The Link Foundation Modeling, Simulation, and Training Program was put in place with the following objectives:
- To foster advanced level study in modeling, simulation, and training research;
- To enhance and expand the theoretical and practical knowledge of how to train the operators and users of complex systems and how to simulate the real-world environments in which they function;
- To enable Ph.D. students the freedom to work on their research full time
- To disseminate the results of that research through conferences, journals, and other publications.