We thank our research sponsors for their forward thinking and support of MP:
- Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER)
- Naval Research Program (NRP)
- Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC)
- Naval Air Weapons Station - China Lake (Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC))
- NPS Foundation and Alumni Association
- Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
- Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC)
- Office of Naval Research (ONR)
- Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
- National Security Agency (NSA) and National Cryptologic School (NCS)
- Naval Warfare Studies Institute (NWSI)
We would like to recognize the important role that students have played in the discovery of emergent behaviors in MP models, especially the work by Joanne Pilcher, Brant Revill, Cassie Nelson, Jordan Bryant, Stephan Mathos, Anthony Constable, Cody Reese, Richard Thrutchley, and Chris Krukowski. John Palmer and Hannah Nilles contributed the first experiments with assigning probabilities to events in MP to compute whole scenario probabilities, a feature that was added to MP version 3.5. John Quartuccio has contributed a methodology for writing behavior templates in MP to make behavior patterns searchable. Monica Farah-Stapleton has contributed a methodology for counting function points in MP models to estimate cost. Joey Rivera participated in the early days of MP research, developing a method and prototype software that uses event attributes to conduct quantitative analysis of MP models, a feature that was added to MP version 3.5. Special thanks go to Megan Mosher for developing a beginners-level tutorial for MP, and for her help with the MP website.
We thank the NPS leadership and the Center for Educational Design, Development, and Distribution (CED3) for their support to the MP project.
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