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Andreas Tolk

Chief Scientist
The MITRE Corporation

Dr. Andreas Tolk is Chief Scientist for Complex System Modeling with the Modeling and Analysis Innovation Center of the MITRE Labs. He is an adjunct faculty member of Old Dominion University. He is a Fellow of the Society for Modeling and Simulation and senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery and IEEE. He published more than 280 journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers. His OrcId is 0000-0002-4201-8757.


Dr. Andreas Tolk is Chief Scientist for Complex System Modeling in the Modeling and Analysis Innovation Center of the MITRE Labs of the MITRE Corporation in Charlottesville, Virginia. He also served as the Technology Integrator for IR&D integration into the sponsored portfolios.

Dr. Tolk has been a faculty member (Professor) in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at the Old Dominion University from 2006 to 2013. He held a joint appointment with the Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization Engineering department. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science (1995) and has a M.S. in Computer Science (1988) from the University of the Federal Armed Forces, Germany. His emphasis was Applied Systems Science and Military Operations Research.

Dr. Tolk was Senior Research Scientist at the Virginia Modeling Analysis & Simulation Center (VMASC) from 2002 to 2006. He was Vice President for Land Weapon Systems at the German company I.A.B.G., the main contractor for the German Ministry of Defense for Operations Research and Simulation applications for analyses, training, and experimentation, from 1998 to 2002. He was project manager for decision support systems and integration of M&S into Command and Control systems from 1995 to 1998.

He received the Excellence in Research award from the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology in 2008, first Technical Merit Award of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) in 2010, and the Outstanding Professional Contribution award in 2012 as well as the Distinguished Professional Achievements award in 2014 from the Society for Modeling and Simulation (SCS).

Dr. Tolk is senior member of IEEE and SCS and member of ASEM, ACM, MORS, NDIA, and SISO.


    PhD Computer Science, 1995, University of the Bundeswehr
    MSc Computer Science, 1988, University of the Bundeswehr

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Modeling and Simulation; Systems Engineering; System of Systems


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