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
Currently, Tom Kramer works on metrology interoperability, STEP-NC, and
Mobility Open Architecture Simulation and Tools (MOAST).
Tom is the builder of:
- the NIST DMIS Test Suite
- the ISO-14649-toolkit (http://code.google.com/p/iso-14649-toolkit),
- the Feature-Based Manufacturing and Control System
- the NIST RS274/NGC interpreter (http://code.google.com/p/rs274ngc)
- search routines, map-making modules, and a path planning module for MOAST (http://sourceforge.net/projects/moast)
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.