Dr. James A. Wall, a principal investigator with the FAZD Center known for his work with information dashboard technology, co-leads the Center’s Information Analysis Systems theme.
Dr. Wall is director of the Texas Center for Applied Technology (a center within the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station) and associate research professor in industrial and systems engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station.
He has extensive experience in command and control systems, distributed simulation environments, and virtual reality applications. He was the Co-Principal Investigator for the highly successful and commercialized Digital EMS program that connects ER transport with emergency rooms and transmits real-time video and physiological telemetry.
Other relevant programs he leads are the Emergency Management Exercise System, which is used to support Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-sponsored training, and a bio-surveillance common operational picture for the DHS National Bio-surveillance Integration Center. This program won the 2010 DHS Science & Technology Impact Award.
He is the conference chair for the largest simulation conference in the world, the Interservice/Industrial Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (19,000 registrants from 61 countries) sponsored by the National Training and Simulation Association.
In 2009, Dr. Wall was designated as a Regents Fellow by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.