15 June 2016

Alumnus Tuncer Ören is recognized as a 2016 SCS Fellow

The Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS) recognizes Dr. Ören, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. 

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An SCS Fellow is recognized for their unusual distinction in the profession as well as dedication and contributions to the field. The accomplishments honored must have contributed importance to the advancement or application of modeling and simulation, which have brought significant value to the society.

The SCS recognizes Dr. Ören for his contributions to the field of simulation since 1965. He is professor emeritus of computer science at the school of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has over 500 publications, including 38 books and proceeding, and his research interests include: advanced modeling and simulation methodologies, agent-directed simulation, agents for cognitive and emotive simulations, body of knowledge and taxonomies, multilingual terminology of simulation, and reliability, quality assurance, failure avoidance, and ethics. He has contributed to almost 500 conferences and seminars held in 38 countries and has been keynote or invited speaker, or honorary chair in about half of them.

Dr. Ören joined IIASA from 1984-1985 as a Research Scholar in the Interactive Decision Analysis Project within the System and Decision Sciences Program. His career in modeling and simulation began as a Systems Engineer at IBM in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Dr. Ören has been the lead author of the code of professional ethics for simulationists. He is currently working, with his colleagues, editing his 40th and 41st books on: “Guide to Simulation-Based Disciplines: Advancing our Computational Future” as well as “The Profession of Modeling and Simulation.”

Last year (2015), Dr. Ören was honored by his eminent colleagues who contributed to the book edited by Prof. Levent Yilmaz: “Concepts and Methodologies for Modeling and Simulation: A Tribute to Tuncer Ören.”

“Professor Oren’s numerous publications…have been instrumental in forging M&S into a discipline,” says Bernard Zeigler, University of Arizona, former president and Fellow of SCS.

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