The Institute for Modeling, Simulation and Discovery provides resources and collaborative opportunities on various research challenges. Using state-of-the-art computer equipment, including a high performance computer, partnerships are created with other researchers, industry, agencies at the local, state, and federal level. Working with students from Tennessee Tech University, resources are provided for software development in support of computational research efforts.
The primary focus of the Institute for Modeling, Simulation and Discovery is to provide the College of Engineering and Tennessee Technological University with resources and collaborations for the scientific computing challenges facing our researchers. The Institute will provide:
The Institute for Modeling, Simulation and Discovery is designed to grow partnerships that impact multiple departments in the College, University, and Industry. In support of this initiative, the following projects are currently funded (or have been funded) and supported by the Institute:
Dr. Stephen L. Scott is jointly with TTU where he is the inaugural Stonecipher/Boeing Distinguished Professor of Computing and Oak Ridge National Laboratory where he is a Senior Research Scientist. Dr. Scott has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers in the research areas of experimental systems with a focus on resilient high performance distributed, heterogeneous, and parallel computing.
Dr. William Eberle is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He has over 18 years of industry experience and is currently co-Director of The Institute of Computing Initiatives (TIKI) where he leads a group of students in various software development initiatives across TTU.
Dr. Douglas Talbert is an Associate Professor of Computer Science. He worked at Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Vanderbilt University Medical Center before joining TTU. Research interests include machine learning, data mining, healthcare informatics, and human-computer interaction. He is co-Director of The Institute for Computing Initiatives (TIKI) along with Dr. Eberle.
Dr. Michael Rogers is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at TTU. Before coming to TTU, he worked for over 10 years in industry. He is currently actively involved in research at TTU, and has interests in the areas of Web computing, high-performance parallel and GPU computing, distributed computing and protocols, and Computer Science education.
Dr. Sheikh Ghafoor is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science. His research autonomic resource management for high performance computing environment, programming model and tools for parallel adaptive applications in heterogeneous computing environment. Dr. Ghafoor is also very interested, and actively engaged in research in the area of computer science education.