Dr. Levent Yilmaz
Professor
 
Computer Science and Software Engineering and
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Auburn University
Email: yilmaz@auburn.edu

Quote "Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes." 
E. W. Dijkstra

  Selected Activities and Awards 
  • Fellow, Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS).
  • Editor-in-Chief of the Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (2008 - 2016).
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Simulation (2021 - present)
  • Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling  (2004-present).
    Associate Editor of the International Journal of Engineering Education  (2006 - present).
  • Associate Editor of the Springer Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling Journal (2012 - 2020).
  • Associate Editor of the Simulation & Gaming Journal (2008 - 2016).
  • Elected Member of the Board of Directors of Society for Modeling and Simulation International (2006 - 2008, 2009 - 2011, 2011 - 2013).
  • Vice President for Publications of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (2011 - 2013).
  • Distinguished Service Award, Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 2012, 2016.
  • Distinguished Professional Achievement Award, Society for Modeling and Simulation International, 2011.
  • Auburn University External Consulting Award, Auburn University, 2010.
  • Member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Honor Society in Computing Sciences.
  • Founding Organizer and General Chair of the annual Agent-directed Simulation Symposium series (2005-2014)


Levent Yilmaz is the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering with a courtesy joint appointment at the department ofIndustrial and Systems Engineeringin the  Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University.

  Research Interests 

Agent-Directed Simulation - Agent Simulation, Agent-Monitored Simulation, Agent-Supported Simulation

Simulation
Theory & Methodology 

  • Model-Driven Engineering and Science
  • Autonomy and Cognitive Computing
  • Computational Reproducibility, Replicability, and Discovery
  • Self-Organizing and Adaptive Systems
Complex Adaptive Systems  -  Computational explorations in socio-technical, cognitive, cultural systems:  Science of science and innovation policy, systems models of collective creativity, computational models of scientific discovery, conflict simulation, computer simulation of projects, organizations, communities, and processes.

Software Modeling and Design  -  Cognitive models of design, conceptual structures and processes of creative design.


                            

  Teaching  
  • COMP 7740: Complex Adaptive Systems
  • COMP 8700: Agent-Directed Simulation
  • COMP 7790: Model-Driven Engineering
  • COMP 3700: Software Modeling & Design
  • COMP 3220: Principles of Programming Languages
   Selected Publications  

Complete list is available here
  • Yilmaz L. (2019) A Quantum Cognition Model for Simulating Ethical Dilemmas among Multi-perspective Agents, Journal of Simulation, DOI: 10.1080/17477778.2019.1603090
  • O'Mahony A., P. K. Davis, S. Appling, M. E. Brashears, E. Briscoe, K. M. Carley, J. M. Epstein, [...], A. Tolk, R. Vardavas, and L. Yilmaz (2019). ``Panel Discussion: Moving Social-Behavioral Modeling Forward," chapter 33 in Social-Behavioral Modeling for Complex Systems, pp. 753-787. Wiley.
  • Yilmaz L. and S. Sivaraj (2019).  “A Cognitive Architecture for Verifiable System Ethics via Explainable Autonomy," in Proceedings of the 2019 Annual IEEE International Systems Conference. April 8-11, Orlando, FL.
  • Yilmaz L., A. Franco-Watkins, and T. S. Kroecker (2017). "Computational Models of Ethical Decision-Making: A Coherence-Driven Reflective Equilibrium Model," Cognitive Systems Research, vol. 46, December 2017, pp. 61-74.
  • Yilmaz L., S. Chakladar, K. Doud, A. E. Smith, A. Teran-Somohano, H. Oguztuzun, S. Cam, O. Dayibas, and B. K. Gorur (2017). "Models as Self-Aware Cognitive Agents and Adaptive Mediators for Model-Driven Science," in Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1300-1311. December 3-6, 2017. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Teran-Somohano A., A. E. Smith, and L. Yilmaz (2017). "Model Alignment Using Optimization and Design of Experiments," in Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1288-1299. December 3-6, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Doud K. and L. Yilmaz (2017). "A Framework for Formal Automated Analysis of Simulation Experiments using Probabilistic Model Checking," in Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1312-1323. December 3-6, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Yilmaz L. (2017). "FeatureSim:  Feature-Driven Simulation for Exploratory Analysis with Agent-Based Models," in Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM 21st International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT), pp. 163-170. October 18-20, 2017. Rome, Italy.
  • Yilmaz L. (2017). "Verification and Validation of Ethical Decision-Making in Autonomous Systems," in Proceedings of the 2017 Modeling and Simulation of Complexity in Intelligent, Adaptive and Autonomous Systems (MSCIAAS) Symposium of the Spring Simulation Multiconference}. April 23-27, 2017, Virginia Beach, VA.
  • Yilmaz L., A. Franco-Watkins, and T. S. Kroecker (2016).  “Coherence-Driven Reflective Equilibrium Model of Ethical Decision-Making," in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), pp. 42-48. March 21-25, 2016, San Diego, CA
  • Yilmaz L., F. Darema, R. Fujimoto, S. J. E. Taylor (2014). "Panel: The Future of Research in Modeling and Simulation," in Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 2797-2811. December 7-10, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Tolk A., B. L. Heath, M. Ihrig, J. J. Padilla, E. H. Page, E. D. Suarez, C. Szabo, P. Weirich, and L. Yilmaz (2013). "Epistemology of Modeling and Simulation," in Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 1152-1166. December 8-11,2013. Washington D.C.