LTRG

Research Group

Learning Transformation Research Group

demoThe Learning Transformation Research Group (LTRG) at Virginia Tech aims to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in K-12 curricula.

ACM

SIGSIM

ACM Special Interest Group (SIG) on SImulation and Modeling (SIM)

ACM SIGSIMAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGSIM aims to promote and disseminate the advancement of high quality state-of-the-art in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) across a broad range of interests and disciplines.

CS @ VT

Computer Science

Virginia Tech

demoThe Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech consists of more than 40 faculty members and offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

Honors and Awards

May 2018

The 2018 W.S. 'Pete' White Innovation in Engineering Education Award

Given by the Virginia Tech College of Engineering for the contribution to the Computer Science curriculum with the creation of the CS3714 iOS Mobile Software Development and CS3754 Cloud Software Development courses and for the "Learning by Examples" and "hands-on" pedagogy.

Dec. 2015

ACM SIGSIM Distinguished Contributions Award

The SIGSIM Distinguished Contributions Award recognizes individuals based on their overall contributions to the field of modeling and simulation, including technical innovations, publications, leadership, teaching, mentoring, and service to the community.

The recipient of the Award receives a plaque and a honorarium of $1500.

July 2013

SCS McLeod Founder's Award for Distinguished Service

Given by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS)

2012 The 2012 XCaliber Certificate of Excellence: For a Team Making Exemplary Contributions to Technology-Enriched Learning Activities.
Given to Osman Balci, Mido Chang, Kirby Deater-Deckard, Michael Evans, and Anderson Norton
Oct. 2001 The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
Certificate of Senior Membership
Mar. 1993 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
College of Arts and Sciences
Certificate of Teaching Excellence
May 1992 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Department of Computer Science
Teaching Excellence Award
1992 — present Member, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Computer Science Honor Society
May 1991 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Department of Computer Science
Teaching Excellence Award
Dec. 1990 Plaque for Distinguished Service as Proceedings Editor of the 1990 Winter Simulation Conference
Apr. 1989 Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
May 1988 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Department of Computer Science
Teaching Excellence Award
Aug. 1987 Received a Reviewer Excellence mug and a letter of appreciation from ACM for his professional services as a reviewer and a Category Editor of ACM Computing Reviews.
June 1985 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Department of Computer Science
Outstanding Teacher Award
1983 Nominated by the College of Engineering of Syracuse University for the Graduate School Prize for the Outstanding Syracuse University Graduate
1978 — present Member, Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honor Society
1977 Scholarship for Ph.D. Education in U.S.A.
Turkish Ministry of Education, Ankara, Turkey
1971 — 1975 Fellowship, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey