Member in the News: Craig Schlenoff selected to receive an IEEE Standards Association Award

On the recommendation of the IEEE Standards Association’s (IEEE-SA) Awards and Recognition Committee (ArCom) and the approval of the association's Board of Governors, we are pleased to announce that Craig Schlenoff has been selected recipient of the IEEE-SA Standards Medallion “For significant contributions to IEEE Standards through by serving as the Associate Vice President of Standardization in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Chairing the Core Ontologies or Robotics Standards Group, and serving at the Vice-Chair of the Robot Task Representation Standards Group.”

The IEEE-SA Standards Medallion is awarded for major contributions to the development of standards. Further information about the award, including a list of past recipients, may be found at:

The award will be presented on 8 November 2019 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A. 


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Dr. Craig Schlenoff is the Group Leader of the Cognition and Collaboration Systems Group, the Associate Program Manager of the Robotic Systems for Smart Manufacturing Program, and the Project Leader of the Agility Performance of Robotic Systems project in the Intelligent Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His research interests include knowledge representation/ontologies, intention recognition, and performance evaluation of autonomous systems and industrial robotics. He has led multiple million-dollar projects addressing performance evaluation of advanced military technologies and agility performance of manufacturing robotic systems. He has published over 150 journal and conference papers, guest edited three journals, guest edited three books, and written four book chapters. He is currently the Associate Vice President for Standardization for the Industrial Activities Board in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and the co-chair of the IEEE Robot Task Representation Working Group, was previously the chair of the IEEE Ontology for Robotics and Automation Working Group and has served as the Program Manager for the Process Engineering Program at NIST and the Director of Ontologies at VerticalNet. He also teaches two courses at the University of Maryland, College Park: “Calculus” and “Building a Manufacturing Robot Software System.” He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, his Master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his PhD from the University of Burgundy (France).

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