Patti Iles Aymond
Dr. Patti Iles Aymond is a Senior Scientist for IEM, Inc. (IEM). She has guided the design, development, and use of large-scale simulation systems, such as IEM's revolutionary integrated protective action simulation system, QEM-WorldT. The design basis of QEM-WorldT is Dr. Aymond's specialized general search tree that yields unparalleled storage and search performance. She also designed the simulation control object of the QEM-WorldT traffic simulation model. Dr. Aymond served as Design Coordinator for Phase I of IEM's D2-PuffT - a chemical weapons dispersion model that IEM is extending with enhanced capability for the Soldier Biological and Chemical Command (SBCCOM). In addition, Dr. Aymond developed the plan for bringing D2-PuffT into Department of Defense (DoD) High Level Architecture (HLA) compliance. Dr. Aymond was the Project Leader for a Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) project to develop an automated tool for updating global population information in an effort to reduce collateral effects of military actions. Dr. Aymond was the Senior Design Architect for an analysis support tool developed as part of IEM's Chemical and Biological Warfare Defense Study, which was conducted for DTRA. She designed the architecture, prototype, functional design specifications, and database for IEM's Domestic Anthrax Model. Dr. Aymond holds both a PhD and a BS in Computer Science from Louisiana State University. She is a member of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) Emergency Management Technical Committee, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).