Stephen Parker, Ph.D., has been elected to the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Stimulation Center’s (VMASC) Industry Board of Advisors. VMASC is a leading university-based research center for computer modeling, stimulation and visualization; it provides research and development support and expertise to government agencies and industry.
“For today’s complex systems, advanced modeling and simulation capabilities are essential, particularly in an environment that demands we get it right the first time,” said Parker. “in this time of tightening budgets, the use of modeling and simulation will allow the government to conceive and test ideas in a virtual environment before committing major expenditures to a development program.”
The work includes domains such as complex networks, cybersecurity, healthcare, C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), finance and independent verification and validation. Key modeling and simulation areas for research and development include war games, scenario design, experimentation and execution, constructive simulation development, human performance modeling and serious games development.
Modeling and simulation has been a staple of TASC’s capabilities and solutions portfolio since it was founding in 1966.