March 25 - 29, 2007
Spring Simulation Multiconference 2007 (SpringSim'07)
Monday March 26, 8:30 - 10:00
The research and development of computer models, simulations and games has evolved over the past several decades into an industry and academic discipline that are critical to the Nation's continued leadership in mathematics, science and engineering. Dr. McGinnis will discuss the current state of computer modeling, simulations and games (MS&G), the economic impact of the industry in the Hampton Roads region, and future challenges and growth areas for MS&G research and development.
Bio. of Dr. McGinnis
Mike McGinnis joined Old Dominion University on 10 June 2006 as the Executive
Director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC). Prior
to assuming this position Brigadier General (Ret) McGinnis served for seven
years as Professor and Department Head of the Systems Engineering Department,
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
Doctor McGinnis is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and has Masters of Science degrees in Applied Mathematics and Operations Research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Systems and Industrial Engineering. He attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where he earned a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Mike’s professional and scholarly body of work includes three national awards and over 40 published and peer-reviewed papers published during 17 years of working in the fields of systems engineering and operations research domains. Reflecting his contributions to military operations research, Mike has been a regular member of U.S. delegations to foreign nations as part of the Deputy Undersecretary of the Army for Operations. Doctor McGinnis has been honored with the 1995 Military Operations Research Society Rist Prize, the 2004 Military Operations Research Society Barchi Prize, and the ‘best paper’ for the 2005 Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC) Research and Development Track. He was inducted into Who’s Who in Engineering Education in 2005.
Sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, California 92177
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