Vmasc Chief Operations Officer
Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center

Mike Robinson

SUFFOLK, 23435

Mike Robinson is the Director of ODU's Center for Innovative Transportation Solutions. He has been at ODU since 2004. His work is focused on simulations in three areas: transportation, evacuations, and pedestrian modeling. His work incorporates decision-making and behavioral influences.

Ph.D. in Modeling and Simulation, Old Dominion University, (2010)

M.S. in Physics, Naval Postgraduate School, (1987)

B.S. in Political Science, U.S. Naval Academy, (1980)

Research Interests

modeling and simulation, transportation operations, evacuations, pedestrian modeling, agent based models


Foytik, P. and Robinson, R. M. (2017). Weighting critical infrastructure dependencies to facilitate evacuations. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction.
Elzie, T., Frydenlund, E., Collins, A. and Robinson, R. M. (2015). Conceptualizing intragroup and intergroup dynamics within a controlled crowd evacuation.. Journal of emergency management (Weston, Mass.) 13 (2) , pp. 109-20.
Collins, A., Frydenlund, E., Foytik, P. and Jordan, C. A. Generic Incident Model for Investigating Traffic Incident Impacts on Evacuation Times in Large-Scale Emergencies. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.