Dr. Weiss is currently focused on the development and implementation of performance metrics and test methods to quantify technical performance and assess end-user utility of emergent intelligent systems through various stages of maturity. His current projects include assessments of applications running on hand-held devices to support tactical operations and the development of verification and validation tests to assess the performance of manufacturing technologies. Additionally, he has previously worked in assessing the performance of soldier-worn sensor systems; two-way, free form, spoken language translation devices; developing metrics and test methods for both bomb disposal and urban search and rescue robots. He has also contributed to ground-breaking efforts in testing and evaluating unmanned ground vehicles for the military. He is one of the principle creators of the System, Component, and Operationally-Relevant Evaluation (SCORE) framework which he has applied to several of his prior efforts. From 2007 to 2012, Dr. Weiss collaborated with the University of Maryland to develop Multi-Relationship Evaluation Design (MRED) as the focus of his PhD research. MRED is an interactive test plan blueprint generator that will allow evaluation designers to speed the pace of the test-plan development process. MRED collects multiple inputs from various sources and automatically outputs evaluation blueprints that specify key test-plan characteristics.
Dr. Weiss has been honored with numerous awards during his tenure at NIST including:
Intelligent Systems Division
Machine Systems Group
Mechanical Engineer at NIST January 2002 – Present
Graduate Student at University of Maryland - College Park January 2001 – December 2001
Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2000.
Master of Engineering, University of Maryland, 2003.
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2012