Dan M. Davis
Commander, USN, Ret.
Research Associate Professor
Catholic Polytechnic University
Director for Technical Initiatives
At the Wood Duck Research Corp.
Scientific Computation Consultant:
The Information Sciences Institute
Institute for Creative Technologies
University of Southern California

Web: http//:www.hpc-educ.org
Cell Phone: 1-(310) 909-3487
eMail:dmdavis@acm.org

Dan Davis focuses his research and community activities on virtual human-conversation technology, computer-generated therapeutic avatars, large-scale military simulations, educational uses of computing, globally distributed computing, and the use of high performance, parallel computers. He has been in academic research for decades as a member of the technical staff at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech,) the University of Southern California (USC), and the University of Hawai'i. He holds an appointment as a Research Associate Professor at the Catholic Polytechnic University. He has also been active as an independent consultant for Government and Academic entities.

Funded for ten years by the U.S. Joint Forces Command and RDECOM, his team has conceived, developed and delivered products that have been demonstrated to the Director of Defense Research and Engineering, the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology, the late Senator Daniel Inouye, former Senator Hillary Clinton, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, numerous flag officers, and other major policy-setters. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on this work (see below) and is frequently invited to speak on these and associated topics.

Educational achievements include a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1973 and a Juris Doctors in 1975, both from the University of Colorado in Boulder. While at Boulder, he was a student in the Quantitative Psychology discipline and participated in computational science research on intelligent agents and computer-assisted learning. It was here that he first wrote programs to run on high-performance computers, conceiving and programming an experimental Operations Research program in FORTRAN on one of Seymour Cray's early machines, a CDC 6500. The program was designed to analyze and quantify the impact of various employment selection criteria with subsequent performance. His later work in the Graduate School of Business Administration at CU focused on Organizational Behavior and the quantification and computer analysis of management topics. His studies in Law School there were capped by a research paper on the impact of tax policy on social behavior.

He has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He taught primarily Introduction to Psychology and Business Law at Blair College, Colorado Springs, from 1980 to 1985, where he was once selected as Instructor of the Term. In 1986 he also taught a course in Negotiations to Masters candidates in Denver for the University of Phoenix. He was certified to teach Psychology, Business Law, Corporations, Statistics, and Personnel Management by the State of Colorado. As of the Summer of 2021, his 90 publications have been cited 511 times by other authors. As a researcher, he has been active in High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC), focusing on agent-based models, since 1988.

His professional career includes practicing law with his father for 10 years, 1975-1985, (admitted to Colorado State, Federal and the US Supreme Courts). Shortly after his father's death, he was recruited by Martin Marietta to act as a federal contracts manager on a large DoD classified contract. In 1988 he was transferred to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena as Project Classification Manager and Software Engineer and to advise on security and contractual issues. In 1992, he was appointed as the Assistant Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research at Caltech, where he participated in research proposals, government/industry relations, publications, administrative duties and executive functions for the $15M/year Center for Advanced Computing Research. In 1999, he assumed the position of Associate Director for Strategic Development at the Information Sciences Institute, a 350-person research division of USC. He then was the Director for Finance and Contracts at the Maui High Performance Computing Center, University of Hawai'i. In 2002, he returned to USC to become the Director of the Joint Experimentation on Scalable Parallel Processors Project (JESPP), a DoD simulation effort using HPCC.

After semi-retirement, he has been largely engaged as an independent consultant, working on the JESPP project at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) and as a consultant on three U.S Navy projects at the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). Both ISI and ICT are research institutes of USC and both are located just North of Los Angeles International Airport. The JESPP project provided scalable code to the U.S. Joint Forces Command allowing more than ten million individual vehicle and pedestrian independent agents to be simulated in a global-scale terrain database and the ICT projects enabled on-line mentoring via the use of Virtual Human conversations. He has also been asked to lecture and speak at other educational institutions on a variety of topics. He is the Director of Technology Initiatives at Wood Duck Research Inc., which is headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina. His most recent technical work is reflected in the professional papers listed below.

