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A Global Effort to Digitize Metrology

Have you heard of the digital quality infrastructure? The Digital SI? Digital calibration certificates (DCCs)? Cubyt? NCSLI's measurement information infrastructure (MII) initiative? These and other globally scattered initiatives will all help upgrade our industry from Metrology 2.5 to Metrology 4.0 by automating our remaining manual systems via networked digital measurement data. Laboratories have long since automated many of their test and measurement processes, but the global quality infrastructure remains mired in paper and PDF documents that a) require subject-matter experts to generate, interpret and use; and b) omit information that would have value if automatically generated, exchanged and put to use.
 
Mark Kuster
Mark Kuster holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He consults with 29 years of metrology experience. He chairs the NCSLI Metrology Practices and MII-Automation Committees, writes the Metrologist "Toward a Measurement Information Infrastructure Column", and serves as Managing Editor for NCSLI Measure: The Journal of Measurement Science.

Blair Hall, PhD
Blair works at the Measurement Standards Laboratory of New Zealand where he leads a project in data metrology. Until recently, he was responsible for New Zealand’s radio and microwave frequency measurement standards and was particularly interested in problems relating to measurement uncertainty in that field. He pioneered the use of algorithmic uncertainty propagation in support of metrological traceability and was first to apply that method to microwave measurements. He also developed the GUM Tree Calculator (GTC), a Python package for processing data with measurement uncertainty. Blair holds a doctorate in experimental physics from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and has worked at the Swiss national metrology institute (METAS) and Massey University, New Zealand, where he lectured in physics and electronics.
Dr. Daniel Hutzschenreuter
Dr. Daniel Hutzschenreuter deals with the digital transformation of metrological applications and services. His technical focus is on the development of communication standards for metrological data based on the International System of Units (SI) as well as a fully automated online certification of evaluation software for measuring instruments at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig, Germany. He gained a broad technical background in applied mathematics, mechanical engineering and computer science by studying applied mathematics at the Technical University of Dresden. The following years are characterized by intensive activity in the field of coordinate metrology. During this time, he also wrote his doctoral thesis on the validation of evaluation software in multi-coordinate metrology at the Technical University in Braunschweig. In 2019 he has become convener of a group of technical experts under the CIPM Task Group on the “Digital-SI” and is committed to helping to progress the SI into the digital world." 
Collin Delker, PhD
Is a Senior Member of the Technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, working in the Primary Standards Laboratory. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, with an emphasis in microelectronics and nanotechnology, from Purdue University. Collin specializes in developing techniques for the calibration of microwave frequency devices in addition to providing software solutions for uncertainty analysis.
Dr. Eichstaedt Sascha
Dr. Sascha Eichstädt is the working group leader of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) group "Coordination Digitalization" of the presidential staff. He received his Diploma in Mathematics in 2008 at the HU Berlin, and his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 2012 at the TU Berlin. From 2008 to 2017 he joined the group “Mathematical modelling and data analysis” at PTB. His main research areas are signal processing and sensor networks.
Mike Brown
Mr. Brown is the Software Metrologist and Cubyt Product Owner for Fluke Calibration in Everett Washington. His previous roles include Technical Manager of the Fluke Park Laboratory and Everett Primary Electrical Laboratory, Everett Service Center Technical Manager and Lead Metrologist for infrared radiation thermometry and thermal imaging metrology.
Mr. Brown has over 25 years’ experience in calibration and metrology. Prior to joining Fluke in 2007, Mr. Brown served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps.