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1 Department of Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Engineering Batten College of Engineering & Technology Old Dominion University MSVE OVERVIEW Fall 2013 Rick McKenzie, PhD Professor and Chair

2 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview MSVE Department Profile Department Description Department Office –1300 ECSB, Norfolk Campus –Phone: 757-683-3720 –www.eng.odu.edu/msvewww.eng.odu.edu/msve Contact Information –Rick McKenzie, Chair –Yuzhong Shen, GPD –Jim Leathrum, CDA –Trey Mayo, Academic Advisor Resources –10 Faculty, 12 Adjuncts, 2 Joint –3 Staff –Offices & Laboratories, ECSB –Partnership with VMASC Degree Programs Undergraduate –BS – Modeling and Simulation Engineering –Minor – Modeling & Simulation Graduate –MS/ME – Modeling & Simulation –D Eng – Modeling & Simulation –PhD – Modeling & Simulation –Certificate – Modeling & Simulation

3 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview MSVE Faculty Research Areas Michel Audette, Assistant Professor o PhD Biomedical Engineering – McGill University o Medical M&S, Surgical Simulation Jim Leathrum, Associate Professor & CDA o PhD ECE – Duke University o Simulation Architectures, Distributed Simulation Rick McKenzie, Professor & Chair o PhD ECE – University of Central Florida o Medical M&S, Standardized Patients Roland Mielke, University Professor o PhD ECE – University of Wisconsin-Madison o System Theory, M&S Education, M&S Applications ManWo Ng, Assistant Professor o PhD CE Transportation, University of Texas-Austin o Transportation Network Modeling, Optimization Ahmed Noor, Professor & Eminent Scholar o PhD ME – University of Illinois o Advanced Learning & Training Environments Yuzhong Shen, Associate Professor & GPD o PhD ECE – University of Delaware o Visualization for M&S, Serious Games John Sokolowski, Associate Professor o PhD M&S – Old Dominion University o VMASC Executive Director o Computational Human Behavior Modeling Bharat Madan o Network & Cyber Security Masha Sosonkina o Large-Scale Continuous Simulation

4 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview MSVE Affiliated Personnel Adjunct Faculty –Catherine Berry, PhD – VMASC –Andrew Collins, PhD – VMASC –Don Combs, PhD – EVMS –Saikou Diallo, PhD – VMASC –Rafael Diaz, PhD – VMASC –Barry Ezell, PhD – VMASC –Johnny Garcia, PhD – SimIS –Jose Padilla, PhD – VMASC –Yiannis Papelis, PhD – VMASC –Mike Robinson, PhD – VMASC –Eric Weisel, PhD – Gen. Dynamics –Xunlei Wu, PhD – SAS Institute Joint (Secondary) Appointment –Rao Chaganty, PhD – Math –Duc Nguyen, PhD – CEE MSVE Staff –Trey Mayo – Academic Services –Danielle Achterfeld – Office Manager –Jayne Massey – Admin. Assistant MSVE Advisory Board –Mr. John Dannon, Lockheed Martin –Mr. Jack Ezzell, ZelTech –Mr. Dwight Farmer, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission –Dr. Amy Henninger, Center for Army Analysis –Mr. Rob Lisle, HII Newport News Ship –Dr. Tom Mastaglio, Mymic –Mr. Jack McGinn, TREC –Dr. Roger Smith, Florida Hospital –Dr. John Sokolowski, VMASC –Mr. David Woolwine, Sentara Healthcare

5 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview MSVE Course Sequence

6 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview Program Educational Objectives The PEOs describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first few years after graduation. The MSVE BS in M&SE program seeks to prepare graduates who, after the first few years of their professional careers, have: –Established themselves as practicing professionals in modeling and simulation engineering or a related area or engaged in graduate study; –Demonstrated their ability to work successfully as members of a professional team and to function effectively as responsible professionals; and, –Demonstrated their ability to adapt to changing situations, evolving technologies, and new career challenges.

