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Megan Olsen, Ph.D.

Dr. Megan Olsen, Computer Science Department

Dr, Megan Olsen, Computer Science DepartmentProfessor

Phone: 410-617-2852
Office: Donnelly Science 127F

Research Site

Office Hours

Walk-in or by appointment. Students currently in a course with Dr. Olsen should consult Moodle for course office hours.


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2009
  • B.S., Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2005

Courses Recently Taught

  • CS151 - Introduction to programming with python
  • CS455 - Human Computer Interaction
  • CS466 - Operating Systems
  • CS484 - Machine Learning
  • CS703 - Programming for Data Science
  • CS737 - Machine Learning

Selected Publications

  • Megan Olsen, Mohammad Raunak. Chapter 8 - Quantitative Measurements of Model Credibility, Editor(s): Lin Zhang, Bernard P. Zeigler, Yuanjun laili. Model Engineering for Simulation, Academic Press, 2019, Pages 163-187, ISBN 9780128135433.
  • M. Olsen. Stigmergy for Biological Spatial Modeling. Complex Adaptive Systems: Views from the Physical, Natural, and Social Sciences. Carmichael, Ted, Collins, Andrew, Hadzikadic, Mirsad (Eds.). Springer, 2019, 169-197.
  • M. Olsen, M. Raunak. Increasing Validity of Simulation Models Through Metamorphic Testing. IEEE Transactions on Reliability. 68(1):91-108. March 2019.
  • M. Olsen and R. Fraczkowski. Coevolution in Predator Prey through Reinforcement Learning. Journal of Computational Science, 9:118-124, 2015.

Areas of Specialization

  • Complex Systems
  • Self-organizing Systems
  • Computational Biology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Simulation Validation