Schlenoff, Craig

Background Info 
Craig Schlenoff is the Group Leader of the Cognition and Collaboration Systems Group, Acting Group Leader of the Sensing and Perception System Group, the Associate Program Manager of the Robotic Systems for Smart Manufacturing Program, and the Project Leader of the Agility Performance of Robotic Systems project in the Intelligent Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His research interests include knowledge representation/ontologies, intention recognition, improving the agility and manufacturing robotic systems, and performance evaluation of autonomous systems and industrial robotics. He has led multiple million-dollar projects, dealing with performance evaluation of advanced military technologies and agility performance of manufacturing robotic systems. He has published over 150 journal and conference papers, guest edited three journals, and written two book chapters. He is currently the chair of the IEEE Ontology for Robotics and Automation Working Group and previously served as the program manager for the Process Engineering Program at NIST and the Director of Ontologies at VerticalNet. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, his Master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his PhD from the University of Burgundy (France).
Université de Dijon (France), 2014, Ph.D. Computer Science with High Honors
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. (New York), 1995, M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude
University of Maryland, College Park, 1993, B.S. Mechanical Engineering
NIST Bronze Medal for development of an international standard and supporting messaging language to enable enhanced robot agility in manufacturing applications. 2017.
IEEE Emerging Technology Award for the IEEE Core Ontologies for Robotics and Automation Standard (December 2015)
NIST Gold Medal Award for developing innovative techniques to secure and measure the performance of smartphones and applications. January 2014
NIST Silver Medal Award for developing innovative techniques to measure the performance of automated speech translation systems leading to confident U.S. military fielding. September 2011
NIST Bronze Medal Award for developing and administering a groundbreaking performance evaluation framework for characterizing complex intelligent systems, September 2008
NIST Colleague’s Choice Award for exemplary leadership and championship of the NIST mission in the management of independent evaluation for the DARPA ASSIST and TRANSTAC programs, December 2007
Professional Affiliations:
IEEE Senior Member, March 2009
Chair, IEEE Ontologies for Robotics and Automation Standards Working Group (October 2011 – present)