SCS Fellows


The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred by the Board of Directors upon a member with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any modeling and simulation field of interest. The accomplishments that are being honored shall have contributed importance to the advancement or application of modeling and simulation, bringing the realization of significant value to society. The Fellow Applicant shall hold Senior Member grade at the time the nomination is submitted and shall have been a member in good standing in any grade for five years preceding January 1 of the year of elevation. The year of elevation to the grade of Fellow is the year following approval by the Board of Directors conferring the grade of Fellow. Members elevated to the Fellow grade may use the title immediately following approval by the Board of Directors. All those elevated will receive a certificate and pin.

SCS Fellows

1992 Jordan Chou

1992 Roy Crosbie

1992 Per A. Holst

1992 Ralph C. Huntsinger

1992 Eugene Kerckhoffs

1992 Naim A. Kheir

1992 Carl W. Malstrom

1992 Norbert E. Pobanz

1995 Granino Korn

1995 Charles M. Shub

1995 Monte Ung

1998 Paul Fishwick

1999 Mitch Sisle

2001 Mohammad Obaidat

2004 Francois Cellier

2006 Bernie Zeigler

2008 Tag Gon Kim

2015 John A. Hamilton

2016 Gabriel Wainer

2016 Tuncer Oren

2016 Andreas Tolk

2017 Jerzy Rozenblit

2018 Lin Zhang

2019 Levent Yilmaz

2020 Richard Fujimoto

2021 Adelinde M. Uhrmacher

2021 Charles M. Macal

Process and Requirements

Eligible candidates who are senior members and hold a professional membership should complete the Fellow Nomination Form Application that is supported by (3) current SCS members and/or professional references.

The Board of Directors set the maximum number of Fellow nominations that can be elevated the following year. This number will not exceed one percent (1%) of the SCS membership. This is done to preserve the high threshold of accomplishment required for SCS Fellow status over the long term.

The Fellow Applicant’s contributions that raise him/her significantly above the norm shall be examined. In all cases, the contributions are based on technical achievement. The individual’s contributions can take as many forms as there are nominees.

The contributions can take the form of a new and significant piece of theoretical and/or experimental work leading to an important advancement in the state of the art. Fellow Applicants may make significant technical contributions in the design and evolution into manufacturing of products or systems – or to the use, operation or application of such products or systems. The contributions shall be based on the realization to society, as judged by the SCS Fellow Committee, considering innovativeness, originality, creativity, meeting market needs, regional as well as global impact on the profession or society at large, or advances in quality, reliability, cost effectiveness or manufacturability.

The Fellow Applicant’s contributions can also be exemplified through technical leadership of a managerial, team or company-wide effort that led to an important benefit to society, to technical innovation, to the advancement of a device, idea or system leading to development, application and/or production. The technical innovation, risk involved, performance improvement, economic results or other advantages must be perceived by the SCS Fellow Committee as above the norm.

As an Educator, the Fellow Applicant’s contributions can encompass the development of a new curriculum or courses that are innovative or unique. An accepted and widely used pioneering text is also a significant useful contribution. The contributions, again, are to be judged on the basis of uniqueness, innovation, wide acceptance, etc.

The technical accomplishments of a Fellow Applicant can also take the form of technical publications as evidenced by refereed papers in archival journals, edited or authored books, papers in technical reports or other publications.

The technical contributions may also be in the form of patents, standards or other documentation describing the development or application of products, systems, facilities, services or software.

Evidence is the author’s technical presentation in the form of keynote presentations, papers summarized in conference digests, documented invited papers, developed courses and textbooks. Where the Fellow Applicant’s contribution is improved product or system design, which may have been held confidential by his employer, the technical accomplishment can be documented by using internal technical reports identifying the nominee’s role in the development.

The Fellow Applicant’s contributions can also consist of the development, manufacture or application of products, systems, facilities and services. Where a candidate makes his contribution as part of a team, his specific contribution as identified in the nomination, and verified by in-house Fellow references, constitutes suitable evidence. The evidence can be in the form of survey articles, review papers, company reports, published specifications, instruction manuals, application information, competitive analyses, government publications, market trend studies, etc.

Finally, the Fellow Applicant must be an active member of SCS clearly known to the Board and SCS membership by his or her service to the community and professional contribution.

Submitting An Application

If you would like to be considered to become a Fellow, for this recognition please review the information in this document and follow the steps noted here. All of the required information should be submitted as a complete Fellow application packet. This packet may be submitted by using the forms below or by submitting the packet by email to, Attn: SCS Immediate Past President. In the email please note that this is a Fellow application packet.

If you think someone is qualified to be a Fellow, please encourage them to apply.

A complete Fellow application packet must include:

  • A Fellows Application Form
  • Nomination Support Forms (to be completed by the applicant’s 3 current SCS members/professional references).

A newly recognized Fellow can expect to receive the following in the coming months:

  • A Fellow lapel pin.
  • Plaque (to be presented to the newly recognized Fellow at an upcoming conference).
  • Formal induction ceremony to be determined.
  • Recognition as an SCS Fellow on the SCS website.

SCS Distinguished Lectureship Program


The SCS Distinguished Lectureship Program was started as an offering of quality speakers serving the area of Simulation and SCS Student Chapters. The goal of offering SCS speakers at Simulation events is to further exposure of SCS to other organizations, promote SCS membership and promote the exchange of Simulation information. Each year SCS updates its Distinguished Lecturers. If you have any suggestions or comments about our program, please send them to, with the subject line “Distinguished Lecturers” Or mail information to The Society for Modeling and Simulation (SCS) at 11315 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 139, San Diego, CA 92127, Office (858)277-3888, Fax number (858)277-3930.

