Dr. Paul Scarponcini


IT Professional, Littleton, CO, 80127, USA

Dr. Scarponcini has over 30 years experience in applying computer technologies to the engineering and geosciences industries following five years of civil engineering practice. At GDS Corporation (AKA Convergent group, EDS, McDonnell Douglas Automation) and Bentley Systems, he has gained broad experience in a variety of areas, including project and product manager, modeling, applied research, training, marketing, business development, technical sales support, and international software standards development. Throughout all of these, his focused objective has been to create computer solutions that enable a life cycle approach to engineered facilities, integrating planning, design, construction, and maintenance and operation.

Accomplishments include the ISO 19148 Linear referencing standard, major contributions to the SQL/MM Spatial, OGC and TC204 GDF transportation standards, technical lead on NCHRP 20-64 TransXML, and development of the CADD/RDBMS system for the design of the $6B wastewater treatment plant to clean up Boston Harbor.

Dr. Scarponcini has authored numerous papers on the application of computer technologies to engineering and geosciences, including Generalized Model for Linear Referencing in the TRB Transportation Research Record, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering and GeoInformatica, “An Inferencing Language for Automated Spatial Reasoning about Graphic Entities,” in Advances in Spatial Databases and “Standardization and modeling of transportation infrastructure semantics; experience from GDF, TransXML, OPAL, and Framework” in Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures towards the spatial semantic web. He has made numerous presentations at TRB , GIS-T, ACM, AASHTO, HEEP, ASCE, SSD, AAAI, AM/FM, URISA, GIS/LIS, AGI, DMinUCE, and to Bentley, Oracle and GDS user groups.

Dr Scarponcini holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University (1973), an M.S. in Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University (1981), an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Rolla (1988), a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Rolla (1992) and a Culinary Diploma from the Italian Culinary Academy (ICA) NY / ALMA Italy (2011). His PhD Dissertation, “An Inferencing Language System for Automated Graphic Reasoning,” and Daphne prototype integrate artificial intelligence with graphics and database technologies to enable automated spatial reasoning about CAD drawings and GIS maps.

He was elected Vespucci Fellow in 2009, having participated in three Summer Institute programs with emphasis on semantics and spatial data infrastructures (2006, 2007, 2009).