With the involvement of artificial intelligence (AI) into many of the devices we use and the places we travel, how does standardization play a role? This diverse panel will take a closer look at the standardization of AI as it relates to their current work in their respective fields.
Software and Systems Division, ITL
Peter Bajcsy received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1997 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1994 from the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN). He worked for machine vision, government contracting, and research and educational institutions before joining the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2011. At NIST, he has been leading a project focusing on the application of computational science in biological metrology, and specifically stem cell characterization at very large scales. Peter’s area of research is large-scale image-based analyses and syntheses using mathematical, statistical and machine learning computational models while leveraging computer science foundations for image processing, machine learning, computer vision, and pattern recognition. He has co-authored 38 journal papers, 11 books or book chapters, and close to 100 conference papers.
Director of Product and Business Development
IEEE Standards Association
Norman Shaw is the Director of Product and Business Development with the IEEE Standards Association. Prior to joining the IEEE, Norman worked in the wireless/telecommunications industry for over 20 years and held positions at every level within the Engineering/Product Development disciplines; from Staff Engineer to Chief Technical Officer (CTO).
Norman’s experience spans all sizes and types of organizations, from leadership within AT&T Wireless to Senior Management within Silicon Valley start-up companies. He was engaged with the 3GPP for ten years and served as Rapporteur for new technology Study Items (SI), Work Items (WI) and actual changes in 3G and 4G wireless standards. Norman holds a BSEE and MSEE from the University of South Florida and has completed all his PhD course work in Semiconductor Physics at the University of Pittsburgh.
iON Compliance group, UL LLC
Mike Arnold is the Head of Program Management for iON Compliance, UL’s big data, cloud-based platform. He oversees customer delivery, professional services, application requirements, and business processes. He serves as the integration point for customer needs and iON’s technology. Mike has 10 years of experience in regulated industries across environmental, medical, and consumer products. Most recently, prior to joining UL, he was responsible for establishing Direct Import compliance programs globally for Amazon and assisting vendors with global expansion and market access.
Heather Benko is senior manager in the Accreditation Services Department at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Her work includes the Secretariat of the recently established International Organization for Standardization (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1 Subcommittee 42 on Artificial Intelligence, as well as administration of the ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the ISO Technical Committee (TC) 229, Nanotechnologies, and secretariat services for the ISO/TC 229 Working Group (WG) on Health, Safety, and Environment. In addition, Ms. Benko provides staff support to the ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel (ANSI-NSP).
JTC 1/SC 42, established in November 2017, is a systems integration committee that serves as the focus and proponent for JTC 1's standardization program on Artificial Intelligence. This subcommittee will provide guidance to JTC 1, IEC, and ISO committees developing Artificial Intelligence applications.
ISO/TC 229 is an international committee working to develop standards that support the nanotechnology industry, specifically in the areas of terminology, nomenclature, measurement, instrumentation, and health, safety, and the environment. The ANSI-accredited U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 229 formulates positions and proposals on behalf of the United States in response to ISO standardization activities. It also provides the delegates and experts who represent the United States at meetings of the respective ISO technical committees, subcommittees, and working groups.
ANSI-NSP serves as the cross-sector coordinating body for facilitating the development of standards in the area of nanotechnology, including terminology and nomenclature; materials properties; and testing, measurement, and characterization procedures.
Ms. Benko joined the ANSI staff in 2003. She received her BA degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and her MTS degree from the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
ANSI is a not-for-profit membership organization that brings together organizations from both the private and public sectors dedicated to furthering U.S. and international voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessments. ANSI accredits national standards developing organizations and approves American National Standards. It is the sole U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), via the U.S. National Committee.