Graduate Certificate in Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization Engineering

May 2015

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Systems Engineering

August 2011

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Major Area of Specialization:  Human Computer Interaction/Human Factors Engineering

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

May 2007

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Major Area of Specialization:  Operational Research

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

May 2005

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Major Area of Specialization:  Manufacturing and Process Improvement Engineering

Associate of Science, Pre-Engineering

May 2002

Jones College, Ellisville, MS

Data Camp Specializations https://www.datacamp.com/

February 2020 - July 2020

  • Python Data Scientist Career Track 

  • Python Data Analyst Career Track 

  • Python Programmer Career Track

  • Statistician with R Career Track

  • R Programmer Career Track

  • Machine Learning Scientist with R Career Track

  • Data Scientist with R Career Track   

Coursera Specializations https://www.coursera.org/

July 2016 - November 2016

  • Big Data, University of California, San Diego

  • Data Science, John Hopkins University 

Certifications

May 2005 - July 2014

  • Functional Movement Systems Professional, Level 1

  • Defense Acquisition University - Career Field:  Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering (SPRDE), SPRDE Level 2

  • Defense Acquisition University - Career Field:  Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering (SPRDE), SPRDE Level 1

  • Mississippi State Six Sigma

Research and Teaching Interests

Senior Data Scientist 

Center of Excellence in Deep Learning Analytics, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Headquarters: Fairfax, VA, Remote Work Location: McLeansville, NC.

June 2022 - Present

Adjunct professor
North Carolina A & T State university Industrial & Systems Engineering, Greensboro, NC

July 2022 - Present

Teach industrial and systems engineering courses, including Project Management, Data Analysis with R & Python, Problem Solving with R, Digital Twins, Discrete Event Simulations, and the Fundamentals of Machine Learning.  

Assistant Professor
North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC

August 2020 - June 2022

  • Teach industrial and systems engineering courses, including Data Analysis with R and Python, Advanced Data Analytics with R, Digital Twin Development for Advance Manufacturing using Immersive Technologies, and Project Management

    • Data Analytics Courses – Students are taught R and Python using RStudio and Spyder IDEs. The course covers data wrangling, data manipulation, and data visualization techniques with both ggplot2 and Matplotlib.

    • Immersive Environments Courses – Students are taught Blender3D, which is used for 3D modeling, object texturing and shading, animation, and cinematic rendering. Unity3D is used to simulate & interact with the digital twins using both the Oculus Quest and Microsoft HoloLens 

Associate Director of Data Analytics and Visualization,

Mississippi State University Institute for System Engineering Research, Vicksburg, MS

September 2017 – August 2020

  • Managed the technical direction and research efforts pertaining to the data analytics and visualization of the Army Corp of Engineers Engineering Development and Research Thrust area. This included writing research proposals for Department of Defense Broad Agency Announcements and establishing a cross-functional team of tenure and research focus faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students.

  • Represented MSU ISER for all on-campus interactions and executive council meetings, which included the College of Engineering and Office of Research and Economic Development leadership meetings

  • Co-managed a budget over 15 million with the MSU ISER Director

Assistant Research Professor

Mississippi State University Institute for System Engineering Research, Vicksburg, MS

January 2016 – August 2020

  • Established a virtual & augment lab that focuses on developing immersive data analytics systems for collaborative environments and virtual reality assistant teaching modules for engineering courses

  • Proposed and secured funds over 8M in research efforts for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineering

Project Lead

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, VA

September 2012 - December 2015

  • Managed the technical aspect of the Human System Integration Science Technology Research and Development group projects regarding task requirements, project timelines, cost worksheets, and deliverables. This included determining the projects’ team members, ensuring the products were delivered on schedule, and managing every team member's weekly project charge codes and balances

  • Mentored 12 junior team members on the process of writing proposals, provided technical guidance on solving work-related problems, and empowered the junior members to take leadership roles over their task items                     

Technical Manager

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, VA

October 2012 – December 2014

  • Managed a Future Naval Capabilities program (Enhanced Technologies for the Optimization of Warfighter Load) for ONR Code 30 Human Performance Education and Training. My role was to ensure the technical approach being conducted was meeting the sponsor's needs, which were the Marine Expeditionary Rifle Squad at Quantico.           

