Professor, Computer Science
As a specialist in data semantics for engineering applications, Dr. Hardwick has supervised ten Ph.D. students and numerous masters students. Dr. Hardwick joined RPI in 1989 as an Assistant Professor and has risen through the ranks to be a tenured Full Professor with more than 60 referred papers. Currently he is Acting Head of the department. He has won several NSF grants, was a principle investigator for the DARPA Initiative in Concurrent Engineering project, the National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocols (NIIIP) project and the NIST ATP Model Driven Intelligent Control of Manufacturing project. Software written by Dr. Hardwick is included in the libraries of many Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing systems where it is used to read and write data defined by the ISO 10303 STEP standards. He received his bachelors and doctorate degrees from Bristol University in the UK.
BSc. - Bristol University, UK, June 1978 Ph.D. - Bristol University, UK, June 1982
- CAD/CAM/CNC Databases
- Data sharing for engineering applications
- M. Hardwick and D. Loffredo, “Challenges and Choices in the Specification and Implementation of the STEP-NC AP-238 Standard”, ACM/ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol.7, No.3, September 2007.
- M. Hardwick and D. Loffredo, “STEP-NC AP-238 Deployment”, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 19, No.6, September 2006.
- M. Hardwick, “On STEP-NC and the Complexities of Product Data Integration”, ACM/ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Vol.4, No.1, March 2004.
- M. Hardwick, D. Spooner, T. Rando P. Denno and K. Morris, “Lessons Learned Developing Protocols for the Industrial Virtual Enterprise,” CAD Journal, January 2000.
- M. Hardwick, D. Spooner, T. Rando and K. Morris, “Data Protocols for the Industrial Virtual Enterprise,” IEEE Internet Computing, Vol. 1, No. 1, January/February, 1997.
- M. Hardwick, D. Spooner, T. Rando and K. Morris, “Sharing Manufacturing Information between Heterogeneous Corporations,” Communications of the ACM, Vol. 39, No. 2, February, 1996.
- M. Hardwick and D. Spooner, "Comparison of Data Models for CAD Objects," Computer Graphics and Applications, editor L. Hatfield, IEEE Computer Society Press, March 1987, pp. 56-66.
- M. Hardwick, "Why ROSE is Fast: Five Optimizations in the Design of an Experimental Database System for CAD/CAM Applications", Proceeding of the SIGMOD'87 International Conference, ACM Press, 1987.