BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF PRESIDENT & CEO
Dr Kofi Nyamekye is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Activity-Based Simulation Research, Incorporated (IABSRI). The IABSRI is a small African American-owned technical and scientific research firm in modeling and simulation of any enterprise to achieve superior competitive advantage, through its visionary (SOA)-Based DODAF concepts. It was formerly Nyamekye Research and Consulting (NRC), Incorporated. Through his career, Dr. Nyamekye has developed the educational, research and industrial experience to design and operate any manufacturing production system. As an educator (a former college professor) and a researcher, he has published extensive articles on the design and operation of Cellular Manufacturing Production Systems and Simulation and Modeling of the Traditional Manufacturing Processes. Dr. Nyamekye has received many awards, among them the 1994 Educator of the Year Award from the St. Louis Society of Manufacturing Engineers Chapter 17 and the 1996 Best Paper Award selected by the Engineering Division of the American Foundrymen’s Society.
Under a large research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, he pioneered a computer simulation model for the mold failure of the permanent mold casting process. The model will play an essential part as a federate in a distributed enterprise simulation model for automobile manufacturing supply chain federations. Dr. Nyamekye is a member of the NIST’s International Consortium of Research Scientists called the IMS MISSION. The goal of the MISSION is to integrate and utilize new, knowledge-aware, technologies of distributed persistent data management, as well as conventional methods and tools in various enterprise domains, to meet the needs of globally distributed modeling and simulation.
Under a grant from NIST, Dr. Nyamekye has established the methodology for designing Activity-Based Simulation-- http://www.iienet2.org/uploadedfiles/IIE/Technical_Resources/Archives/SolMag_03-00-03.pdf -- as a federate in the NIST distributed enterprise simulation model for the NIST IMS MISSION. The NIST federation uses the HLA RTI architecture. The model uses the entity relationship (E-R) modeling technique for designing an activity-based costing model with input data from the simulation federates for supply chain optimization.
The emerging Activity-Based Paradigm, which includes Activity-Based Computing for the Cloud, Service-Based Modeling and Simulation, Service-Oriented Architecture and many others such as Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) and Mobile Processes, owes its roots to Activity-Based Simulation. Dr. Nyamekye has extensive prior experience as a senior research scientist in modeling and simulation of complex adaptive distributed enterprise systems for the Boeing’s U.S. Army Future Combat Systems (FCS). He has extensively published on scientific design, multi-agent modeling, and simulation of integrated and adaptive C4ISR system-of-systems (SoS), including the net-centric ecosystem.
Dr. Nyamekye also recently and successfully led the IABSRI's Army Funded Phase-I Base SBIR award. The IABSRI Phase-I Base SBIR and development team included, Boeing and NASA. Among the recent findings of the Phase-I Base efforts, are:
- For the first time, the multi-threaded MMF Paradigm reveals that the Army can build an adaptive force structure which captures the Warfighter as a system -- socially-aware purposeful Warfighter agent -- a critical requirement needed for training and educating future Warfighters for irregular warfares (IW).
- Phase-I Base innovation establishes the technical and scientific foundation for building new weapon systems and sensors especially for IW not previously envisioned by the DoD.
Dr. Nyamekye is also a member of the NIST Simulation Standards Consortium, and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He holds a PhD in Industrial & Management Systems Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
"Even though you meant harm to me, God meant it for good, to achieve his present end, the survival of many people." -- Genesis 50:20