Keynote Speaker


Sen. Joni Ernst

Sen. Joni Ernst

Armed Services Committee, Member

Topic: National concern.

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Speakers and Presenters


Karim Abdel Malek

Dr. Karim Malek

University of Iowa Technology Institute, Director

Virtual Soldier Research Program, Director

Topic: Opening remarks and Overview of Santos and how it can help improve design and test of female body armor.

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Bruce Harreld

Bruce Harreld

University of Iowa, President

Topic: Welcome to the University of Iowa.

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MG Stewart Wallace (Ret)

University of Iowa Technology Institute, Military Adviser

Topic: Introduction of Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Function Team (STE CFT).

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Doug Tamilio

U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (CCDC SC), Director

LTC Stephen Miller

U.S. Army Protective Equipment Office (PEO) Soldier, Product Manager

Karen Gregorczyk

CCDC SC, Soldier Performance Optimization Directorate, Physical Performance Branch 

Topic: U.S. Army Soldier Center and soldier protective equipment briefing.

Harriet Nembhard

University of Iowa College of Engineering, Dean

Topic: Vision for the College of Engineering.

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Kevin Kregel

University of Iowa, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost

Virtual Soldier Research Program, Collaborator

Topic: Overview of Santos and how it can help improve design and test of female body armor.

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Kris Dooley

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL) System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER), Program Analyst

Topic: DHS NUSTL SAVER research on female personal protective equipment (PPE).

Mike Cannizzaro

Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Cross Functional Team Science & Technology Division, Director

Topic: STE technology integration.

LTC Rickardo Christopher

Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI)

Dr. Jerry Higman

Product Office Medical Simulation, Program Manager

Topic: Female trauma manikins.

LTC Glenn Hodges

Naval Postgraduate School, MOVES Institute

CDR Justin Davis

Naval Special Warfare (NSW)

Ben Connable

RAND Corp., Senior Political Scientist

Topic: Human behavior representation in modeling and simulation for U.S. Department of Defense.

Adam Faurot

Titus Human Performance

Scott Ellison

Titus Human Performance

Topic: Secure data management system enabling PII to inform digital twins.

George Tunis

Hardwire, LLC, Founder

Topic: Body armor industry and female PPE.

BG Pete Palmer (Ret)

National Defense Industrial Association Human Systems Division, Vice Chair

Topic: Human Readiness Levels (HRLs) as the new Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs).

Dr. David Metcalf

Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL), Director

Institute for Simulation and Training (IST), University of Central Florida (UCF)

Topic: Avatars and virtual humans at UCF IST

Alison Rubin

Conflict Kinetics, Executive Vice President

Topics: Realistic training to optimize performance with new equipment.

Dr. Dinesh Pai

University of British Colombia 

Topic: Virtual fit testing of female body armor using soft avatars.

Carol McDonald

Gneiss Concept, Founder

3D Body Processing at IEEE Standards Association, Co-Chair

Topic: 3D body image processing update from industry.