Loyola University Maryland

Department of Computer Science

Dr. Megan Olsen

Dr, Megan Olsen, Computer Science DepartmentProfessor

Email: mmolsen@loyola.edu
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
Sibren Isaacman

Sibren Isaacman

Sibren Isaacman, Ph.D., sees firsthand how Loyola’s computer science program prepares students to successfully communicate data and statistics while working in the field

Computer Science