Dr. Rick McKenzie
IEEE Senior Member
Department of Modeling, Simulation
and Visualization Engineering
Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering, Joint Appt.
Frederic (Rick) D. McKenzie, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University where he currently serves as Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI on projects involving software architectures for simulation, behavior representation in simulations, and medical modeling and simulation. To date, his projects in these areas have led to several publications relating research in modeling human-like intelligent agents including crowds, formal descriptions of distributed simulation architectures, objective measures of successful prostate surgery, and augmenting standardized patients. Many of these projects also involve virtual reality and scientific visualization. Dr. McKenzie received his Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Central Florida in 1994. Prior to joining ODU, he held a senior scientist position at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), serving as Principal Investigator for several distributed simulation projects. At SAIC he was a Team Lead on a large distributed simulation system. Before joining SAIC, Dr. McKenzie worked as a student researcher on research projects involving both NASA Kennedy Space Center and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. He has several years of research and development experience in the software and artificial intelligence fields, including object-oriented design and knowledge-based systems. Both his M.S. and Ph.D. work have been in artificial intelligence - focusing on knowledge representation and model-based diagnostic reasoning.
ECE 405/505 Introduction to Discrete Event Simulation
ECE 605 Engineering Systems Modeling
MSIM 710/810 Advanced Discrete Event Simulation
ECE 495/595/695 Topics in Medical Imaging and Simulation
Director of the Medical Imaging, Diagnosis, and Analysis (MIDA) Laboratory
Prostate Surgery Evaluation
Surgical Glove Defect Visualization
Loftin R. B.,
Scerbo M., McKenzie F.,
Petty, Mikel D.,
Frederic D. McKenzie, Ryland C. Gaskins III, Eric W. Weisel. "Developing a
Crowd Federate for Military Simulation."
In Proceedings of the Spring 2004 Simulation Interoperability Workshop (SIW).
Simulation Software Architectures:
Frederic D., Hector M. Garcia, Quyhn-Ahn H. Nguyen,
McKenzie, F., A.
Gonzalez, R. Morris. “An integrated model-based approach for real-time on-line
diagnosis of complex systems.” Engineering Applications of Artificial
Intelligence (EAAI) Journal, v11, pp. 279-291, 1998.
Medical Modeling and Simulation:
Frederic D., Hector M. Garcia, Reynel Castelino, Thomas Hubbard,
Hussein, Rania, Frederic D. McKenzie,
McKenzie, Frederic D., Jose Diaz, Paul Schellhammer,