Skoltech Space Center is pleased to invite you to the seminar “Gaming Methods in Systems Design”, by Prof. Paul Grogan, Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
About the Speaker
Paul T. Grogan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering systems and S.M. degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S. degree in engineering mechanics and astronautics from University of Wisconsin – Madison. His research develops interactive information-based tools to support collaborative design of systems with distributed architectures in domains such as aerospace, defense, and critical infrastructure.
Gaming methods combine an interactive simulation model with live participation by players seeking to achieve competing objectives under limited resources. A rich history describes the use of gaming methods to inform complex decision-making problems originating in political/military domains but more recently applied to emergency management, infrastructure planning, and education domains. This lecture discusses the benefits and challenges of applying gaming methods to systems design problems and reviews computational standards to exchange data in live, virtual, and constructive games while drawing parallels to concurrent design methods. Application cases based on recent research demonstrate both analog and digital approaches to study collaboration in systems design problems.
Looking forward to seeing you at the seminar.