Policy and Procedure


The Distinguished Lectureship program caters to professional Simulation Events and SCS Student Chapters. The following information provides an outline of general policies and procedures.

  1. General

Each Fiscal year beginning July 31 the list of Distinguished Lecturers is updated and new Lecturers can be added and previous Lecturers can be removed. If someone is interested in being an SCS Lecturer they will need to submit a Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form for review by the President-Elect and the Executive Director.

  1. Visit Requests

A Student Chapter or anyone can request to have one of SCS Distinguished Lecturers speak at their event with a maximum of one visit per calendar year. Approvals must be obtained in advance from SCS.

  1. Approval in Advance Required

All Distinguished Lecturer visits must be approved in advance by President Elect and the Executive Director. Local expenses are paid by the student chapter or the organization requesting the speaker. Arrangements made by speakers, chapters, and/or others outside of SCS policies and procedures are not the responsibility of SCS, and these engagements will not be reimbursed.

  1. Reimbursement for Travel

Currently, SCS does not provide support; it is the traveler’s responsibility. However, some tips for travel are, speakers should purchase economy class round-trip tickets, and schedule travel during cost-saving days whenever possible, to not incur high travel expenses. Speakers should also be conscientious of not exceeding local expenses as agreed to with the host chapter.


“Traveling Costs” are defined as reasonable expenses incurred traveling from the speaker’s home or office until arrival at the host event, and departure from the host chapter’s city until arrival at the speaker’s home or office (normal coach class airfare, bus fare, and train fare, parking at home airport, mileage or nominal gas to and from the speaker’s home airport). The use of advance purchased tickets is encouraged whenever practical and agreed upon by the speaker and the host chapter. These expenses are to be submitted by the host organization for reimbursement.

“Local Expenses” are defined as reasonable expenses incurred after arriving in the host event’s city (hotel, meals, rental car or bus from the airport to the hotel or meeting location, etc.). These expenses are to be submitted by the speaker to the host chapter for reimbursement, and should be agreed upon by the speaker and the host chapter in advance.


The procedures to request the services of a Distinguished Lecturer are as follows. An organization or student chapter should consider speakers from the current list of speakers on the SCS website.

If interested in a speaker they can be contacted directly to set up a tentative date for the visit. Both organization or student chapter and speaker should provide each other with estimates for travel and local expenses.

After setting a tentative date with the speaker, a Program Speaker Request Form which is found on the SCS website should be submitted as early as possible, but at least 8 weeks before the scheduled visit. Request can be made via email.

Once request are made and approved by the SCS President-Elect, an SCS staff member will inform the organization of approval/disapproval, with a copy to the speaker. Approval of trips will be based on the availability and fair distribution of funds. Student Chapters requesting will be given priority as to promote the growth of SCS Student Chapters.

The requesting group should provide the speaker with details of presentation site, expected attendance, and other arrangements. The speaker should provide the requesting organization with travel arrangements and presentation needs (audiovisual, helpers, materials, etc.).

During the presentation, the requesting organization should keep a record of information to be submitted on the Follow-up Form of the topic, total attendance, and notes on technical content, oral, and overall presentation.

After a visit, the requesting organization or student chapter should fill out the Follow-up Form, and send it to the SCS office as soon as possible, but no later than one month after the visit.

The speaker should invoice local expenses directly to the organization or student chapter, and submit travel expenses WITHIN 60 DAYS OF VISIT DATE.


Speakers are selected by the Distinguished Lecturer Committee which is run by the SCS President Elect. If a person is interested in becoming a Distinguished Lecturer, they should submit a Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form, found on the SCS website. The Committee may appoint members to its Committee as deemed necessary to carry out the selection process. At times, the selection committee may only have the SCS President Elect as a member and seek support approval of the SCS Excom. Nominations for new speakers are formally solicited by the SCS President Elect each year, but are accepted any time throughout the year, by completing the Nomination Form. The selection of speakers is in accordance with the following guidelines:

Speakers are recognized authorities in their respective fields as indicated by the following criteria with respect to their chosen topics: 1) a record of public speaking at conferences or technical meetings, 2) articles in technical or trade journals, and 3) books published.

Speakers offer topics of interest to the general Simulation Community as determined by the following criteria: 1) topics represented in publications, trade journals, and books; and 2) reader/member interest surveys.

Speakers’ schedules permit them to respond positively to requesting organizations.

Speakers must have the support of their employer to participate.

Speakers are invited to contribute their time and talent for a period of up to three years. An ex-speaker may be re-nominated after being out of the program for a period of at least two years. A speaker may exit the program during the three years for personal reasons or may be terminated at the discretion of the SCS President Elect with the concurrence of the Distinguished Lecturer Committee.

Speakers must be active members of SCS at the professional level.

Recommendations for new speakers, as well as suggestions for desired topics, are welcome at any time.

Please submit to the Distinguished Lectureship Program the Distinguished Lectureship Request Form along with the nominee’s biographical information and two or three abstracts of proposed topics. Nominations should be sent by e-mail to with the subject Distinguished Lectureship.

After a Distinguished Lecturer has completed an engagement, SCS would like all requesting organizations complete a Program Speaker Request Form and submit it online to, to help us further improve the program.