Yilmaz awarded best paper at modeling and simulation symposium

Published: May 16, 2017 1:00:00 PM
Media Contact: Chris Anthony, chris.anthony@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

Levent Yilmaz, professor of computer science and software engineering with a joint appointment in industrial and systems engineering, was honored with the best paper award during an April symposium hosted by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. 

Yilmaz’s paper, titled “Verification and Validation of Ethical Decision-Making in Autonomous Systems,” was presented at the Modeling and Simulation of Complexity in Intelligent, Adaptive and Autonomous Systems Symposium. The symposium is part of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International’s Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, which focuses on developments in computer simulation technologies. 

The paper also won the best paper runner-up award at the overall conference. 

“This award is a testament to Dr. Yilmaz’s skill and dedication as a researcher in the field of autonomous systems modeling and simulation,” said Hari Narayanan, chair of the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. “It’s always gratifying to see our faculty’s research endeavors recognized by professional organizations on an international level. Dr. Yilmaz is among our faculty members doing tremendous work to elevate our research profile.” 

Yilmaz joined the Auburn Engineering faculty in 2003 after spending four years as a senior research engineer at Trident Systems Inc. His research interests include agent-directed simulation, simulation theory and methodology, complex adaptive systems and software modeling and design.