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John Sokolowski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering

Executive Director
Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center

Ph.D. - Modeling and Simulation - Old Dominion University
M.E.M. - Engineering Management - Old Dominion University

B.S. - Computer Science - Purdue University


Dr. John Sokolowski is the Executive Director of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center and Associate Professor of Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization Engineering, both at Old Dominion University. He has been with the Center since 2001 and previously served as its Director of Research. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University, a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University (ODU), and a Ph.D. in Engineering with a Concentration in Modeling and Simulation also from ODU.


His research interests include human behavior modeling, decision system modeling, multiagent system simulation, and modeling and simulation representation of social systems. He has published four books on modeling and simulation and is the author of numerous journal articles and conference papers. He is a member of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International, American Association of Artificial Intelligence, Association of Computing Machinery, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Beta Kappa.

Phone:  (757) 686-6232
E-mail:  jsokolow@odu.edu
Office:  VMASC
Website:  http://www.vmasc.odu.edu/sokolowski.html

Selected Publications:

  • Sokolowski, J. A., Banks, C. M., Hakim, P. Answering the Global Call to Advance Care via Immersive Simulation Training. Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. (Accepted).
  • Sokolowski, J. A., Banks, C. M., Morrow, B. Using an Agent-Based Model to Explore Troop Surge Strategy. Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation.  Vol. 9 No. 2 (2012), pp. 173-186.
  • Banks, C. M., Sokolowski, J. A. Assessing the Human-Environment Relationship: A Complex-Systems Methodology to Modeling Climate Change. International Journal of System of Systems Engineering. Vol. 2 No. 4 (2011), pp. 329-346.