As an experienced government relations practitioner, over the last three decades Dan has led or participated in proposal efforts up to $600M. He was a section-lead on a proposal that won $181M in 2001 and twice was on teams that won $600M awards, only to have the projects canceled prior to execution. He has mentored junior personnel on his insights from working with government, industry and foundation leaders. Dan has briefed dozens of US Senators and Members of the House of Representatives, as well as General and Flag Officers and government civilian Senior Executive Service personnel. He has been selected on several occasions to host or brief important visiting executives from Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Intel.

He has been active in design rule checking algorithm research, large-scale distributed simulations for the DoD and in researching supercomputer uses in education. He was the Chairman of the Coalition of Academic Supercomputing Centers for 1998 and Chaired the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation in 1999. He was on several committees at the University of Southern California and various professional conferences, e.g. he currently serves on two Standing Study Groups (SSGs) of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO): the Exploration of Next Generation Technology Applications to Modeling and Simulation and the XR Interoperability SSGs. Based largely on his extensive publication record and professional leadership positions, Dan was elevated to Senior Member status in the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) in 2009. He is an Erdős 3 via Laura Ekroot and Robert McEliece.

In 2021, Dan was appointed as a Research Associate Professor at the Catholic Polytechnic University, located in the San Gabriel Valley in California. His duties will include both teaching and research. The thrust of his research is computer support of education and psychometrics; his teaching is centered on technical writing and the administration of government sponsored research. At CPU Dan has been active in curricula development and faculty assessment.

He served as a cryptologist and linguist on active duty in the USMC (1967-1971), including two Vietnam War tours in Southeast Asia, one in-country at Phu Bai and Con Thien and one at Ramusan Station, Thailand, just 30 miles South of the Mekong River at Vientiane Laos. After completing his four years of active duty, he had been promoted to Staff Sergeant. He joined the Naval Reserve while in Law School and was a drilling reservist for several decades, achieving the rank of Commander, US Naval Reserve, having been commissioned in the Cryptologic Specialty area. He finished his career as the Commanding Officer of two Naval Reserve Security Group cryptologic units, one in Topeka Kansas and one in Denver Colorado. He has served significant tours of active duty at MCRD CA, Camp Pendleton CA, Camp Lejeune NC, Vietnam, Thailand, Pensacola FL, Washington DC, Arlington VA, Homestead AFB FL, San Diego CA, Fort Meade MD, Norfolk VA, Misawa Japan, Naples Italy, and London UK.

Journal Articles

Benjamin D. Nye, Dan M. Davis, Sanad Z. Rizvi, Kayla Carr, William Swartout, Raj Thacker & Kenneth Shaw (2020). Feasibility and Usability of MentorPal, a Framework for rapid Development of virtual Mentors. Journal of Research on Technology in Education.

Amburn, E.P., Burns, D.P., Davis, D.M., & Lucas, R.F. (2016). Facilitating V-Model Analyses: Data Visualization for Test and Evaluation. The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation. 37(3), 246-256

Tran, J.T., Yao, K-T., Lucas, R.F., Davis, D.M., & Burns, D.P. (2016)., System Engineering a Scalable Cyber Warfare Test Environment. The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation. 37 (1), 34-43

Lucas, R.F., Davis, D.M., & Burns, D.P. (2015). System of Systems Complexity Addressed by Practical Adiabatic Quantum Computing. The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation. 36(4). 311-321

Davis, D. M., Wagenbreth, G., Lucas, R. F., & Gregory, P. C., (2011). The Test and Evaluation Uses of Heterogeneous Computing: GPGPUs and Other Approaches. The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation. Fairfax, Virginia. 32(4)

Yao, K-T., Ward, C. E., & Davis, D. M. (2011). Data Fusion of Geographically Dispersed Information: Experience with the Scalable Data Grid. The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation Fairfax Virginia. 32(4)

Yao, K-T., Davis, D., & Lucas, R. (2006). Supercomputing’s Role in Data Problems and Its Contribution to Solutions. The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation. Fairfax, Virginia, Sep-Oct, 2006. 27(3), 57-59

Lucas, R., Davis, D., & Yao, K-T. (2006). High Performance Computing Facilities for Joint Military Simulation Data Management. The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation. Fairfax, Virginia

