John A. "Drew" Hamilton Jr.

SCS Distinguished Lecturer

John A. "Drew" Hamilton Jr.
Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Auburn University,
Auburn, Al 36849, USA.



John A. "Drew" Hamilton Jr., Ph.D., is an associate professor of computer science and software engineering at Auburn University and director of Auburn University's Information Assurance Laboratory. Prior to his retirement from the U.S. Army, he served as the first director of the Joint Forces Program Office, on the electrical engineering and computer science faculty of the U.S. Military Academy, as well as chief of the Ada Joint Program Office. He has a B.A. in journalism from Texas Tech University, an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in computer science from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Texas A&M University. Dr. Hamilton is currently the Senior Vice-President of the Society for Modeling and Simulation (SCS), International and the Secretary-Treasurer of the ACM Special Interest Group in Simulation (SIGSIM).

Lecture Topics

What if a Simulation is too good?

The need for simulation software vulnerability assessment is being driven by three major trends: Increased use of modeling and simulation for training and operational planning; increased emphasis on coalition warfare and interoperability and finally increased awareness of the potential security risks inherent in sharing operationally useful software. This presentation will describe in an unclassified manner the process developed by the Missile Defense Agency and Auburn University to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in shared simulation software.