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1 MSVE OVERVIEW Rick McKenzie, PhD Department of Modeling, Simulation & Visualization EngineeringBatten College of Engineering & TechnologyOld Dominion UniversityMSVE OVERVIEWFall 2013Rick McKenzie, PhDProfessor and Chair
3 MSVE Faculty Research Areas Michel Audette, Assistant ProfessorPhD Biomedical Engineering – McGill UniversityMedical M&S, Surgical SimulationJim Leathrum, Associate Professor & CDAPhD ECE – Duke UniversitySimulation Architectures, Distributed SimulationRick McKenzie, Professor & ChairPhD ECE – University of Central FloridaMedical M&S, Standardized PatientsRoland Mielke, University ProfessorPhD ECE – University of Wisconsin-MadisonSystem Theory, M&S Education, M&S ApplicationsManWo Ng, Assistant ProfessorPhD CE Transportation, University of Texas-AustinTransportation Network Modeling, OptimizationAhmed Noor, Professor & Eminent ScholarPhD ME – University of IllinoisAdvanced Learning & Training EnvironmentsYuzhong Shen, Associate Professor & GPDPhD ECE – University of DelawareVisualization for M&S, Serious GamesJohn Sokolowski, Associate ProfessorPhD M&S – Old Dominion UniversityVMASC Executive DirectorComputational Human Behavior ModelingBharat MadanNetwork & Cyber SecurityMasha SosonkinaLarge-Scale Continuous Simulation
4 MSVE Affiliated Personnel MSVE StaffTrey Mayo – Academic ServicesDanielle Achterfeld – Office ManagerJayne Massey – Admin. AssistantMSVE Advisory BoardMr. John Dannon, Lockheed MartinMr. Jack Ezzell, ZelTechMr. Dwight Farmer, Hampton RoadsPlanning District CommissionDr. Amy Henninger, Center for ArmyAnalysisMr. Rob Lisle, HII Newport News ShipDr. Tom Mastaglio, MymicMr. Jack McGinn, TRECDr. Roger Smith, Florida HospitalDr. John Sokolowski, VMASCMr. David Woolwine, Sentara HealthcareAdjunct FacultyCatherine Berry, PhD – VMASCAndrew Collins, PhD – VMASCDon Combs, PhD – EVMSSaikou Diallo, PhD – VMASCRafael Diaz, PhD – VMASCBarry Ezell, PhD – VMASCJohnny Garcia, PhD – SimISJose Padilla, PhD – VMASCYiannis Papelis, PhD – VMASCMike Robinson, PhD – VMASCEric Weisel, PhD – Gen. DynamicsXunlei Wu, PhD – SAS InstituteJoint (Secondary) AppointmentRao Chaganty, PhD – MathDuc Nguyen, PhD – CEE
6 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 M&S Master’s Degree Curriculum Leveling (non-M&S BS)MSIM 602: Introduction to Modeling and Simulation MSIM 603: Simulation DesignMSIM 510: Model EngineeringMSIM 541: Visualization for Modeling and SimulationM&S Masters CoreMSIM ELE: Advanced Modeling Course (select list)MSIM ELE: Advanced Simulation Course (select list)MSIM 741: Principles of VisualizationMSIM 551: Analysis for M&Sor MSIM 751: Advanced Analysis for M&SOptionMS Degree: Thesis OptionME Degree: Additional 2 Courses
9 MSVE Enrollment Graduates in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) BS in M&SMS in M&SME in M&SPhD in M&SCurrent “actively” enrolled Fall 2013UndergradIDBS M&SEGraduate ~ 120
10 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&SLeverage University’s interest in promoting niche programs for gaining recognition for the potentially new college of continuing education.
11 Recruiting Activities (2/3) Targeted Nationwide ing CampaignsContact Lists for High School Students Registering an Interest in SimulationPromotion with Local High SchoolsCareer DaysClass Visitations and DemonstrationsSummer Camps (Computer Games, Robotics)Promotion with Local Community CollegesSupport of AS Degree ProgramsRegular Visits to Recruiting/Transfer SessionsPromotion within ODUHost Engineering Early Advantage Program (EEAP)Teach 20+ Sections of ENGN 110 Each YearParticipate in University/College/Department Recruiting ActivitiesLab demonstrations at Engineering Open House, First Fridays, etc.Conference ActivitiesBooth participation at MODSIM World and I/ITSECParticipate with STEM ActivitiesFlyer Distribution at Several Major M&S Conferences
12 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 )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 CenterOpen House (Oct. 3)Heritage High SchoolGovernor's STEM AcademyAdvisory Board (Sept. 26)
13 MSVE Advisory Board Meeting Upcoming MilestonesMSVE Advisory Board MeetingWednesday, Nov. 20, 2PMODU M&S Capstone Conference (http://www.vmasc.odu.edu/capstone2014.html)April 17, 2014Cyber Security theme -- Need to identify SpeakerStudent Chairperson -- John ShullGraduate Program AssessmentUndergraduate Program ABET Assessment
14 Donor Activities Scholarships Cyber Security Annual Capital Campaign MODSIM World ConferenceCommunity College -- $1,250BS/MS -- $3,500VMASC Industry Association MSVE Undergraduate Scholarship 2014ENGN $5,000 (Awarded to Melissa Periman)VMASC Advisory BoardTextbooks for core class(es)Cyber SecurityEndowment of 100k (20k/year for 5 years)Annual Capital CampaignMSVE Account #241327
15 VMASC IA Scholarship Recipient -- Melissa Periman The Gene Newman Scholarship for a EFD Student Choosing M&SE MajorRecipient -- Melissa PerimanI 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 strongJarrod CartwrightMichelle GrahamApplicants from EEAP and ENGN 110Both taught this summer by Dr. Jim Leathrum.
