Mission: Making modeling and simulation more effective for decision makers.
These pages serve as links to some of the research and application of efficient experimental designs to simulation studies at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Our overriding approach has been to advance the state-of-the-art in conducting large-scale simulation studies, by developing and disseminating experimental designs that facilitate the exploration of complex simulation models. Ongoing application areas include studies on peacekeeping, technical and human aspects of warfare, adaptive asymmetric adversaries, homeland security, and networked future forces.
Our philosophy, in a nutshell, is that there are three basic goals for simulation experiments:
Those performing simulation experiments face challenges and opportunities that often differ from those performing physical experiments. Simulation analysts need data collection and analysis approaches that make it possible to address these goals in a timely manner.
We are grateful for the collaborations that have developed through the international community of military decision-makers, academics, analysts, and software developers.
Student theses and many research papers are available for download. Full reference information and abstracts are available for other published papers. Some spreadsheet and software routines are also provided.