Dr. Rüdiger Kessel

Dr. Rüdiger Kessel is the the founder and managing director of Metrodata GmbH and the developer of the application packages GUM Workbench, GUMCAD and the Open Monte Carlo Engine (OMCE).

Dr. Kessel worked as a scientist at the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), at the National Istitute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and at the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB).

Dr. Kessel holds a degree as Doctor of Science from the University of Antwerps (UA), Belgium.

Teaching and Education Activities

Scientific Committees

Selected Publications

[01]Rüdiger Kessel, Michael Berglund, Philip Taylor and Roger Wellum: How to treat correlation in the uncertainty budget when combining results from different measurements, AMCTM V 2000, Page 232, Published on: P.Ciarlini, M.G.Cox, E.Filipe, F.PAVESE and D.Richter (eds.): "Advanced Mathematical Tools in Metrology, vol. 5", Series on Advances in Mathematics for Applied Sciences vol. 57, World Scientific, Singapore, 2001.
[02]Paul De Bièvre, Staf Valkiers, Rüdiger Kessel, Philip D. P. Taylor, Peter Becker, H. Bettin, Anna Peuto, Savino Pettorruso, K. Fujii, A. Waseda, M. Tanaka, R. D. Deslattes, H. S. Peiser, and M. J. Kenny: A Reassessment of the Molar Volume of Silicon and of the Avogadro Constant, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT, VOL. 50, NO. 2, APRIL 2001 593.
[03]Solveig Linko, Ulf Örnemark, Rüdiger Kessel, Philip D.P. Taylor:Evaluation of Uncertainty of Measurement in Routine Clinical Chemistry - Applications to Determination of the Substance Concentration of Calcium and Glucose in Serum, Clinical Chemical Laboratory Medicine, Walter de Gruyter, ISSN: 434-6621, Volume: 40, 04/2002 Page: 391 - 398.
[04]Henrik Ramebäck, Michael Berglund, Rüdiger Kessel and Roger Wellum: Modelling isotope fractionation in thermal ionisation mass spectrometry filaments having diffusion controlled emission, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, Volume 216, Issue 2, 1 May 2002, Pages 203-208.
[05]Kenichi Fujii, Atsushi Waseda, Naoki Kuramoto, Shigeki Mizushima, Mitsuru Tanaka, Staf Valkiers, Philip Taylor, Rüdiger Kessel, and Paul De Bièvre: Evaluation of the Molar Volume of Silicon Crystals for a Determination of the Avogadro Constant, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT, VOL. 52, NO. 2, APRIL 2003.
[06]I. Papadakis, R. Kessel, L. Van Nevel, J. Norgaard, Y. Aregbe, M. De Smet, P. Smeyers, Philip D. P. Taylor: SI-traceable certification of the IMEP-12 water sample combining contributions from different reference laboratories, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Volume 9, Numbers 11-12 October 2004, ISSN: 0949-1775, Page 704-710.
[07]Rüdiger Kessel, Raghu Kacker, Michael Berglund: Coefficient of contribution to the combined standard uncertainty, Metrologia 43, August 2006, Page 189-195.
[08]Stefan Heidenblut, Rüdiger Kessel, Klaus-Dieter Sommer, Albert Weckenmann: Ein Modellbildungskonzept für die praxisgerechte Bestimmung der Messunsicherheit, tm Technisches Messen, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, ISSN: 171-8096, Volume: 74, 10/2007.
[09]Raghu Kacker, Klaus-Dieter Sommer, Rüdiger Kessel: Evolution of modern approaches to express uncertainty in measurement, Metrologia, Vol. 44, No. 6. (December 2007), 513.
[10]Rüdiger Kessel, Michael Berglund, Roger Wellum: Application of consistency checking to evaluation of uncertainty in multiple replicate measurements, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, DOI 10.1007/s00769-008-0382-x, 2008.
