Virtual Heroes Division of Applied Research Associates (ARA)
Burn Injury Training on Mobile Platforms
Austin Baird — Physiology Model Developer, ARA
• Expert at designing physiological models at varying fidelity levels
• Skilled at translating training needs into software implementations
• Experience developing BioGears functionality for training integration
Dr. Austin Baird’s research focuses on mathematical modeling of biological systems, specifically fluid-structure interaction, mathematical models in physiology, and dynamical system applications. At ARA, Dr. Baird is the principal investigator of TATRC BioGears open-source human physiology engine as well as the CDMRP funded follow-on effort. Dr. Baird’s doctoral work focused on fully coupled fluid-structure interactions in modeling the invertebrate valveless tubular heart. Dr. Baird spent a year at Duke University as a visiting professor studying re-absorptive mechanisms of the kidney in response to venous pressure changes using high fidelity whole kidney computational models and blood cell aggregation in the capillaries. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and attended a number of conferences to present his work. Dr. Baird has taught multiple university level academic courses focusing on partial and ordinary differential equations and dynamical systems.