Daniel B. Koch, Senior R&D Staff
Phone: (865) 241-9096
Fax: (865) 574-6275
PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla (1984).
MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla (1979).
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla (1977).
Research Experience and Interests
Dr. Koch joined ORNL in 2005 after spending 10 years in industry and 18 years in academia. His current efforts are focused on creating a software framework for combining discrete-time simulation with geospatial data in a virtual environment for homeland security applications.
From 1987 to 2005, Dr. Koch was a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He was also Associate Director of the joint UT/ORNL Center for Homeland Security (2005). Efforts included assisting in founding the Tennessee Homeland Security Consortium – a grouping of research universities in the state to help find solutions to security problems of national scope. At UTK, he also founded and directed the Applied Visualization Center (1996-2004). Research activities primarily focused on 3D visual simulations for homeland security applications. Sponsors included DHS/TSA through the National Safe Skies Alliance and the Technical Support Working Group (US Government) through Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Earlier, he founded and led the Electrical Engineering Communications, Information, and Signal Processing Group (1987–1999). Research sponsors included Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Brunswick Corporation, Philips Labs, and the Tennessee Valley Authority among others. Academic duties included teaching graduate courses in communications, information theory, and digital signal processing. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee, Dr. Koch worked in the aerospace industry (1978-1987).
Dr. Koch’s research interests include modeling, simulation, visualization, and digital signal processing.