Human Systems Integration Engineer

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren, VA

July 2011 – December 2015

  • Conducted research for the Surface Naval Platforms and Marine Corps that supported human factors enhancements to the Warfighters. These projects included creating adaptive data visualization techniques for managing Aegis Combat System automation doctrine as well as investigating the 3D gestural technology feasibility in the Naval Command and Control environments

  • Proposed and secured 1.6 million in funding in the areas of human-machine interaction and gestural recognition research during my tenure 

  • Conducted human factor weapons and platform space assessments to ensure the warfighter was safe and functional in the military vehicles and from a physiological perspective. Specifically, the research was conducted for the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle to ensure that the warfighters were protected during the loading/unloading of the 50 caliber gun. Additionally, biomechanics and EMG studies were conducted, and modifications of the MRAP were incorporated to increase warfighter safety            

Manager of Production Operations

Mimeo.com, Memphis, TN

August 2008 – July 2009

  • Managed over 200 employees in the operations division

  • Provided reports and daily production numbers to executive team members

  • Scheduled labor hours for personnel, issued disciplinary actions, processed leave requests, and performed other supervisory production-based action items pertaining to manufacturing operations

Industrial Engineer
Mimeo.com, Memphis, TN

May 2006 – August 2008

  • Conducted time series analyses and faculty layout designs of the Memphis and Newark facilities

  • Performed six-sigma analyses to reduce waste of consumables and redesigned processes to optimize the throughput of products throughout the manufacturing process

  • Assisted in quality control initiatives and implemented Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing concepts to prioritize order processing

Teaching Skills

  • Languages: Visual Basic, SQL, C++, C#, XML, XAML, R, PYTHON, Blueprints

  • GUI Frameworks: WPF, QT, VBA, Shiny

  • IDEs: Microsoft Visual Studios, Anaconda, RStudios, Spyder, Jupyter Labs

  • Operating Systems: Windows, Linux

  • Simulation Engines: Unity3D, Arena, FlexSim, Unreal Engine, Simio

  • Database Systems: MySQL, MSSQL, Influx, MongoDB, PostgreSQL

  • Others: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Blender3D, Visual 3D, OptiTrack Optical Tracking, Noraxon Electromyography

Teaching Experience

Publications 
Conferences, technical Reports & Magazine Proceedings

2013 - 2021

  • Babin, P. and Hamilton, M. “Visual Controls Reduce Variability at Mimeo.com”, Proceedings of the 2007 Pursuit of Operational Excellence Lean and Quality Conference, Sept. 24-27, Atlanta, Georgia. 

  • Hamilton, M., “The future of the Aegis Combat System: Where Do Gestural Interfaces Fit in?” Warfare Systems Department Communicator, Vol 2, Issue 2, Feb 2013

  • Hamilton, M., et al., Detecting Key Inter-Joint Distances and Anthropometry Effects for Static Gesture Development using Microsoft Kinect, Defense Technical Information Center, Accession Number: AD595180 (2013)

  • Baron, J., Hamilton, M., Creager, J., Zirax, J., Assessing Optimal Relationships Among Multi-Touch Gestures and Functions in Computer Applications, Defense Technical Information Center, Accession Number: ADA595782 (2013) 

  • Hamilton, M., et al., “Detecting Key Inter-Joint Distances and Anthropometry Effects for Static Gestures Development using Optical Motion Tracking,” 2014 Human Factors and Ergonomics Annual Conference Publication (2014)

  • Abdel-Malek, K., Arora, J., Bhatt, R., Marler, T., Squire, P., Hamilton, M., Henson, C. “Enhanced Technologies for Optimization of Warfighter Load (ETOWL) – Human Simulation Interface”, Proceedings of the 2014 International Summit on Human Simulation 2014, May 20-22, Tokyo, Japan

  • Field, A., Hamilton, M., Mead, P., “Goal Reaching Kinematic Chain Using a General Purpose Inverse Kinematic Approach”, Proceedings of the 2015 INFORMS Meeting Conference, Nov 1-4, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Hamilton, M., Mead, P., Kozub, M., & Feild, A Gesture Recognition Model for Robotic Systems of Military Squad Commands. 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) Publication (2016)

  • Hamilton, M. A. (2017). Using Immersive Virtual Reality Technologies with Non-Haptic Control for Big Data Visualizations and TradeSpace Analytics. Defense Manufacturing Conference. Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida. 

  • Hamilton, M. A. (2017). Virtual Reality Data Visualization Engine. Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group Meeting 71. FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City, NJ.

  • Jaradat, R. M., Hamilton, M. A., Ashour, O., & Ma, J. (2017). Virtual Reality Implementation to Improve Systems Thinking Skills - An Engineering Education Case Study. Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference. Pittsburg, PA.

  • Hamilton, M. A. (2017). Virtual Reality Data Visualization Engine. Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group Meeting 71. FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City, NJ.

  • Hamilton, M. A., Jaradat, R. M., Wall, E. S., Jones, P. B., Ray, D., & Dayarathna, V.* (2018). Learning Industrial Engineering Concepts with Immersive Virtual Reality Experiences. Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference. Orlando, FL.

  • Hamilton, M. A., Jones, P. B., & Wall, E. S. (2018). Using Virtual Reality for Decision Reduction Visualizations of Large Datasets. Industrial and Systems Engineering Conference. Orlando, FL.

