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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Earnie Broughton

Title: Lead Software Developer for VTB/S3D
Department: Department of Electrical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-777-7447
Fax: 803-777-8045
Office: Swearingen
Room 3D25
301 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29208
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Earnie is the Lead Software Developer on the Virtual Test Bed (VTB) and Smart Ship System Design (S3D) projects. In addition to writing code, he supervises the daily activities of the development team for both projects, including mentoring students on programming and professional development best practices. Other responsibilities include gathering stakeholder (Navy, ESRDC Consortium, and private industry) requirements and developing plans for integrating requirements and consortium research into S3D.


  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2002
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2000

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