Roger Smith

Roger Smith

Model Benders

PANEL: Achieving Deep Learning in Serious Games and Simulation

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Roger Smith, PhD MBA, has spent 25 years creating leading-edge computer applications and simulators for the Department of Defense and healthcare organizations. He is President of Modelbenders LLC and is on the faculty of the University of Central Florida with both the College of Medicine and the School of Modeling, Simulation & Training. He previously served as the CTO for the AdventHealth Nicholson Center where he led funded research programs in robotic surgery and served as co-director for the MIS Robotics Fellowship in Gynecology.

He has also served as the CTO for U.S. Army Simulation, Training & Instrumentation; VP and CTO for training systems at Titan Corp; and VP of Technology at BTG Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, a Doctorate in Management, MBA, an M.S. in Statistics, and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. He has published 3 professional textbooks on simulation, 12 book chapters, and over 100 journal and conference papers. His most recent book is Thinking About Innovation. He has served on the editorial boards of the Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation and the Research Technology Management journals.