Brian A. Weiss is a mechanical engineer and project leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His current research efforts are focused on developing the necessary measurement science to verify and validate emerging monitoring, diagnostic and prognostic technologies and strategies for smart manufacturing to enable manufacturers to respond to planned and un-planned performance changes. He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering, a professional master's in engineering, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. His hobbies include martial arts and golf.