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Michael A Hamilton
Associate Director


Phone: (601) 619-5133

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Dr. Michael A. Hamilton is an Associate Director at Mississippi State Institute for System Engineering Research (ISER) in Vicksburg, MS. He received his Doctorate, Master and Bachelor degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Mississippi State University and has a graduate certificate in Modeling, Simulation, and Visualization Engineering from Old Dominion University. He also received two certifications in Big Data Analytics from University of California, San Diego and Data Science from John Hopkins University. He worked several years in the printing manufacturing industry where he served in numerous positions such as a Manufacturing Engineer, Global Expansion Engineer, and the Manager of Production Operations for the Memphis Division at Mimeo.com.

While attending Mississippi State, Dr. Hamilton developed in-depth research in the effects of obesity in assembly manufacturing and minimizing disruption of freight and passenger flow in the event of terrorist attacks or natural disasters. He has also participated in sponsored research by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) investigating the effects of ship motion on human performance aboard the Littoral Combat Ship, developing human performance algorithms to minimize the effects of motion, fatigue, and temperate on board ship platform, evaluating the Ammunition Canister Protection for the MRAP MATV, and the ETOWL Lightening the Warfighter Load for the Marines Expeditionary Warfighter Squad.

Currently, he is the technical lead for Big Data Analytic and Visualization, and Surrogate Modeling efforts in conjunction with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).
Research Interest:
Modeling and Simulation
Human Systems Engineering
Physical Ergonomics
Data Science
Big Data Analytics
Data Visualization
Augmented and Virtual Reality

Selected PublicationsTotal Publications by Michael A Hamilton:  12 
Hamilton, M. A., Mead, P., Kozub, M., & Feild, A. (2016). A Gesture Recognition Model for Robotic Systems of Military Squad Commands. Interservice/Indstry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITEC). Orlando, FL.

Feild, F., & Hamilton, M. A. (2015). Goal Reaching Kinematic Chain Using a General Purpose Inverse Kinematic Approach. INFORMS. Philadelphia, PA.

Hamilton, M. A., Strawderman, L., Hale, B., & Babski-Reeves, K. (2015). Effects of BMI and Task Parameters on Postural Sway During Simulated Small Parts Assembly. Ergonomics. 58(3), 504-512.

Hamilton, M. A. (2014). Detecting Key Inter-Joint Distances and Anthropometry for Static Gestures Development Using Opitcal Motion Tracking. Human Factors and Ergonomics Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.

Abdel-Malek, K., Arora, J., Bhatt, R., Marler, T., Squire, P., & Hamilton, M. A. (2014). Enhanced Technologies for Optimization of Warfighter Load (ETOWL) - Human Simulation Interface. International Summit on Human Simulation. Tokyo, Japan.