RESEARCH TEAM

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JOSE PADILLA, PH.D.

Storymodelers Lead

VMASC Research Associate Professor, Dr. Padilla is the HDL lead scientist. He has degrees in industrial engineering, business management, and engineering management. From the development of frameworks to the creation of tools, Dr. Padilla explores new avenues for simulation innovation.

ERIKA FRYDENLUND, PH.D

Storymodelers Co-Lead

VMASC Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Frydenlund is the HDL co-lead. She has degrees in mathematics, statistics, and international studies. Her primary research interest in is modeling forced migration-related issues.

ANTHONY BARRACO

Storymodelers Software Engineer

Lead Project Scientist, Anthony Barraco works on developing simulation platforms an applications in diverse areas of research at VMASC. He has a bachelor's degree in computer science. His focus at VMASC has been the development of web-based, cloud-deployed applications, geospatial processing, system dynamics simulation modeling, and M&S interoperability.

VEYSEL YESILBAS

Storymodelers Project Scientist

VMASC Project Scientist, Dr. Yesilbas works on developing social data analytics. He has degrees in electronics engineering, international security strategy management and engineering management. His primary research interest is human factors analysis and safety.

 

STUDENT RESEARCHERS

Research Assistants and Interns

LIA CASTILLO

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Undergraduate senior student in the Industrial Engineering Program at Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia. Lia is interested in learning how to do scientific research and data analysis.

MACKENZIE CLARK

Graduate Research Assistant

Master's student in the Graduate Program in International Studies at Old Dominion University, Mackenzie is using her Spanish language skills to do a case study of Venezuelan forced migration into Colombia.

MADISON GONZALEZ

Graduate Research Intern

Master's student in the Graduate Program in International Studies at Old Dominion University. Madison is interested in climate change and displacement.

JOSEPH MARTÍNEZ

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Undergraduate senior student in the Industrial Engineering Program at Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia. Joseph is interested in the application of computational methods and machine learning models in industrial contexts.

LISS ROMERO

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Undergraduate junior student in the Industrial Engineering Program at Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia. Liss is interested in learning how to do scientific research and data analysis.

LYDIA SA

Graduate Research Assistant

Lydia is a Doctoral Student in the Graduate Program in International Studies at Old Dominion University and holds a Master of Public Health. She is interested in studying the intersections of health, migration, and absorptive capacity, and their relationship with the epidemiological, political, and social inequities in crisis settings.

 

AFFILIATE RESEARCHERS

Multidisciplinarity at its Best

ZACHEOUS ABANG

Researcher, School of Government
University of Western Cape, South Africa

MICHAEL ALLEN

Assistant Professor, Political Science & Geography
Old Dominion University, USA

MARIOS ANDRIOTIS

Senior External Relations Assistant, The UN Refugee Agency, Greece

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JOSHUA BEHR

Research Associate Professor, Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center, Old Dominion University, USA

FRED BIDANDI

Researcher, School of Government
University of Western Cape, South Africa

HANNE HAALAND

Professor, Global Development & Planning, University of Agder, Norway

KATHERINE PALACIO

Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering Department,
Universidad del Norte, Colombia

APOSTOLOS SPANOS

Professor, Institute for Religion, Philosophy, & History
University of Agder, Norway

IOANNIS SPILANIS

Professor, Social and Humanistic Environmental Sciences Sector
University of the Aegean, Greece

HEGE WALLEVIK

Professor, Global Development & Planning, University of Agder, Norway

 

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