  • Hamilton, M. A., Jaradat, R. M., Jones, P. B., Wall, E. S., Dayarathna, V., Ray, D., & Hsu, G. (2018). Immersive Virtual Training Environment for Teaching Single and Multi-queuing Theory: Industrial Engineering Queuing Theory Concepts. 2018 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Salt Lake City, UT.

  • Dayarathna, V., Karam, S., Amrani S., Jaradat, R., , Jones, P., Wall, E., Hsu, G., & Hossian N. (2019). Measuring individuals’ systems thinking skills through the development of an immersive virtual reality complex system scenarios. Proceedings of the 126th Annual Conference & Exposition American Society for Engineering Education, Tampa, FL, June 16-19 

  • Mirabolghasemi, M., Hamilton, M., Jones, P., Cole, D., Wall, E., & Jaradat, R. (2019) Understanding the Effectiveness of Using VR to Support Teaching Drilling Trajectory Concepts. Proceedings of the 126th Annual Conference & Exposition American Society for Engineering Education, Tampa, FL, June 16-19

  • Hamilton, M. A., Jaradat, R. M., Jones, P. B., Wall, E. S., Dayarathna, V., Ray, D., & Hsu, G. (2019, June), 2018 Best PIC I Paper: Industrial Engineering Division: Immersive Virtual Training Environment for Teaching Single- and Multi-queuing Theory: Industrial Engineering Queuing Theory Concepts Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--31931

  • Alizadeh, M., Ma J., & Hamilton, M., (2020) Abnormal State Detection with Hybrid ARIMA-WANN in Large Scale Time Series Vehicle Operating Data, Proceedings of the 2020 IISE Annual Conference

  • Elakramine, F., Hossain, N., Jaradat, R., Kerr. C., Banghart, M., Hamilton, M., & Goerger, S., The Application of System Modelling Language (SYSML) in an Aviation Structure and Maintenance System (2020) Conference Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management

Publications 
Journal 
Articles

2013 - 2021

  • Hamilton, M., et al., Effects of BMI and task parameters on joint angle during simulated small parts assembly, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 43 (2013) 417-424. 

  • Hamilton, M., Strawderman, L., Hale, B., & Babski-Reeves, K. Effects of BMI and Task Parameters on Postural Sway during Simulated Small Parts Assembly. Ergonomics 2015, Vol 58, No 3, 504-512.

  • Ma, J., Jaradat, R., Ashour, O., Hamilton, M., Jones, P., & Dayarathna, V.* (2018). Efficacy investigation of virtual reality teaching module in manufacturing system design course. Journal of Mechanical Design, 141(1), 012002

  • Hossain, N., Jaradat R., Hamilton, M., Keating, C., & Goerger, S. (2019). A historical perspective on development of systems engineering: a review and analysis, Journal of Science and Systems Engineering, 29, 1-35, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11518-019-5440-x   

  • Hossain, N., Jaradat, R., Amrani, S., Marufuzzaman, M., Buchanan, R., Rinaudo C., & Hamilton, M., (2020) Modelling and assessing interdependencies between critical infrastructures using Bayesian network: A case study of inland waterway port and surrounding supply chain network. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 198, 106898

  • Lawrance, J. , Hossain, N. , Jaradat, R., & Hamilton, M. (2020). Leveraging a Bayesian Network Approach to Model and Analyze Supplier Vulnerability to Severe Weather Risk: A Case Study of the U.S. Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Following Hurricane Maria. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 49, (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101607

  • Hossain, N., Nagahi, M., Jaradat, R., Shah, C.,  Buchanan, R. & Hamilton, M.,  (2020).  Modeling and assessing cyber resilience of smart grid using Bayesian network based approach: A system of systems problem. Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, 2020, 7(0),1-15, doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jcde/qwaa029

  • Karam, S., Nagahi, M., Dayarathna, V., Ma, J., Jaradat, R., & Hamilton, M. (2020) Integrating systems thinking with multi-criteria decision making technology to recruit employee candidates. Expert Systems with Applications Journal, Volume 160, 1 December 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2020.113585

  • Nagahi, M., Jaradat, R., Goerger, S., Hamilton, M., Buchanan, R., Abutabenjeh, S.,  & Ma, J. (2020).  The Impact of Practitioners' Personality Traits on Their Level of Systems-Thinking Skills Preferences. Engineering Management Journal, 1-18, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10429247.2020.1780817 

  • Nagahi, M., El Amrani, S Jaradat, R., Goerger, S., Hamilton, M., Buchanan, R., Abutabenjeh, S.,  & Ma, J. (2020).  Holistic and Reductionist Thinkers: A Comparison Study Based on Individuals’ Skillset and Personality Types, International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, Vol 10, Issue 4, Pg. 337 - 366

