Rick McKenzie, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization Engineering
Joint Appointment with Electrical and Computer Engineering at OId Dominion University
Ph.D. - Computer Engineering - University of Central Florida
M.S. - Computer Engineering - University of Central Florida
B.S. - Engineering - University of Central Florida
Frederic (Rick) D. McKenzie, Ph.D. (IEEE M'87-IEEE SM'05) was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1964. Dr. McKenzie has a B.S. in engineering, M.S. in computer engineering, and a Ph.D. in computer engineering all from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.
Currently, he is the department chair in the new Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering (MSVE) department and a joint faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia U.S.A. In addition, Dr. McKenzie is the director of the Medical Imaging, Diagnosis, and Analysis (MIDA) Laboratory, Adjunct Associate Professor of Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in the School of Health Professions, and Graduate Faculty Scholar at University of Central Florida (UCF) in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Before coming to Old Dominion University, he spent 6 years in the simulation industry at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a senior scientist. Dr. McKenzie's research is in medical modeling and simulation, human behavior representation, and simulation architectures often focusing on aspects of scientific visualization and virtual reality.