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Andreas Tolk

  • Andreas Tolk
  • Adjunct Instructional Faculty
  • Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
  • 242 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4500
  • atolk@odu.edu
  • Chief Scientist at SimIS Inc., and adjunct Professor for Engineering Management, Systems Engineering, Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization Engineering.
  • Education

    University of Federal Armed Forces, 1995
    Major: Computer Science & Applied Systems Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of the Federal Armed Forces, 1988
    Major: Computer Science
    Degree: M.S.
  • Research Interests

    M&S based Systems Engineering Intelligent Systems Engineering Interoperability and Composability
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Certified Modeling and Simulation Professional
    Date Obtained: 2003-12-01
  • Expertise

    Command and Control
    Advanced Distribution Simulation Systems (in particular High Level Architecture); Application of Open Standards to Increase Simulation Reuse, Orchestration, and Composability; Integration of Simulation Applications and Real World Systems (in particular for command and control support); Data Engineering and Ontological Applications for System Migration, Model Driven Architecture and Semantic Web for System's Integration
    Engineering
    Advanced Distribution Simulation Systems (in particular High Level Architecture); Application of Open Standards to Increase Simulation Reuse, Orchestration, and Composability; Integration of Simulation Applications and Real World Systems (in particular for command and control support); Data Engineering and Ontological Applications for System Migration, Model Driven Architecture and Semantic Web for System's Integration
    Modeling and Simulation
    Advanced Distribution Simulation Systems (in particular High Level Architecture); Application of Open Standards to Increase Simulation Reuse, Orchestration, and Composability; Integration of Simulation Applications and Real World Systems (in particular for command and control support); Data Engineering and Ontological Applications for System Migration, Model Driven Architecture and Semantic Web for System's Integration
  • 30 Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the Domain of Simulation Interoperability, Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)
  • 2014: Distinguished Professional Achievements Award, Society for Modeling and Simulation (SCS)
  • 2012: Outstanding Professional Contribution Award, Society for Modeling and Simulation (SCS)
  • 2010: Technical Merit Award, Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization
  • 2008: Excellence in Research , Old Dominion University’s Frank Batten College for Engineering and Technology
  • 2006: Best Paper Award during the 10th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2006, Orlando, FL
  • 2001: Best Modeling & Simulation Paper Award , Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (CCRTS) in Anaheim
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    TACOP Phase II
    Sponsoring Organization: Referentia Systems
    Date: 2009 - 2011
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Hester, P. T.; Tolk, A.
    Configurable Aggregation Layers (TACOP Phase 1)
    Sponsoring Organization: Referentia Systems
    Date: 2008 - 2009
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Tolk, A.; Hester, P. T.
    Simulation Roadmap for Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier and Marine Corps System Command-Phase II
    Sponsoring Organization: FISC/US Joint Forces Command Joint Advance Training Technology Laboratory
    Date: February 1, 2009 - October 1, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Tolk, A.; Landaeta, R.
    General Dynamics AIS
    Sponsoring Organization: Support for Joint Experimentation (JEXP) on Global Political Military Economic Social Infrastructure and Information (PMESII) Community of Excellence (COE)
    Date: August, 2008 - July, 2009
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Consultancy on Data Engineering and System Architecture
    Sponsoring Organization: TEI/U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)
    Date: August, 2008 - May, 2009
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Joint Rapid Scenario Generation (JSRG) 2008
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Joint Forces Command – Joint Technology and Simulation Division
    Date: February, 2008 - January, 2009
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    U.S. Joint Forces Command – Joint Technology and Simulation Division
    Sponsoring Organization: Extended Battle Management Language (XBML) 2008
    Date: February, 2008 - January, 2009
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Data Engineering and System Architecture Support
    Sponsoring Organization: TEI/U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)
    Date: November, 2007 - May, 2008
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Support of MSG-048 Coalition Battle Management Language Phase 2
    Sponsoring Organization: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Research and Technology Agency
    Date: January, 2008 - April, 2008
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Simulation Roadmap – Model Driven Architecture
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Joint Forces Command – Joint Technology and Simulation Division
    Date: September, 2007 - April, 2008
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Extended Battle Management Language (XBML)
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Joint Forces Command – Joint Technology and Simulation Division
    Date: March, 2007 - February, 2008
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Joint Rapid Scenario Generation (JSRG) support
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Joint Forces Command – Joint Technology and Simulation Division
    Date: March, 2007 - February, 2008
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Support of MSG-048 Coalition Battle Management Language
    Sponsoring Organization: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Research and Technology Agency
    Date: September, 2007 - December, 2007
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Joint Battle Management Language (JBML)
    Sponsoring Organization: George Mason University – U.S. Army TEC
    Date: November, 2006 - May, 2007
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Support of Senior Architect Evaluations
    Sponsoring Organization: STG for the Army Test and Evaluation Command
    Date: November, 2006 - May, 2007
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Support of JATTL in Coalition Battle Management Language (C-BML) and Joint Event Data Initialization Services (JEDIS) efforts
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Joint Forces Command – Joint Advanced Training Technology Laboratory (JATTL)
    Date: February, 2006 - January, 2007
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Air Operations Extensible Battle Management Language Phase II (AO XBML II)
    Sponsoring Organization: Gestalt LLC
    Date: June, 2006 - December, 2006
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Integration Support of NATO M&S Group 026 "Pathfinder"
    Sponsoring Organization: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
    Date: April, 2005 - December, 2006
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Joint Operation Feasibility Tool (JOFT)
    Sponsoring Organization: General Dynamics/AIS
    Date: January, 2006 - July, 2006
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Extensible Battle Management Language - Mapping of Information Exchange Elements to the C2IEDM/NATO Generic Hub
    Sponsoring Organization: George Mason University - U.S. Navy NAVAIR, Orlando
    Date: October, 2003 - September, 2005
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Air Operation Battle Management Language
    Sponsoring Organization: Gestalt LLP / U.S. JATTL-Joint Forces Command
    Date: October, 2004 - April, 2005
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Extensible Modeling and Simulation Framework - Core Team Efforts
    Sponsoring Organization: Networld Exchange, Inc
    Date: January, 2004 - December, 2004
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Experiment Command & Control Interface (XC2I) - Support of Joint Urban Operations
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Joint Forces Command - Experimentation Directorate
    Date: January, 2004 - October, 2004
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Extensible Modeling and Simulation Framework - Technical Support
    Sponsoring Organization: Networld Exchange, Inc.
    Date: March, 2004 - July, 2004
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Extensible Modeling and Simulation Framework - Command and Control Support
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Joint Forces Command - Experimentation Directorate
    Date: June, 2003 - December, 2003
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Extensible Modeling and Simulation Framework - Web based Federation Viewer
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Joint Forces Command - Experimentation Directorate
    Date: June, 2003 - December, 2003
    Investigators:Tolk, A.
    Concept Development for Joint Transformation Databases for Initialization of Heterogeneous Simulation Environments
    Sponsoring Organization: General Dynamics/AIS
    Date: May, 2003 - August, 2003
    Investigators:Tolk, A.