Gottschalk, T. D., Amburn, P., & Davis, D. M. (2005). Advanced Message Routing for Scalable Distributed Simulations. The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications. Methodology, Technology, 2(1), 17-28

Davis, D.M., Lucas, R., Amburn, P., & Gottschalk, T. (2005). Joint Experimentation on Scalable Parallel Processors. The ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation. Fairfax, Virginia, 2005

Conference Papers
(Most on-line via his web site: http://www.hpc-educ.org/Papers.html )

Davis, M.C., Yao, K-T., Davis, D.M., & Barnhill, D. H. (Pending 2022). Conversationally Adept Virtual Humans Technologies: Autonomous Combat Team Members' 'Incarnation'. In the Proceedings of the ModSim World Conference. Norfolk, Virginia

Davis, M.C., Morgan, B.L., & Davis, D.M. (Pending 2022). Advancing Virtual Conversation Efficacy: Technologies to Enable Predictive Language Initiation. In the Proceedings of the ModSim World Conference. Norfolk, Virginia

Badua, A.V.Y., Davis, D.M., Morgan, B.L., & Davis, M.C. (Pending, 2021). Virtual Conversationality Requires Emerging Meta-Discipline to Enable "Human Discourse". In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2021.

Davis, D. M., Rosenberg, M. & Burns, D.P. (2021). Disseminating Standards Effectively: Conceptualizing Communications Plans to Enhance Adoption. Proceedings of the SISO Simulation Innovation Workshop , Orlando, Florida

Davis, D.M., Stassi, F.J., Davis, M.C. & Ristuccia, K.J. (2021). Inculcating Metacognition and Critical Thinking: Pedagogical Infrastructures Employing Virtual Humans. In the Proceedings of the SISO Simulation Innovation Workshop. . Orlando, Florida

Davis, D.M., Jaksha, E., & Guizani, S. (2020). Hardware and Software Enhancements: Conversational Computer Agents with Initiative. In the Proceedings of the ModSim World Conference, Norfolk, Virginia

Davis, D.M., Burns, D.P, Morgan, B.L., Barnhill, D.H., & Davis, M.C. (2020). Populating a Virtual Conversation Database: Community Data Collection and Analysis. In the Proceedings of the ModSim World Conference, Norfolk, Virginia

Davis, D. M., Davis, M.C., Burns, D.P., Jaksha, E., & Guizani, I. (2020). Establishing Metrics and Creating Standards: Quantifying Efficacy of Battlefield Simulations. In the Proceedings of the SISO Simulation Innovation Workshop. Orlando, Florida: SISO

Davis, D. M., Rosenberg, M., Davis, M.C., Burns, D.P., Jaksha, E., & Guizani, I. (2020). Proactive Natural Language Processing: Addressing Terminology Disparity and Team Coalescence. In the Proceedings of the SISO Simulation Innovation Workshop. Orlando, Florida:SISO

Davis, M. C., Young, N.L.H., & Davis, D. M. (2019). Enhancements for Homeschooling and ADL: Virtual Humans, Technologies and Insights. In the Proceedings of the ModSim World Conference. Norfolk, Virginia

Shaw, K., Davis, D.M., Rizvi, S.Z., & Davis, M.C. (2019). Quantum Computing: Evaluating Potential Quantification of Projective Psychological Test Scoring. In the Proceedings of the ModSim World Conference. Norfolk, Virginia

Davis, D.M., Phelps, C. L., & Stassi, F. J. (2019). Pedagogical Tools to Enhance Analytic Skills: Interactive Virtual Tutorial Environments. In the Proceedings of the ModSim World Conference. Norfolk, Virginia

Yao, K-T., Davis, D. M., Liu, J. J., & Kaimakis, N. J. (2018). New Technologies to Enhance Computer Generated Interactive Virtual Humans. In the Proceedings of the SISO Fall Simulation Innovation Workshop. Orlando, Florida:SISO

Davis, M.C., Stassi, F.J., & Davis, D.M. (2018). Innovative Education Technologies: Optimizing Future Information Comprehension Capabilities. In the Proceedings of the SISO Fall Simulation Innovation Workshop. Orlando, Florida:SISO

