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About Dr. Bill Tolone

Professor, Department of Software and Information Systems

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. William J. Tolone is Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs in the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) and Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems at UNC Charlotte. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign. His research interests include: Integrated Modeling and Simulation; Critical Infrastructure Analysis; Visual Analytics; Agent‐based Integration; Collaborative Systems; and Meta‐Level Architectures. He has 1 patent and 50+ scholarly publications. He has received competitive research grants and contracts from NSF, DoD, NSA, SPAWAR/USN, ERDC/USACE, NIST, DOT, DHS, and industry with total extramural funding of over $22M. His research in integrated modeling and simulation has resulted in deployed capabilities for the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Tolone is director of the CCI Defense Computing Center and is a member of the CCI Complex Systems Institute and the Charlotte Visualization Center. He helped UNC Charlotte become designated by NSA and DHS as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (May 2001) and Information Assurance Research (June 2008). He is also a partner in the Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE) Center – a DHS Center of Excellence headquartered at Purdue University.

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