7 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview M&S Master’s Degree Curriculum M&S Masters Core MSIM ELE: Advanced Modeling Course (select list) MSIM ELE: Advanced Simulation Course (select list) MSIM 741: Principles of Visualization MSIM 551: Analysis for M&S or MSIM 751: Advanced Analysis for M&S Leveling (non-M&S BS) MSIM 602: Introduction to Modeling and Simulation MSIM 603: Simulation Design MSIM 510: Model Engineering MSIM 541: Visualization for Modeling and Simulation Option MS Degree: Thesis Option ME Degree: Additional 2 Courses

8 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview Graduate Curriculum Chart

9 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview MSVE Enrollment Graduates in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) BS in M&S 4 MS in M&S 48 ME in M&S 93 PhD in M&S 20 Current “actively” enrolled Fall 2013 Undergrad –ID 26 –BS M&SE 46 Graduate ~ 120

10 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview Recruiting Activities (1/3) We need to do our part but, –We’re not marketing professionals nor have significant budget. –Must limit resources to known quantities yielding targeted contacts. Continue our efforts in local and national venues. Step up efforts in advertising our On-Line ME in M&S Leverage University’s interest in promoting niche programs for gaining recognition for the potentially new college of continuing education.

11 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview Recruiting Activities (2/3) Targeted Nationwide Emailing Campaigns –Contact Lists for High School Students Registering an Interest in Simulation Promotion with Local High Schools –Career Days –Class Visitations and Demonstrations –Summer Camps (Computer Games, Robotics) Promotion with Local Community Colleges –Support of AS Degree Programs –Regular Visits to Recruiting/Transfer Sessions Promotion within ODU –Host Engineering Early Advantage Program (EEAP) –Teach 20+ Sections of ENGN 110 Each Year –Participate in University/College/Department Recruiting Activities –Lab demonstrations at Engineering Open House, First Fridays, etc. Conference Activities –Booth participation at MODSIM World and I/ITSEC –Participate with STEM Activities –Flyer Distribution at Several Major M&S Conferences

12 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview Recruitment Activities (3/3) Ocean Lakes HS Math and Science Academy Program Lecture (Dec. 3) I/ITSEC STEM Pavilion – Orlando (Dec. 2-5) Society of Women Engineers (SWE) (Oct. 24-26) Greenbrier Intermediate STEM Night (Oct. 17) Governor’s STEM Academy at Grassfield High School (Oct. 15) Science Saturday at the Carrollton Library (Oct. 12) Peninsula Higher Education Center Open House (Oct. 3) Heritage High School Governor's STEM Academy Advisory Board (Sept. 26)

13 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview Upcoming Milestones MSVE Advisory Board Meeting –Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 @ 2PM ODU M&S Capstone Conference (http://www.vmasc.odu.edu/capstone2014.html)http://www.vmasc.odu.edu/capstone2014.html –April 17, 2014 –Cyber Security theme -- Need to identify Speaker –Student Chairperson -- John Shull Graduate Program Assessment Undergraduate Program ABET Assessment

14 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview Donor Activities Scholarships –MODSIM World Conference Community College -- $1,250 BS/MS -- $3,500 –VMASC Industry Association MSVE Undergraduate Scholarship 2014 ENGN 110 -- $5,000 (Awarded to Melissa Periman) –VMASC Advisory Board Textbooks for core class(es) Cyber Security –Endowment of 100k (20k/year for 5 years) Annual Capital Campaign –MSVE Account #241327

15 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview VMASC IA Scholarship The Gene Newman Scholarship for a EFD Student Choosing M&SE Major –Recipient -- Melissa Periman I saw all the wonderful and exciting things that modeling and simulation can do and I instantly fell in love. MSVE is practical and applicable to common life problems. This is one of the reasons I decided to major in it. It can be applied to every form of engineering as well as non-engineering fields. It allows us to see what would happen if we were to create something a certain way, apply stress to one area, or any number of other countless scenarios. I see MSVE as the new up-and-coming field of engineering. It is highly regarded already and is a necessity in many areas. I chose MSVE not only for its practicality but also because I find it exciting. I have never felt as much passion for something … –Other 2 applicants just as strong Jarrod Cartwright Michelle Graham –Applicants from EEAP and ENGN 110 Both taught this summer by Dr. Jim Leathrum.