Davis, D. M., Predovich, K.B., Stassi, F.J., Spaulding, H., Shaw, K & Nye, B.D. (2018). Enhancing Menteeship: Improving Career Selection for Potential DoD Personnel. In the Proceedings of the SISO Fall Simulation Innovation Workshop. Orlando, Florida:SISO - Awarded Best Paper presentation in the System Lifecycle and Technologies Track

Beck, S., Carr, K., Davis, D. M., Nordhagen, J. N., & Nye , B. D. (2018). Virtual Mentors in a Real STEM Fair: Experiences, Challenges, and Opportunities. In Third International Workshop on Intelligent Mentoring Systems (IMS 2018).Proceedings

Burns, D.P., Davis, D.M., & Nordhagen, J. N. (2018). Systems Engineering: Optimizing Creation of Virtual Conversational Human. In the Proceedings of the ModSim World Conference. Norfolk, Virginia

Kaimakis, N.J., Davis, D.M., Breck, S., & Nye, B.D. (2018). Domain-Specific Reduction of Language Model Databases: Overcoming Chatbot Implementation Obstacles. In the Proceedings of the ModSim World Conference. Norfolk, Virginia

Davis, D.M., Kaimakis, N.J., & Spaulding, H. (2018). Critical Thinking Training: Proven New Technologies for Engaging DoD Personnel. In the Proceedings of the ModSim World Conference. Norfolk, Virginia.

Davis, Mark C., Robinson, Douglas W., Kaimakis, Nicholas, J., & Davis, Dan M. (2017). Patent Law and Defense Technology: Original Intent and Current Practice. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2017

Nye, B., Swartout, W., Campbell, J., Krishnamachari, M., Kaimakis, N., & Davis, D. (2017). MentorPal: Interactive Virtual Mentors. Based on Real-Life STEM Professionals. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2017

Elstad, E.C., & Davis, D.M. (2017). Implementing Innovative Constructivism: An Architected Approach to Enhancing STEM Education. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2017

Burns, D.P., Petersen, L. J., Davis, D.M., & Yao K-T. (2016). Advanced Technologies to Enable Simulation of Life-Cycle Sustainment of Weapon Systems. In the Proceedings of the SISO Fall Simulation Innovation Workshop. Orlando, Florida: 2016

Davis, D.M., Lucas, R.F., & Burns, D.P. (2015). Practical Adiabatic Quantum Computing: A New Capability for the Test and Evaluation Community. ITEA Annual Technology Review. Huntsville, Alabama: ITEA

Amburn, E.P., Davis, D.M., Lucas, R.F., & Burns, D.P. (2015). Data Visualization for Test and Evaluation: Challenges, Opportunities and Emerging Technologies. ITEA Annual Technology Review. Huntsville, Alabama

Yao, K-T., Tran, J.T., Lucas, R.F., Davis, D.M., & Burns, D.P. (2015). Implementing a Scalable Test Environment Simulation for Cyber Warfare. ITEA Annual Technology Review, Huntsville. Alabama.

Tran, J. J., Castello, B. R., Lucas, D. W. H. R. F., Yao, K. T., & Davis, D. M. (2015). Employing High Performance Computing to Realize a Cyber Quick-Reaction Training Environment. In the Proceedings of ModSIM World. Norfolk, Virginia, March, 2015

Lucas, Robert F., Gene Wagenbreth, John J. Tran, David R. Pratt, & Dan M. Davis. (2013). Practical Adiabatic Quantum Computing: Implications for the Simulation Community. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2013

R.F. Lucas, G. Wagenbreth, D.M. Davis, & R.G. Grimes, (2012) Multifrontal Factorization on Heterogeneous Multicore Systems. In the Proceedings of the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra. Valencia, Spain, June 22, 2012

Gottschalk, T. D., Yao, K-T., Wagenbreth, G., & Davis, D. M. (2010 Implementing Emerging High Performance Computing and Data Management Technologies in Agent Based Simulations. In the Proceedings of the WinterSim2010 Conference. Baltimore, Maryland

Gottschalk, T. D., Yao, K-T., Wagenbreth, G., & Davis, D. M. (2010 Distributed and Interactive Simulations Operating at Large Scale for Transcontinental Experimentation. In the Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM Distributed Simulations and Real Time Applications 2010 Conference. Fairfax, Virginia

