Modeling & Simulation Cluster

tile-m+sDescription - Hampton Roads is a national leader in Modeling and Simulation.  M&S, the process of developing a mathematical model of a real world condition and running multiple simulations to extract information, is used to enhance effectiveness and efficiency. Much activity has centered around the Department of Defense and Joint Forces Command with growth and expansion into emergency management, transportation, medicine and game-based learning.  M&S jobs pay more than double the average regional salary. Growth is predicted at 14.5% per annum through 2012.

Regional Assets

  • Lockheed Martin’s Center for Innovation
  • MODSIM World Conference & Expo
  • NASA Langley Research Center (NASA LaRC)
  • National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling & Simulation (NCCMMS)
  • National Institute of Aerospace (NIA)
  • NATO Allied Command for Transformation
  • Northrop Grumman’s Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding & Carrier Integration Center (VASCIC)
  • Old Dominion University’s Virginia, Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC)
  • United States Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM)

Business Opportunities

  • Transportation: Freight Transportation, Evacuations, Transportation Alternatives Analysis
  • Homeland Security & Defense: Extreme Event & Risk Analysis, Emergency Management
  • Virtual Environments: Immersive Simulations, Intelligent Agents, and Agent-Based Modeling  
  • Social Sciences: Human Social Cultural Behavior and Global Events Modeling
  • Medical & Health Care: Treatment & Rehabilitation, Health Care & Disease Management
  • Game-Based Education: Cognitive Development & Rehabilitation, Training Applications
  • Business & Supply Chain M&S: Simulation-Based Optimization and Planning
  • M&S Interoperability: Command & Control, Data Fusion, M&S Standards development
  • Hardware & software development for simulators & training devices (medical, military, industry)

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