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