Davis, D. M., Roberts, D. W., & Baer, G. D. (2010). Developing a Research Administration Course for Academics: A Need Too Long Ignored. In the Proceedings of the SISO Fall 2010Simulation Interoperability Workshop. Orlando, Florida

Lucas, R. F., Wagenbreth, G., Yao, K-T., Davis, D. M., & Jeong, J. H. (2010). Equation-Based Models in Discrete-Element and Agent-Based Simulations. In the Proceedings of the SISO Fall 2010 Simulation Interoperability Workshop , Orlando, Florida

Davis, L. K., Curiel, J., & Davis, D. M. (2010). HITL and Metacognition: Self Analysis and Leadership Enhancement During Simulations. In the Proceedings of the SISO Fall 2010 Simulation Interoperability Workshop. Orlando, Florida

Wagenbreth, G., Lucas, R. F., Yao, K-T., Davis, D. M., & Ward, C. E. (2010). Nondisruptive Data Logging: Tools for JFCOM Large-scale Simulations. In the Proceedings of the SISO Fall 2010 Simulation Interoperability Workshop. Orlando, Florida

Tran, J. J., Smith, J.P., Davies, W. A., Adame, V. B., Davis, D. M., & Andrews, J. B. (2010). Building a Technology Center for Iraqi Air Force Communications Training. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2010

Davis, D. M., Wagenbreth, G., Lucas, R. F.& Gregory, P. C. (2010). The Test and Evaluation Uses of Heterogeneous Computing: GPGPUs and Other Approaches. In the Proceedings of the ITEA Annual Technology Review. Charleston, South Carolina

Wagenbreth, G., Davis, D. M. & Lucas, R. F. (2010). GPGPU Programming Courses:Getting the Word Out to the Test and Evaluation Community. In the Proceedings of the ITEA Annual Technology Review. Charleston, South Carolina

Lucas, R. F., Wagenbreth, G., & Davis, D. M. (2010). System Analyses and Algorithmic Considerations in CUDA Implementations for Complex Simulations. In the Proceedings of the ITEA Annual Technology Review. Charleston, South Carolina

Yao, K-T., Ward, C. E., & Davis, D. M. (2010). Data Fusion of Geographically Dispersed Information: Experience with the Scalable Data Grid. In the Proceedings of the ITEA Annual Technology Review. Charleston, South Carolina

Lucas, R. F., Wagenbreth, G., Davis, D. M., & Yao, K-T. (2010). Potential Uses of GPGPU-Enhanced Cluster Computing in MCAE Simulations for Non-linear Mechanical Dynamics. In the Proceedings of the HPCMP Users Group Conference. Schaumburg, Illinois

Davis, D. M., Lucas, R. F., Wagenbreth, G., Roberts, D. W., & Brewton, C. (2010). The Future Uses for the GPGPU-Enhanced Cluster at JFCOM. In the Proceedings of the HPCMP Users Group Conference. Schaumburg, Illinois

Lucas, R. F., Wagenbreth, G., Davis, D. M., & Grimes, R. G. (2010). Multifrontal Computations on GPUs and Their Multi-core Hosts. In the Proceedings of VECPAR ’10. Berkeley, California

Davis, D. M., Baer, A.M., Davis, L. M.,& Gottschalk, T. D. (2010). Applying HPCC Technology to Systemic Diversity Dilemmas. In the Proceedings of the Australian Computers in Education Conference. Melbourne, Australia, April 2010

Davis, D. M., Lucas, R. F., Gottschalk, T. D., Wagenbreth, G., & Agalsoff, J. (2009). FLOPS per Watt: Heterogeneous-Computing’s Approach to DoD Imperatives. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2009

Lucas, R. F., Davis, D. M., Wagenbreth, G., & Tran, J. J. (2009). Operational Use of a Large GPGPU-Enhanced Linux Cluster. In the Proceedings of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program Users' Group Conference. San Diego, California, 2009

Lucas, R. F., Davis, D. M., Wagenbreth, G., Tran, J. J., & Ceranowicz, A. (2009). Experimental Use of a Large GPGPU-Enhanced Linux Cluster. . In the Proceedings of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program Users' Group Conference. San Diego, California, 2009

