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William Z. Bernstein

Mechanical Engineer

Dr. William Z. Bernstein is a Mechanical Engineer in the Systems Integration Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He manages a project on Product Lifecycle Data Exploration and Visualization as part of the Model-Based Enterprise Program. Currently, Dr. Bernstein is developing a new visualization laboratory at NIST to support research into smart manufacturing systems with particular emphasis on deriving actionable knowledge from manufacturing data. He contributes to standards focused on the integration of manufacturing and design knowledge to connect the "digital thread" between these two areas.

Dr. Bernstein's current research interests include Smart Manufacturing, Digital Enterprise, Sustainable Design, Data-driven Manufacturing, Product Lifecycle Management, Visual Analytics, and Information Visualization. 

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Awards

Young Engineer Award, ASME CIE Division, 2019

DFMLC Scholar Award, ASME DFMLC Technical Committee, 2014

Best Paper Award, “ShapeSift: Suggesting Sustainable Options in Design Reuse from Part Repositories,” ASME IDETC DFMLC, 2013

Publications

Integrated Operations Management for Distributed Manufacturing

Author(s)
Timothy A. Sprock, Michael E. Sharp, William Z. Bernstein, Michael P. Brundage, Moneer M. Helu, Thomas D. Hedberg
In traditional manufacturing operations management systems, the four pillars of ISA-95 (production, quality, maintenance, inventory) are each implemented as

Towards Operational Use of Unit Manufacturing Process Models

Author(s)
Amogh Kulkarni, William Z. Bernstein, David Lechevalier, Daniel Balasubramanian, Gabor Karsai, Peter O. Denno
Unit Manufacturing Processes (UMP) are models that capture succinct definitions of individual manufacturing steps in a manufacturing system. They are used to
Created June 18, 2019, Updated August 29, 2019