The Center for Computer Aided Design (CCAD) is a multidisciplinary research center within the University of Iowa College of Engineering that conducts basic and applied research in computer modeling and simulation. More than 150 researchers in 16 labs—including the Virtual Soldier Research Program—collaborate under the CCAD umbrella, advancing knowledge and innovation in the fields of engineering, medicine, technology, transportation, and more.

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