Keynote Lecture: Dr. Douglas D. Hodson

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Douglas D. Hodson

Engineering: Modeling & Simulation Solutions

Dr. Douglas D. Hodson
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
Date and time: July 30, 2019 (Tuesday); 01:00pm - 01:40pm
     LOCATION: Galleria E

Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is heavily used within the U.S. Department of Defense to support analytic decision making activities, and as a supporting apparatus for testing of new capabilities and training human operators.  For each of these use cases (i.e., purposes), the development of new software often plays a critical role which places enhanced focus on software engineering quality, performance, and cost.  Because of the desire to avoid “reinventing the wheel” with each new activity, the use of M&S frameworks is highly desirable. A properly developed M&S framework facilitates standard implementations of common elements, improves interoperability, and reduces developments costs.
The presentation introduces the basic concepts of an M&S framework, highlights the unique challenges associated with several different use cases, and outlines approaches to mitigate development risk and assure project success. Specifically, this presentation will present (and contrast) the role of M&S frameworks and touch upon leading edge development opportunities.
Douglas D. Hodson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio USA. He received a B.S. in Physics from Wright State University in 1985, and both an M.S. in Electro-Optics in 1987 and an M.B.A. in 1999 from the University of Dayton. He completed his Ph.D. at the AFIT in 2009.  His research interests include computer engineering, software engineering, real-time distributed simulation, and more generally the development of modeling and simulation solutions.  He is also a DAGSI scholar and a member of Tau Beta Pi.
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