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Hedberg, Thomas

Hedberg, Thomas

Research Engineer
Associate Director for Education Programs
The Institute for Systems Research
A.V. Williams Bldg., Rm. 2123

Dr. Hedberg conducts Systems research in the areas of product design, manufacturing, and lifecycle engineering using information modeling, knowledge engineering, ontologies, system integration, and advanced optimization techniques.

Dr. Hedberg joined the University of Maryland (UMD) from the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At NIST, Dr. Hedberg was the Program Manager of the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) program and the Co-Leader of the Smart Manufacturing Systems Test Bed, which earned him the Department of Commerce Gold Medal in 2019. Dr. Hedberg has a strong interest in the areas of model-based enterprise, smart manufacturing, product-lifecycle management (PLM), data/information flows across supply chains, and long-term data archival and retrieval (LOTAR). Dr. Hedberg is the Chair of the ASME MBE Standards Committee, a member of the ASME Y14.37, Y14.41, and 14.47 standard committees, and a past member of ISO TC184/SC4/WGs 11, 12, 15, 21 and the ISO TC184/SC4 Quality Committee.

Dr. Hedberg earned a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, a M.Eng. in Engineering Management with a concentration on Systems Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Hedberg is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the States of Arizona and Maryland.

  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Digital Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Model-based methods for science and engineering
  • Model-based Systems Engineering
  • Product-Lifecycle Management

Hedberg Jr, T. D., Krima, S., & Camelio, J. A. (2016). Embedding X.509 Digital Certificates in Three-Dimensional Models for Authentication, Authorization, and Traceability of Product Data. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 17(1), 011008. doi:10.1115/1.4034131

Hedberg Jr, T. D., Barnard Feeney, A., Helu, M. M., & Camelio, J. A. (2017). Towards a Lifecycle Information Framework and Technology in Manufacturing. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 17(2), 021010. doi:10.1115/1.4034132

Hedberg Jr, T. D., Hartman, N. W., Rosche, P., & Fischer, K. (2017). Identified Research Directions for Using Manufacturing Knowledge Earlier in the Product Life Cycle. International Journal of Production Research, 55(3), 819-827. doi:10.1080/00207543.2016.1213453

Hedberg Jr, T. D., Krima, S., & Camelio, J. A. (2019) Method for Enabling a Root of Trust in Support of Product-Data Certification and Traceability. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 19(4), 041003. doi:10.1115/1.4042839

Hedberg Jr, T. D., Bajaj, M., & Camelio, J.A. (2020) Using Graphs to Link Data Across the Product Lifecycle for Enabling Smart Manufacturing Digital Threads. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 20(1), 011011. doi:10.1115/1.4044921