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Douglas Maxwell

US Army Research Lab
Science and Technology Manager
United States
Douglas Maxwell conducts research into the use of virtual environments for strategic applications as a Science and Technology Manager for the U.S. Army Research Lab, Simulation and Training Technology Center in Orlando, Florida. He is the founder of the Military Users of Virtual Worlds working group and serves as a virtual world technology advisor to the Office Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Readiness. He is the director of the Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy (MOSES), which is exploring extremely flexible virtual environments such as real time terrain warping in response to explosions, context switching artificial intelligence behavior models, and computational steering in response to trainee input. He was awarded a patent related to automated terrain generation and multiple engineering and innovation excellence awards from the U.S. Navy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master of science in Mechanical Engineering with a significant course background in software engineering. Mr. Maxwell is currently pursuing a Ph. D. in Modeling and Simulation at the University of Central Florida.