Tran, J. J., Lucas, R. F., Yao, K-T, Wagenbreth, G., Davis, D. M., & Bakeman, D. J. (2008). A High Performance Route-Planning Technique for Dense Urban Simulations. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2008

Davis, D. M., Lucas, R. F., Wagenbreth, G., & Tran, J. J. (2008). Effectively using a Large GPGPU-Enhanced Linux Cluster. In the Proceedings of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program Users' Group Conference. Seattle, WA, 2008

Davis, D.& Moore, J. (2007) FPGA and GPUs as Accelerators for Linux Clusters. In the Proceedings of the International Test and Evaluation Association M&S Conference. Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2007

Davis, D.M., Gottschalk, T., & Davis, L. (2007). High Performance Computing Allows Simulation to Transform Education. In the Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference. Washington, DC, 2007

Davis, L. K., & Davis, D. M. (2007) Implementing New Educational Technology for 21st Century DoD Leadership Development. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2007

Davis, D.M., Lucas, R., Wagenbreth, G., Tran, J., & Moore, J. (2007, June). A GPU-enhanced cluster for accelerated FMS. In DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program Users Group Conference, 2007 (pp. 305-309). IEEE

Lucas, R. F., Davis, D. M., & Wagenbreth, G. (2007). Implementing a GPU-Enhanced Cluster for Large-Scale Simulations. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2007

Gottschalk, T., & Davis, D. (2006). Application of Proven Parallel Programming Algorithmic Design to Aggregation-Deaggregation Problems. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2006

Davis, D.M., & Davis, L,M. (2006). Educational Extensions of Large-Scale Simulations Enabled by High Performance Computing. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2006

Davis, D.M. (2006). Large-Scale Simulations and Transcontinental Data Management and Analysis. Presented at the 4th Cluster Symposium On the Use of Commodity Clusters for Large-Scale Scientific Applications 2006. Baltimore, Maryland, July 2006

Pratt, D.R., Amburn, P., Lucas, R.F., & Davis, D.M. (2006). Petascale Computing for Military Operations. In the Proceedings of the Simulation Interoperability Workshop. Baltimore, Maryland, July, 2006

Davis, D.M., & Lucas, R.F. (2006). Joint Experimentation, Data Management and Analysis Enabled by Trans-Continentally Distributed Linux Clusters. HPCMP Users' Group Conference. Denver, Colorado. June, 2006

Davis, D.M., & Baer, G.D. (2006). Providing Scalable Simulations, Environments and Data Structures for Theatre of War Analysis and Training. Presented at International Training and Education Conference. London, UK

Davis, D. M., & Baer, G.D. (2005). High Performance Computing Facilities for Joint Military Simulation Data Management. presented at ITEA Modeling and Simulation Conference. Las Cruces, NM, 2005

Wagenbreth, G., Yao, K-T., Davis, D.M., Lucas, R., and Gottschalk, T. (2005). Enabling 1,000,000-Entity Simulations on Distributed Linux Clusters. WSC05-The Winter Simulation Conference. Orlando, Florida,

Davis, D.M., Baer, G.D., & Gottschalk, T. (2004). 21st Century Simulation: Exploiting High Performance Parallel Computing and Advanced Data Analysis. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida

Davis, D.M., Lucas, R.F. Gottschalk T.D., & Amburn E.P. (2004). Upgrading to Large Linux Clusters: JESPP's Experience in Scaling up to 512 Processors. Presented at the HPCMP Symposium - On the Use of Commodity Clusters for Large-Scale Scientific Applications - 2004. Annapolis Maryland

Lucas, R.F., & Davis, D.M. (2003). Joint Experimentation on Scalable Parallel Processors, (2003. In the Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Simulation, Training and Education Conference. Orlando, Florida, 2003

Brunett, S., Davis, D.M., Gottschalk, T.D., Messina, P., & Kesselman, C. (1998). Implementing Distributed Synthetic Forces Simulations in Metacomputing Environments. In the Proceedings of the Seventh Heterogeneous Computing Workshop. Orlando, Florida, March 1998

