Frederic McKenzie, professor and chair of the department of computational modeling and simulation engineering in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, died on July 12. He was 55 years old.
Dr. McKenzie joined the faculty at Old Dominion University in 1999. He was promoted to full professor in 2011 and became department chair in 2013. Dr. McKenzie’s research focused on medical modeling and simulation, human behavior representation, and simulation architectures often focusing on aspects of scientific visualization and virtual reality. He held seven U.S. patents.
Professor McKenzie held a bachelor’s degree in engineering, a master’s degree in computer engineering, and a Ph.D. in computer engineering, all from the University of Central Florida.