Bill Hardgrave

Bill Hardgrave
Director, RFID Research Center, University of Arkansas

Bill Hardgrave is the founder and director of the RFID Research Center at the University of Arkansas, a facility created in June 2005 to perform research in three primary areas: technology deployment, data analytics and business cases for deploying RFID. Hardgrave has worked extensively on a variety of RFID projects with companies from the retail, manufacturing, transportation and information industries. He has also served as executive director of the Information Technology Research Institute at the university's Sam M. Walton College of Business in Fayetteville, where the new facility is located. Hardgrave's current RFID research focus includes the technology's influence on out-of-stocks and RFID-enabled efficiency gains for supply-chain processes; data analytics (filtering based on business rules); and technology deployment, including read rates and testing.