Messina, P., Brunett, S., Davis, D.M., Gottschalk, T., Curkendall, D., & Seigel, H. (1997). Distributed Interactive Simulation for Synthetic Forces. In the Proceedings of the 11th International Parallel Processing Symposium. Geneva, Switzerland, April 97

Messina, P., Davis, D.M., Brunette, S., Gottschalk, T., Curkendall, D., Ekroot, L., & Lawson, C. (1997). Synthetic Forces Express: A New Initiative in Scalable Computing for Military Simulations. In the Proceedings of the Simulation Interoperability Workshop. Orlando, March 1997

Invited Speaker

Davis, M.C., & Davis, D.M. (2018). Identifying Shortcomings in Data Comprehension: Advanced Technology for E-Learning Enhancement. Poster session presented at iFEST, Innovation, Instruction & Implementation, Presented at the Federal eLearning Science and Technology, Arlington Virginia, August, 2018. Featured live demonstration of MentorPal

Davis, D. M. (2016 The Need for Better Technical Writing Education: Why Can't Our Scientists and Engineers Write Better?. Presented at the Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science, Long Beach, CA, 2016

Davis, D. M., Gottschalk, T. D., & Lucas, R. F. (2007 Consistency between Various Abstraction Layers: Approaches to the Aggregation/De-aggregation Problem . Presented at the DARPA Future of Constructive Simulation Workshop. San Diego, CA, 2007

Lucas, R. F., Gottschalk, T. D., & Davis, D. M. (2007). Scalable Distributed Systems and Data Management: Advanced Architectures and Individual Entity Parallelization. Presented at the DARPA Future of Constructive Simulation Workshop. San Diego, CA, 2007

Davis, D. M., Interactive High Performance Computing: Lessons Learned. In the Interactive Computing Birds of a Feather, at the 4th Cluster Symposium On the Use of Commodity Clusters for Large-Scale Scientific Applications 2006, Baltimore, Maryland, July, 2006

Davis, D.M., Scoping, Specifying and Satisfying the Need for Large-Scale Distributed Data Management. Presented at the 3rd Cluster Symposium On the Use of Commodity Clusters for Large-Scale Scientific Applications 2005, Arlington, Virginia, July, 2005

Davis, D.M., Interactive HPC for Forces Modeling and Simulation: HPCMP's Distributed Center for JFCOM's JESPP Project. Presented at the HPCMP User Group Conference. Nashville, Tennessee, June, 2005

Davis, D.M. (2004). Joint Experimentation on Scalable Parallel Processors. Presented at the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA), Modeling and Simulation Workshop. Las Cruces, New Mexico, December, 2004

Davis, D.M. (2004). Large-Scale Military Simulations on Linux Clusters: Update, Remote DCs and Interactive Ops. Presented at the 2nd Annual Symposium on the On the Use of Commodity Clusters for Large-Scale Scientific Applications. Arlington, Virginia, July, 2004

Davis, D.M., Large-Scale Intelligent Agent Simulations on Linux Clusters: Applications, Implementations, and Implications. Presented at the Symposium on the On the Use of Commodity Clusters for Large-Scale Scientific Applications, Arlington, Virginia, July, 2003

Technical Reports

Lucas, R. F., Wagenbreth, G., Tran, J. J., & Davis, D. M. (2012). Multifrontal sparse matrix factorization on graphics processing units. Technical Report, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Tech. Rep. ISI-TR-677

Davis, D. M., & Lucas, R. F. (2010). Joint Experiment on Scalable Parallel Processor Supercomputers. AFRL-RI-RS-TR-2010-075 Final Technical Report, Air Force Research Laboratory/IFTC, Rome, New York. DTIC ADA516717

Davis, D. M., & Lucas, R. F. (2006). Joint Experiment on Scalable Parallel Processors (JESPP) Parallel Data Management. AFRL-IF-RS-TR-2006-164 Final Report. Air Force Research Laboratory/IFTC, Rome, New York. DTIC ADA451492

Lucas, R.F., Wagenbreth, G., & Davis, D.M. (2006). Polymorphous Computer Architectures (PCA) Technology Transition to Joint Semi Automated Forces (JSAF) , AFRL-IF-RS-TR-2006-255 Final Technical Report . DARPA, Arlington, Virginia DTIC ADA456918