ devices; advanced soldier sensor technologies; free-form, two-way, speech-to-speech translation devices for tactical use; urban search and rescue robots; and bomb disposal robots. His efforts have earned him numerous awards including a GCN for IT Excellence (2014), Department of Commerce Gold Medal (2013), Colleague’s Choice Award (2013), Silver Medal (2011), Bronze Medals (2004 & 2008), and the Jacob Rabinow Applied Research Award (2006).