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.
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