About the Director
John A. "Drew" Hamilton, Jr., Ph.D., is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of MSU's Center for Cyber Innovation. Previously he served as Alumni Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Auburn University where he established Auburn's Cyber Security program. He is a Fellow and former President of the Society for Modeling & Simulation, International (SCS), and former Chair of ACM's Special Interest Group on Simulation (SIGSIM).
During his active duty career in the United States Army, he commanded HQs & HQs Battery, 1st Bn. 5th Field Artillery, Battery A, 8th Bn., 8th Field Artillery, Service Battery, 1st Bn, 8th Field Artillery and Battery F (sep), 7th Field Artillery and qualified in nuclear/chemical targeting. Dr. Hamilton served as the first Director of the Joint Forces Program Office at SPAWAR working command & control interoperability and on the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Faculty of the United States Military Academy, as well as Chief of the Ada Joint Program Office. Dr. Hamilton is a graduate of the Naval War College with distinction.