Robert K Abercrombie

Robert K Abercrombie



  • 2016 - Elected to the grade of Senior Member, ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) 
  • 2014-2009 - The University of Memphis NSA/DHS Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) Advisory Board, Academic Years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • 2011 - UT-Battelle, LLC (ORNL) Significant Event Award in Recognition and Significant Contribution to the “Design and Implementation of the Virtual Computing Environment for Scientific Experimentation”
  • 2009 - UT-Battelle, LLC (ORNL) 2009 Key Contributor Award
  • 2008 - Southeast Region Federal Laboratory Consortium Technology Transfer Award for "Automated In-Motion Vehicle Evaluation Environment (AIMVEE)" Honorable Mention
  • 2008 - UT-Battelle, LLC (ORNL) Awards Night, Excellence in Technology Transfer of "Automated In-Motion Vehicle Evaluation Environment (AIMVEE) and Weigh-In-Motion (WIM)"
  • 2006 - Elected to the grade of Senior Member, IEEE and IEEE Computer Society
  • 2004, 2005 - UT-Battelle, LLC (ORNL) Significant Event Award for "Outstanding and Successful Leadership of ORNL Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Program"
  • 1995, 1993, 1992 - Recognized as “Super Manager” in DOE WFO Program
  • 1992 - MMES, Inc. Awards Night Operations and Support Team Award
  • 1991 - MMES, Inc. Supplemental Incentive Compensation Significant Event Award for "Technical Leadership of the U.S. Army's Modernization and Automation of Overseas In-Theater Transportation Systems"
  • 1986 - MMES, Inc. Supplemental Incentive Compensation Significant Event Award for "Development of Electonric Generation, Approval, and Distribution of Inspection Procedures 
  • 1984 - U.S. DOE Award of Excellence for "Significant Contribution for Statistical Quality Control of Part Machining"


  • R. K. Abercrombie, B. G. Schlicher, and F. T. Sheldon, “Scientometric Methods for Identifying Emerging Technologies,” U.S. Patent 9,177,249, November 3, 2015
  • R. K. Abercrombie, F. T. Sheldon, and E. M. Ferragut, “Cyberspace Security System,” U.S. Patent 8,762,188, June 24, 2014
  • R. K. Abercrombie and L. M. Hively, "Method for Forewarning of Critical Condition Changes in Monitoring Civil Structures," U.S. Patent 8,410,952, April 2, 2013
  • R. K. Abercrombie, G. D. Richardson, and M. B. Scudiere, “Weigh-In-Motion Scale with Foot Alignment Features," U.S. Patent 8,389,878, March 5, 2013
  • R. K. Abercrombie, G. D. Richardson, M. B. Scudiere, and F. T. Sheldon, "Portable Weighing System with Alignment Features," U.S. Patent 8,304,670, November 6, 2012
  • L. M. Hively and R. K. Abercrombie, “Method and System for Reducing Errors in Vehicle Weighing Systems,” U.S. Patent 7,783,450, August 24, 2010
  • R. K. Abercrombie and B. G. Schlicher, "Method and System for Determining a Volume of an Object from Two-Dimensional Images,” U.S. Patent 7,773,773, August 10, 2010
  • D. L. Beshears, S. G. Batsell, R. K. Abercrombie, M. B. Scudiere, and C. P. White, “System and Method for Identifying, Validating, and Characterizing Moving or Stationary Vehicles   and Cargo,” U.S. Patent 7,305,324, December 4, 2007

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