Dr. Saurabh Mittal - Cyber Physical Systems Modeling and Simulation: State-of-the-art and Opportunities

Oak Ridge, TN

Monday, June 25, 2018

Saurabh Mittal


Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) are characterized by many new modalities and domains.  They use many different modeling paradigms, methods, and solutions, which leads to challenges known to the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) community from hybrid simulation approaches. Recent contributions often use hybrid simulation to address solutions using more than one modeling paradigm, combining agents, discrete event, and system dynamics.  However, that is limited with respect to covering all the modalities in such complex systems, for example, domains like cognitive modeling are outside these identified solution approaches.  Likewise, cybersecurity, is across the landscape and integrating cyber aspects is not straightforward.  Co-simulation has emerged as a viable option to bring two or more simulators together.  This requires explicit simulation engineering as integrating multiple simulators has its own challenges.  Architecting a simulation solution requires an understanding of multiple domains, coordination among multidisciplinary Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and aligning abstractions/assumptions inherent in the simulators, to the extent that the resulting model is a useful model, a validated model.  This talk will present the state-of-the-art in CPS M&S and various research opportunities that are arising out of the existing gaps with respect to multi-(modalities, domains, paradigms, etc.).
SAURABH MITTAL is Lead Systems Engineer/ Scientist within the Modeling, Simulation, Experimentation and Analysis Technical Center at the MITRE Corporation.  He has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson.  He has over 15 years of experience in modeling and simulation-based systems engineering across many disciplines.  He has contributed over 90 peer-reviewed artifacts including 3 books titled Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering: A Modeling and Simulation Approach (Wiley 2018), Guide to Simulation-based Disciplines: Advancing our Computational Future (Springer 2017) and Netcentric System of Systems Engineering with DEVS Unified Process (CRC Press 2013).  He serves on the Board of Directors for Society of Modeling and Simulation (SCS) International and on the editorial boards of the Transactions of the SCS and Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation (JDMS).  He served as General Chair, Vice General Chair, Program Chair and Awards Chair across multiple SCS-sponsored conferences during the period
2014-2018.  He is a recipient of DoD highest civilian contractor recognition Golden Eagle (2006). He also received Outstanding Service Award (2016) and Outstanding Professional Achievement Award (2017) from SCS.
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