Albert J. Wavering is Chief of the Intelligent Systems Division (ISD) of the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). ISD develops measurement science solutions – including measurement technologies, standards, performance metrics, test methods, and tools – for intelligent systems to help its manufacturing industry and government customers drive innovation and enhance their competitiveness and mission effectiveness. ISD products and services enable technology advancement in manufacturing, emergency response, national and homeland defense, and transportation domains. Wavering joined NIST in 1985 as a mechanical engineer after obtaining an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1983.
Wavering is a co-chair of the coordinating group for High Confidence Software and Systems within the US interagency Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program. He is a recipient of the Department of Commerce Gold Medal and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Philip R. Marsilius Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. He is a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and a graduate of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows program.