16 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview VMASC IA Other Support Textbook Donation Program –Simulation with Arena –Students notified –Excellent publicity for VMASC IA and our department. M&S Reference Materials –Less visibility to undergraduate students –More visibility to graduate students –Target subscriptions not available in Perry Library

17 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview VMASC IA Relationship –Fund additional undergraduate applicants –Establish sustainable scholarships Combine annual scholarship with annual endowment support –Establish student research activity / lab accessible to all VMASC IA members –Internships and jobs then feedback on our graduates –Acknowledge / comment upon of our Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

18 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview End Presentation Department Contact Mr. Trey Mayo Academic Advisor Phone: 757-683-3720 Email: rmayo@odu.edu Office: ECSB – Norfolk Campusrmayo@odu.edu

19 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview M&S Research Research Capabilities Fundamental M&S Science and Technology Medicine & Health Care Transportation Systems Military & Homeland Security Education & Training Decision Support Logistics & Supply Chain Serious Gaming Research Partnership Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) Student Research Undergraduate Research Experience Student Internships & Coops Capstone Design Course Graduate Student Assistantships Graduate Student Fellowships Thesis and Dissertation Research

20 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview M&S Workforce Development Associate of Science Degree TCC; TNCC Associate of Science Degree TCC; TNCC Bachelor’s Degree ODU Bachelor’s Degree ODU Master’s Degrees ODU Master’s Degrees ODU Doctoral Degrees ODU Doctoral Degrees ODU High School Diploma Public School Systems High School Diploma Public School Systems Technician Maintenance, Support Technologist Implementation, Operations Engineer Design, Analysis Scientist Research, Development Partners in Providing World-Class M&S Education for Hampton Roads and the Commonwealth Old Dominion University Virginia Community Colleges Public School Systems Commonwealth Of Virginia

21 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview M&S Body of Knowledge Related Disciplines - computer science and engineering, mathematics and statistics, human factors psychology, project management, systems engineering, … Modeling Simulation Analysis Visualization Applications Experimentation Engineering Science Analysis Experience Education Training Gaming Domains M&S Fundamentals Medicine & Health Care Transportation Military Homeland Security Training Decision Support Logistics M&S Methodologies - modeling methods, distributed simulation, interoperability and composability, multi-resolution and multi-scale simulation, advanced statistical techniques, verification & validation, … Focus on learning how to use various system modeling paradigms and strategies for state model updates. Understanding and decision-making is enhanced through proper visualization and analysis of system performance and output.

22 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview M&SE Advantage Broad Approach to Engineering –Applicable to all engineering and science disciplines –Engineering is about problem-solving and M&S engineering is about finding and understanding a range of solutions to provide the basis to choose. High Demand for M&SE Professionals –M&S jobs are available in many US and international locations –Only ODU offers a BS degree in M&SE Starting Point for Other Professional Careers –Strong curriculum stressing development of problem solving skills –Excellent preparation for careers in medicine, law, business, and education Excellent Preparation for Innovation –Engineering provides skills required to design new solutions to societal problems –M&SE provides the tools required for innovation – modeling, simulation, visualization, analysis, communication across technical boundaries

23 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview M&S Master’s Degree Program Target Audience –Students having undergraduate degrees in science or engineering, or others meeting the program prerequisites –Program designed to produce highly skilled users of M&S Prerequisites (Undergraduate Course Preparation) –Calculus I and Calculus II –Probability and Statistics –Introductory Programming (C++) Delivery –Master of Engineering Degree – 30 credits/10 courses; non-thesis program –Available through live, televised, or online courses –Same course content, instructor, requirements, grading –Weekly discussion section Live & Televised - real-time student/instructor interaction Online – Course Capture

24 Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringDepartment Overview M&S at Old Dominion University M&S Academics and Research Span the University Mielke, R., Leathrum, J., and McKenzie, F., “A Model for University-Level Education in Modeling and Simulation”, M&S Journal, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 14-23, December 2011.


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