Dr. Papelis is a Research Associate Professor at
's Virginia Modeling Analysis & Simulation Center (VMASC). Before joining ODU, Dr. Papelis spent a year as visiting faculty at UCF, during which time he got involved in the DUC project. Before UCF, Dr. Papelis was the Chief Technical Officer at the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the Univ. of Iowa, where he conducted traffic safety research and worked extensively on agent based modeling of traffic, virtual environment modeling 3D visualization, and operator-in-the-loop simulator. Dr. Papelis has led numerous research projects related to transportation safety using human-in-the-loop simulation, and has been active in various national and international committees. Old Dominion University
Yiannis Papelis earned a BSEE (with honors) from Southern Illinois University in 1988, a MSEE from
Purdue Universityin 1989 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the in 1993. He has been involved in research on immersive virtual environments used primarily in ground vehicle simulations. Dr. Papelis is currently conducting research on autonomous agent modeling issues as applied to a wide range of topics, including simulation of critical infrastructure components, realistic simulation of crowds and control of autonomous ground and aerial vehicles. Universityof Iowa
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