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Tom Kramer

Currently, Tom Kramer works on metrology interoperability, STEP-NC, and
Mobility Open Architecture Simulation and Tools (MOAST).

Tom is the builder of:

Tom's burning interest is in getting computers to program themselves.

He has been active since 1996 in helping develop the Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard and active since 1989 in helping develop STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data).

Tom is the author or co-author of several dozen publications.
He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Mathematical Society.



Guest Researcher
Intelligent Systems Division
Knowledge Systems Group

Employment History:

Summer 1961 and 1962, IBM, computer programmer (IBM 1401)
1965-1967, U.S. Peace Corps, volunteer (secondary school teacher in Ghana)

1969-1971, Duke U., instructor (sophomore level calculus)

1971-1975, National Research Council, executive director, Division of Mathematical Sciences

1975-1984, Committee on Sci. & Tech., U.S. House of Reps, subcommittee staff director

1984-present, Catholic U. of America, research associate and guest researcher at NIST


Swarthmore College, B.A. 1965, physics (high honors)
Duke U., M.A. 1968, mathematics
Duke U., Ph.D. 1971, mathematics


Phone: 301-975-3518
Email: thomas.kramer@nist.gov
Fax: 301-990-9688