Information & Communications Laboratory
Margaret Loper, is a principal research scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute. She is the chief scientist of the Information & Communications Laboratory and the Chief Technologist of the Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies. She has been involved in modeling and simulation research for more than twenty-eight years, specifically focused on parallel and distributed systems. She has led projects on compliance testing and federation testing, as well as the interoperability of live, virtual and constructive systems. Previous work in causal ordering focused on improving performance of synchronization algorithms by exploiting temporal uncertainty of simulation events. Margaret teaches simulation courses for both academic and professional education, and she is involved in projects that bring modeling and simulation into K-12 education. Her current research is in the area of computational trust algorithms for machine-to-machine communications. Loper earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology, a M.S. in computer engineering from the University of Central Florida, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Clemson University.