Modeling and Simulation Director
Kenneth Running II is modeling and simulation director in SAIC's National Security and Space Sector. Running manages programs, oversees direct technical work, and manages complex simulation development programs. He leads SAIC’s modeling and simulation enterprise modernization through research and development and coordination with stakeholders, developing transformative infrastructure, tools, and techniques.
Running has extensive technical understanding of advanced warfighting architectures and ballistic/hypersonic missile defense system architectures and experience in the development of countermeasures and fire control solutions. He has been with SAIC since 2007, working in various capacities within the fields of aerospace, engineering, and modeling and simulation.
Running has led several teams and departments to develop models and simulations for Department of Defense customers. He has been responsible for technical analysis of sensor options, rules of engagement, concepts of operations, weapons, and hypersonic systems. He has been published in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, a peer review journal.
Running double majored at North Carolina State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in both applied mathematics and aerospace engineering. He earned his master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.