[11]Roger Wellum, Andre Verbruggen, Rüdiger Kessel: A new evaluation of the half-life of Pu, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., DOI:10.1039/B819584F, 2009.
[12]Raghu Kacker, Rüdiger Kessel, Klaus-Dieter Sommer: Assessing differences between results determined according to the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement, NIST Journal of Research, 2010.
[13]Rüdiger Kessel: Open Monte Carlo Engine User Manual, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) 7739, 2010.
[14]Raghu Kacker, Rüdiger Kessel, Klaus-Dieter Sommer: Uncertainty Budgeting for Range Calibration, Measurement Systems and Process Improvement (MSPI) 2010.
[15]Raju Datla, Rüdiger Kessel, Allan Smith, Raghu Kacker, D. B. Pollock: Uncertainty Analysis of Remote Sensing Optical Sensor Data Guiding Principles to Achieve Metrological Consistency, International Journal of Remote Sensing, pp. 867 - 880, 2010.
[16]Rüdiger Kessel and Tim Hewison, "Common Reference Channels for Metrological Comparability," Global Space-based Inter-Calibration Systems Quarterly 4 (2010), pp. 1-2.
[17]Russell Johnson, Karl Irikura, Raghu Kacker, Rüdiger Kessel: Scaling Factors and Uncertainties for ab Initio Anharmonic Vibrational Frequencies, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 2009.
[18]Rüdiger Kessel: Coalescing GSICS Correction Coefficients, GSICS Quarterly, 2009
[19]Rüdiger Kessel, Raghu Kacker: A Test of Linearity Using Covering Arrays for Evaluating Uncertainty in Measurement, Advanced Mathematical and Computational Tools in Metrology AMCTM VIII, World Scientific, 2009.
[20]Raghu Kacker, Alistair Forbes, Rüdiger Kessel, Klaus-Dieter Sommer: Bayesian Posterior Predictive p-value of Statistical Consistency in Interlaboratory Evaluations, Metrologia 45, pp. 512 - 523, 2008.
[21]Raghu Kacker, Alistair Forbes, Rüdiger Kessel, Klaus-Dieter Sommer: Classical and Bayesian Interpretation of the Birge Test of Consistency and Its Generalized Version in Interlaboratory Evaluations, Metrologia 45, pp. 257 - 264, 2008.
[22]Björn Johansson, Raghu Kacker, Rüdiger Kessel, Charles McLean, Ram Sriram: Utilizing Combinatorial Testing on Discrete Event Simulation Models for Sustainable Manufacturing, Proceedings of the 14th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, 2009.
[23]Karl Irikura, Russell Johnson, Raghu Kacker, Rüdiger Kessel: Uncertainties in Scaling Factors for ab Initio Vibrational Zero-Point Energies, Journal of Chemical Physics 130, 2009 .
[24]Rüdiger Kessel, Raghu Kacker: Correlation in Uncertainty of Measurement - A Discussion of State of the Art Techniques, XIX IMEKO World Congress 2009.
[25]Rüdiger Kessel, Raghu Kacker: Improved adaptive procedure to determine the necessary number of Monte Carlo trials to achieve the required numerical tolerance, AMCTM IX 2011.
[26]Rüdiger Kessel, Raghu Kacker: Rapid monte Carlo Simulations using Parallel computing and a client-Server model, AMCTM IX 2011.
[27]Rüdiger Kessel, Raghu Kacker: Combining Results From Multiple Evaluations of the Same Measurand, J. Res. Natl. Inst. Stand. Technol. 116, 809-820 (2011) .
[28]Rüdiger Kessel, Raghu Kacker, Klaus-Dieter Sommer: Uncertainty budgeting for range calibration, Measurement 45 (2012) 1661 - 1669, Elsevier.
[29]Rüdiger Kessel, Klaus-Dieter Sommer: Uncertainty Evaluation for Quality Tracking in Natural Gas Grids, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Measurement 2013
[30]Mark Campanelli, Raghu Kacker and Rudiger Kessel: Variance gradients and uncertainty budgets for nonlinear measurement functions with independent inputs, Meas. Sci. Technol. 24 (2013) 025002 (16pp) doi:10.1088/0957-0233/24/2/025002

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