Catherine M. Banks, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization Engineering
Associate Professor of Research
Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center
Ph.D. - International Studies - Old Dominion University
M.A. - Linguistics - Old Dominion University
B.A. - History - Christopher Newport University
Dr. Banks joined the MSVE Department in July 2010. Her focus is on qualitative research among the social science disciplines to serve as inputs into various modeling paradigms: game theoretical, agent-based, social network, and system dynamics. Dr. Banks' research includes models representing humans and human behavior to include the translating / mapping of data for quantitative representations, modeling states and their varied histories of revolution and insurgency, political economy and state volatility, and medical simulation.
She has authored and edited books and journal articles on these topics and is contributor and co-editor of Modeling and Simulation in the Medical and Health Sciences. Upper Saddle River: Wiley Publications, 2011. She teaches MSIM 872/772, Modeling and Simulation for Analyzing Global Events. In her spare time she enjoys travel abroad.
Phone: (757) 686-6224