  • Dayarathna, V., Karam, S., Jaradat, R., Hamilton, M., Joshi, S., Ma, J., & Driouche, B. (2020) Assessment of the efficacy of virtual reality teaching module: A gender-based comparison. International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol 36, Issue 6, pg. 1938 – 1955

  • Nagahi, M., Hossian, Niamat, Jaradat, R., Dayarathna, V., Keating, C., Goerger, S., Hamilton, M. Classification of individual managers' systems thinking skills based on different organizational ownership structures, Systems Research and Behavioral Science (2020),    https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2767       

  • Joshi, S., Ma, J., Hamilton, M., Warren, R., Faucette, D., Tian, W., Wang., Y. Implementing Immersive Virtual Reality Technology for Precast/ Pre-stressed Industry Safety Training, Applied Ergonomics 90 (2021) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103286

  • Alizadeh, M., Hamilton M., Jones, P., Junfeng M., and Jaradat, R., Vehicle Operating State Anomaly Detection and Results Virtual Reality Interpretation, Expert Systems with Applications (2021), pg. 114928,  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2021.114928

  • El Amrani S., Hossain N., Karam S., Jaradat R., Nur F., Hamilton M., and Ma J. Modelling and Assessing Sustainability of a Supply Chain Network Leveraging Multi Echelon Bayesian Network, Journal of Cleaner Production (2021), pg. 126855, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126855

  • Dayarathna V., Karam S., Jaradat R., Hamilton M. A., Jones P., Wall E., El Amrani S., Hossain N., and Elakramine F., Systems Thinking Skills via Immersive Virtual Reality Complex System Scenarios. Systems 2021, 9, 40. https://doi.org/10.3390/systems9020040

  • Hamilton, M., Hamilton, D., Soneye, O., Ayeyemi, O., and Jaradat, R. An analysis of the impact of policies and political affiliation on racial disparities in COVID-19 infections and deaths in the USA (2021). International Journal of Data Science and Analytics https://doi.org/10.1007/s41060-021-00284-y

  • Karam, S.; Jaradat, R.; Hamilton, M.A.; Dayarathna, V.L.; Jones, P.; Buchanan, R.K. Exploration and Assessment of Interaction in an Immersive Analytics Module: A Software-Based Comparison. Appl. Sci. 2022, 12, 3817. https://doi.org/10.3390/app12083817

Presentations, Speaking, and Service Engagements

February 2016 - 2019

  • Guest Lecturer, Emerging Technology Class for the Instructional Systems and Workforce Development Department 2019

  • Camp Creator, Mississippi Bulldogs Bytes camp for the Smith County School district in Raleigh, MS in July 2018 and July 2019. The focus of the camp was introducing elementary and middle school students to computer programming using the Code.org paradigm.

  • Guest Speaker, Systems Engineering Seminar, Rabat, Morocco, October 2018

  • Guest Speaker at the University of Tennessee Graduate Seminar on September 2018, Discussed immersive virtual training environments for teaching single and multi-queuing theory

  • Guest Speaker, Digital Manufacturing Working Group, Mississippi State University, April 2018

  • Guest Speaker, Bowmar Elementary Career Day, Provided engineering activities in the area of virtual and augmented reality for 6th grade students 2017

  • Guest Speaker, Engineering Administration Course, Mississippi State University 2017 

  • “The World of 3D Simulation Development using Unity 3D”, Engineering Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS, October 2016

  • “Determining the Applicability of Using KNIME as a Data Mining Module for Big Data”, Mississippi State University Undergraduate Research Symposium, Starkville, MS, July 2016

  • “Human Interface Development and Design using Window Presentation Foundation (WPF)”, Engineer Research and Development Center, Workshop, Vicksburg, MS, June 2016

  • “What is Human System Integration Research for NAVSEA”, Seminar at the High-Performance Computing Center, Engineer Research and Development Center, Feb 2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Member, National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

  • Former President-Charter Member, National Society of Black Engineers Dahlgren Division

  • Vice-President, National Society of Black Engineers Dahlgren Division

  • Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)                                 

  • Former Regional VP, member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (PTK)                                                       

  • Member, Golden Key Honor Society

  • Member, Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society

  • Member, Alliance for Graduate Education in Mississippi (AGEM)

  • Member, Institute of Operation Research and Management Science (INFORMS) 

  • Member, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Honors and Awards

2018 - 2022

  • Rookie Researcher of the Year (2022), North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University College Award.

  • Pathway for Innovation Award (Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Department Award)

  • Dr. Charles J. Cohen Award of Excellence for Science and Technology (Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Honorary Award)

  • Industrial Engineering Division Best Paper Award (2018) at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference

  • Industrial Engineering Educator Outstanding Paper Award (2018) at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference

  • Best Paper Award - Professional Interest Council 1 (2018) at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference

Advising Activities

Advised Graduate Ph.D.

Advised Graduate Masters

Current Advising Students