Please see Dr. Balci's personal website at http://manta.cs.vt.edu/balci/ for his full CV.
Osman Balci is a Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Boğaziçi University (Istanbul, Turkey) in 1975 and 1977, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University (New York) in 1978 and 1981.
Dr. Balci is the Director of Mobile Software Engineering Lab (MSEL), which is a research and development lab that aims to deliver mobile software-based solutions to complex problems.
Dr. Balci currently serves as an Area Editor of ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Category Editor of ACM Computing Reviews, and Editor-in-Chief of ACM SIGSIM M&S Knowledge Repository. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Simulation and International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of two international journals: Annals of Software Engineering, 1993-2002 and World Wide Web, 1996-2000. He served as elected Chair of ACM SIGSIM, 2008-2010; and elected Director at Large of the Society for M&S International, 2002-2006. 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). His current areas of expertise center on Software Engineering (iOS, net-centric, IV&V), Architecting system of systems, and M&S (methodology, V&V, certification).
Mobile Software Engineering Lab (MSEL) is a research and development laboratory, directed by Prof. Osman Balci, and housed within the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. MSEL aims to provide mobile software-based solutions to complex problems especially by using the iOS (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) mobile devices. MSEL has developed the CandyFactory Educational Game for the iOS mobile devices. Currently, MSEL is part of a $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 – 12/31/2014.
Please see projects at: http://manta.cs.vt.edu/balci/
Granting Institution: National Science Foundation