Joseph S. McDonnell, Ph.D. is a Principal Scientist and Director of Modeling and Simulation at Dynamic Animation Systems. Dr. McDonnell has over 20 years of experience providing senior level project and software development leadership, primarily in the area of advanced distributed simulation applications. He also gained experience in a staff position while supporting the RDECOM Modeling and Simulation Senior Advisory Group (SAG), overseeing the transition from a SAG to an RDECOM SOSI IPT. Dr. McDonnell is experienced in all facets of contract management and has led both small and large teams, as a subcontractor and as a prime. Dr. McDonnell is currently supporting the RDECOM ARL HRED STTC Advanced Simulation Branch (ASB) as Principal Scientist providing scientific and future planning support, as well as being the contractor research lead for the Executable Architecture Systems Engineering Distributed Modeling Framework (EASE DMF) project and the Distributed Soldier Representation (DSR) project. Prior to his current role, Dr. McDonnell was the contractor Technical Lead for the Modeling Architecture for Technology, Research and Experimentation STO. He has been the contract technical lead for programs for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD and at the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate at Ft. Belvoir. Dr. McDonnell holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia.
Modeling and Simulation (M&S) users who require complex M&S typically do not have a long lifecycle for an experiment, analysis initiative or simulation-based event. To reduce cost, they need to use well-established simulation architectures and robust models that are easy… Read More