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Dr. William Oberkampf


Dr. William Oberkampf has 54 years of experience in research and development in fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and solid mechanics. During the last 25 years he has focused on research, applications, and teaching of verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification of modeling and simulation.

He is co-author of the book Verification and Validation in Scientific Computing published by Cambridge University Press.

He is a Fellow of AIAA and a Fellow of NAFEMS.


David Moorcroft

David Moorcroft is the Lead of the Biodynamic Research Team at the Federal Aviation Administration where he focuses on occupant protection and crashworthiness. He holds undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from the Engineering Science and Mechanics department at Virginia Tech. During his 20+ years with the FAA, he has emphasized the need for establishing rigorous approaches for determining computational model credibility. Since 2004, David has been involved with the creation of verification and validation standards. He is the chair of the ASME Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification (VVUQ) in Computational Modeling and Simulation standards committee, former chair of the VVUQ for Solid Mechanics committee, and a former Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification.