Dr. Michael E. Sharp is a Reliability Engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) located in Gaithersburg, MD. He received a B.S (2007), M.S. (2009), and Ph.D. (2012) in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. His research interests include signal analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, optimization, and natural language processing. Michael has worked on a wide array of projects including image processing for elemental material recognition, navel reliability monitoring, and manufacturing robotics diagnostic monitoring. He currently works as a project lead on Industrial Artificial Intelligence Management and Metrology (IAIMM) at NIST in the Communications Technology Laboratory.