Recently, Professor Zhang Lin from the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering of Beihang University won the 2021 SCS Outstanding Professional Contribution Award for his multiple creative contributions to the filed of modeling and simulation.
The SCS Outstanding Professional Contribution Award, sponsored by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS), is given to those who have contributed an innovative concept or product, or formulated creative insight, which has been widely accepted and used by some significant segment of the modeling and simulation community. The award was established in 1992 and is annually awarded to one recipient.
Based on years of research practice and experience on modeling and simulation of complex systems, Professor Zhang Lin creatively proposed model engineering for simulation, and systematic solutions and method frameworks for credible problems in the full life cycle of models. Besides, he provided a way for establishing a systematic and complete basic theory of simulation-based disciplines, which received positive responses from the international simulation community. In 2021, model engineering, as the core content, was incorporated into the latest revised “Knowledge System for Modeling and Simulation” of SCS.
Based on the concept of model engineering, Professor Zhang Lin led his team to develop a new generation of modeling and simulation language to support MBSE (Model-Based Systems Engineering): X language. As currently the first integrated modeling and simulation language that can realize system-level modeling and functional performance simulation verification of complex systems in the world, X language supported both graphics and text modeling methods.
Professor Zhang Lin has also made outstanding contributions to promoting international cooperation in the discipline construction of modeling and simulation, scientific research and education, and has had an essential influence in the international simulation community.
Reported by Ye Fei
Reviewed by Wang Shaoping
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Zang Mingming