16 Textbook Donation Program VMASC IA Other SupportTextbook Donation ProgramSimulation with ArenaStudents notifiedExcellent publicity for VMASC IA and our department.M&S Reference MaterialsLess visibility to undergraduate studentsMore visibility to graduate studentsTarget subscriptions not available in Perry Library
17 Fund additional undergraduate applicants VMASC IA RelationshipFund additional undergraduate applicantsEstablish sustainable scholarshipsCombine annual scholarship with annual endowment supportEstablish student research activity / lab accessible to all VMASC IA membersInternships and jobs then feedback on our graduatesAcknowledge / comment upon of ourProgram Educational Objectives (PEOs)
18 End Presentation Department Contact Mr End Presentation Department Contact Mr. Trey Mayo Academic Advisor Phone: Office: ECSB – Norfolk Campus
19 Research Capabilities M&S ResearchResearch CapabilitiesResearch PartnershipVirginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC)Student ResearchUndergraduate Research ExperienceStudent Internships & CoopsCapstone Design CourseGraduate Student AssistantshipsGraduate Student FellowshipsThesis and Dissertation ResearchFundamental M&S Science and TechnologyMedicine & Health CareTransportation SystemsMilitary & Homeland SecurityEducation & TrainingDecision SupportLogistics & Supply ChainSerious Gaming
20 M&S Workforce Development Partners in Providing World-Class M&S Education for Hampton Roadsand the CommonwealthCommonwealthOf VirginiaDoctoral DegreesODUScientistResearch, DevelopmentOld DominionUniversityMaster’s DegreesODUVirginiaCommunityCollegesEngineerDesign, AnalysisBachelor’s DegreeODUPublicSchoolSystemsTechnologistImplementation, OperationsBy 2010, M&S will be nearly a $1B enterprise in Hampton Roads. A primary driver of this enterprise is the US Joint Forces Command and the many contractors needed to support their training and experimentation activities. Also important are the presence of two federal laboratories, NASA Langley Research Center and Jefferson Labs, and the Commonwealth’s largest private employer, Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, all major users of M&S technology. Development of the highly skilled workforce required to support this M&S enterprise is a primary concern for the Commonwealth and its educational institutions.Required is a complete educational path beginning at the high school level and extending through the graduate level. Old Dominion University is committed to contributing to the M&S Educational Pathway at the BS, MS, and PhD levels.Associate of Science DegreeTCC; TNCCTechnicianMaintenance, SupportHigh School DiplomaPublic School Systems
21 M&S Body of Knowledge Applications Domains Related Disciplines - computer science and engineering, mathematics and statistics, human factors psychology, project management, systems engineering, …ModelingSimulationAnalysisVisualizationApplicationsExperimentationEngineeringScienceAnalysisExperienceEducationTrainingGamingDomainsM&S FundamentalsMedicine & Health CareTransportationMilitaryHomeland SecurityTrainingDecision SupportLogisticsM&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 M&SE Advantage Broad Approach to Engineering Applicable to all engineering and science disciplinesEngineering 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 ProfessionalsM&S jobs are available in many US and international locationsOnly ODU offers a BS degree in M&SEStarting Point for Other Professional CareersStrong curriculum stressing development of problem solving skillsExcellent preparation for careers in medicine, law, business, and educationExcellent Preparation for InnovationEngineering provides skills required to design new solutions to societal problemsM&SE provides the tools required for innovation – modeling, simulation, visualization, analysis, communication across technical boundaries
23 M&S Master’s Degree Program Target AudienceStudents having undergraduate degrees in science or engineering, or others meeting the program prerequisitesProgram designed to produce highly skilled users of M&SPrerequisites (Undergraduate Course Preparation)Calculus I and Calculus IIProbability and StatisticsIntroductory Programming (C++)DeliveryMaster of Engineering Degree – 30 credits/10 courses; non-thesis programAvailable through live, televised, or online coursesSame course content, instructor, requirements, gradingWeekly discussion sectionLive & Televised - real-time student/instructor interactionOnline – Course Capture
24 M&S at Old Dominion University M&S Academics and Research Span the UniversityMielke, R., Leathrum, J., and McKenzie, F., “A Model for University-Level Education in Modeling and Simulation”, M&S Journal, Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp , December 2011.