Dr. Eric Weisel is the Executive Director, and Associate Vice President for Applied Research, of the Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center (VMASSC) at Old Dominion University. VMASC is one of the university's enterprise research centers, focusing on advances in modeling and simulation, data analytics, and cybersecurity.
As interim executive director, Weisel helped secure two Go Virginia awards, more than $5 million in new awards overall and ODU's membership in the Systems Engineering Research Center. Weisel is also one of the first graduates of VMASC, receiving his Ph.D. in engineering with a concentration in modeling and simulation in 2004. Prior to entering the technology research field, he served as a U.S. Navy submarine officer on Los Angeles-class attack submarines and Navy staffs. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds a M.S. in Operations Research from Florida Institute of Technology. He serves on numerous modeling and simulation-related organizations and committees.