Who We Are and What We Do

The UCF Institute for Simulation and Training is an internationally recognized research institute that focuses on advancing human-centered modeling and simulation technology and increasing our understanding of simulation's role in training and education. The institute celebrated 35 years of M&S research achievement 2017.

Founded in 1982 as a research unit of the University of Central Florida and reporting directly to the Vice President for Research and Commercialization, the institute provides a wide range of research and information services for the modeling, simulation and training community. Faculty and staff are distributed among IST's three Central Florida Research Park buildings, Partnership II, Partnership III and the Simulation and Training Technology Center.

The Florida High Tech Corridor boasts of the highest concentration of simulation and training related activities in the nation. IST's primary focus is on human-in-the-loop simulation and modeling of human activity. Other UCF departments focus on science-based simulation; we can help you find those appropriate for your needs.