Please see Dr. Balci's personal website at http://manta.cs.vt.edu/balci/ for his full CV.
Osman Balci is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Mobile/Cloud Software Engineering Lab at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Boğaziçi University (Istanbul) in 1975 and 1977, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University (New York) in 1978 and 1981. Dr. Balci currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of ACM SIGSIM Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Knowledge Repository, M&S Category Editor of ACM Computing Reviews, and editorial board member of several journals. He served as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of two international journals: Annals of Software Engineering, 1993-2002 and World Wide Web, 1996-2000. He served as Chair of ACM SIGSIM, 2008-2010; and Director at Large of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS), 2002-2006. Dr. Balci received the 2013 McLeod Founder's Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession given by SCS. Most of Dr. Balci's work has been funded by the U.S. Navy since 1983. From 1998 to 2004, he provided technical services for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency programs in the areas of M&S acceptability assessment and system independent verification and validation (IV&V). He has also provided technical services for architecting naval surface warfare systems. His current areas of expertise center on iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) Mobile Software Engineering, Cloud Software Engineering, architecting cloud software-based system of systems, software/system IV&V; Modeling and Simulation (methodology, verification, validation, and certification); and Digital Game-Based Learning (digital educational game development methodology, digital educational game quality evaluation). His e‑mail and web addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org and http://manta.cs.vt.edu/balci.
Mobile/Cloud Software Engineering Lab (MCSEL) is a research and development laboratory, directed by Prof. Osman Balci, and housed within the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. MCSEL aims to provide mobile and/or cloud software-based solutions to complex problems especially by using the iOS (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) mobile platform and the Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) platform. MCSEL has developed many Educational Games for the iOS mobile devices. Currently, MCSEL is part of a $2.2 million NSF-funded research project entitled "Gateways to Algebraic Motivation, Engagement and Success (GAMES): Supporting and Assessing Fraction Proficiency with Game-Based, Mobile Applications and Devices" for the period of 8/15/2011 – 7/31/2015.
Please see projects at: http://manta.cs.vt.edu/balci/
Granting Institution: National Science Foundation
Amount: $353,947 out of total univeristy award of $2,202,173