Dr. Mikel Petty
Mikel D. Petty is a Research Scientist for the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis, Associate Professor of Computer Science, and Research Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management. Prior to joining UAH, he was Chief Scientist at Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center and Assistant Director at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida in 1997. Dr. Petty has worked in modeling and simulation research and education since 1990 in areas that include verification and validation methods, simulation interoperability and composability, human behavior modeling, and applications of theory to simulation. He has published over 175 research papers and has been awarded over $15 million in research funding. He served on a National Research Council committee on modeling and simulation, is a Certified Modeling and Simulation Professional, and is an editor of the journal SIMULATION. He has served as dissertation advisor to four graduated Ph.D. students, including the first two students to receive Ph.D.s in Modeling and Simulation at Old Dominion University and the first student to receive a Ph.D. in Modeling and Simulation at UAH.