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The Naval Postgraduate School's Operations Research Department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. It is one of the oldest, largest, and most highly respected OR departments in the U.S. It is without peer in terms of the extent to which graduate education is integrated with a commitment to solving real military problems. Our students and faculty use the latest mathematical modeling ideas and computing technology to penetrate deeply into the analysis of important real-world problems. Analysis is a key word; NPS operations researchers frequently influence decisions and serve as agents for change.

Alderson, DavidAssociate ProfessorPh.D., Stanford University, 2003
Modeling, analysis, and management of the Internet and other critical infrastructure network systems
Appleget, JeffreySenior LecturerPh.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 1997
 Integer Programming, Wargaming, Combat Modeling, Human, Social, Culture and Behavior modeling, Irregular Warfare and Counterinsurgency
Atkinson, MichaelAssistant ProfessorPh.D., Stanford University, 2009
 Computational Methods, Stochastic Processes, Military and Homeland Security Operations Research
Bradley, Gordon H.Professor EmeritusPh.D., Northwestern University, 1967
Countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), Network and Graph Markup Language (NaGML), Extensible Markup Language (XML) for Network Optimization
Brown, Gerald G.Distinguished ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1974
Optimization and its Applications, Large-Scale Mathematical Programming
Buttrey, Samuel E.Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1996
Classification, General Applied Statistics, Computer-Intensive Methods in Statistics
Carlyle, W. MatthewProfessorPh.D., Stanford University, 1997
Optimization and its Applications, Infrastructure Vulnerability, Large-Scale Mathematical Programming
Craparo, EmilyResearch Assistant ProfessorPh.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
 Developing tools and technologies that allow autonomous and semi-autonomous systems to most effectively obtain, analyze, synthesize and utilize information.
DeGrange, WalterCDR, Military Faculty (Lecturer)M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2005
 Naval Operational and Expeditionary Logistics, Network Distribution & Transportation Modeling, Demand Forecasting and Inventory Model Fitting, Data Analysis, Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Dell, Robert F.Chairman, Department of Operations Research and ProfessorPh.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1990
Optimization and its Applications
Dimitrov, NedAssistant ProfessorPh.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2008
 Stochastic Combinatorial Optimization, Network Modeling, Disease Control, Smuggler Interdiction
Eagle, James N.ProfessorPh.D., Stanford University, 1975
Search and Detection, Applied Probability, Military Modeling
Ewing, P. LeeLTC, U.S. Army, Ret. Research Associate ProfessorPh.D., Colorado School of Mines, 2002
Stationing of Army Forces, Optimization Applications with Decision Analysis
Fricker, Ronald, D.Professor, Associate Chair for ResearchPh.D., Yale University, 1997
Statistical methods to detect bioterrorism incidents, Quality control and statistical process control, Warfare modeling and analysis, Military manpower and personnel issues: recruiting, retention, effects of deployment, Survey design and analysis
Gaver, Donald P.Distinguished Professor EmeritusPh.D., Princeton University, 1956
Stochastic Modeling, Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Statistics and Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation, Test & Evaluation Methodology
Halwachs, Thomas E.Senior Lecturer of Operations Research, Director of Financial SystemsMS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1976
Wargaming, Simulation, Optimization
Hamrick, Thomas A.LCDR U.S. Navy, Retired, LecturerMS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1997
Probability and Statistics, Statistical Modeling, Game Theory, Military Operations Research
Hughes, Wayne P.Professor of Practice in Operations ResearchMS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1964
Tactical and Campaign Analysis, Joint Littoral Warfare, Theory of Combat, Naval History
Hyink, JeffreyCDR US Navy, Military Faculty, Program OfficerM.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2007
Jacobs, Patricia A.Distinguished ProfessorPh.D., Northwestern University, 1973
Stochastic Modeling, Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Statistics and Data Analysis
Kennedy, QuinnSenior LecturerPh.D., Stanford, 2002
 Psychological factors that affect older aviators’ flight performance and decision making; the interplay between aging, emotion, and cognition on memory and decision-making.
Kline, Jeffrey E.Professor of Practice in Operations ResearchMS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1991
Applied research in military operational and tactical environments, Joint Campaign Analysis
Koyak, Robert A.Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1985
Applied Statistics, Census Issues, Measurement Error Models, Tracking and Estimation for Air and Missile Defense, Test and Evaluation of Theater Air and Missile Defense Systems, Nonparametric Statistics
Kress, MosheProfessorPh.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1981
Military Operations Research, Combat Modeling, Military Logistics Systems, Bio-Defense Modeling, Decision Analysis
Lin, KyleAssociate ProfessorPh.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2000
Stochastic Modeling, Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Queueing Theory, Game Theory
Lucas, Thomas W.ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Riverside, 1991
Robust Statistical Methodology, Defense and Security Modeling, High-dimensional Design of Experiments
Maher, KevinCDR U.S. Navy, Retired, LecturerMS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1993
Probability and Statistics, Inventory
McCauley, MikeResearch ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1979
Human System Integration, Human Factors Engineering, Simulation and Training, Human Behavior Modeling, Ship Motion and Human Performance, Human Perception and Performance
McDonald, MaryResearch AssociateM.S. Applied Mathematics (Operations Analysis Track), NPS 1997
Design of Experiments, Modeling & Simulation, Complex Adaptive Systems, Evolutionary Algorithms and Coevolution, High-Dimensional Data Analysis
McLemore, ConnorLCDR, Military Assistant ProfessorM.S. Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2010 and M.A. National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, 2011
 Research Interests: air warfare, command and control, real-time asset-mission assignment
Miller, Nita (now Shattuck)Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of Texas, 1982
 Human Factors and Human Systems Integration, Human Performance and Information Processing, Fatigue and Circadian Rhythms, Human Decision Making, Team Performance
Mislick, Gregory K.Senior LecturerMS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1988
Cost Estimation, Data Analysis, Optimization, Aviation Issues
Nussbaum, Daniel A.Visiting ProfessorPh.D., Michigan State University, 1971
Cost/benefit analyses, Life cycle cost estimating and modeling, PPBES and budget preparation and justification, Decision analysis, Risk assessment, Performance measurement, Earned value management, Activity based costing, and Total cost of ownership analyses
Otte, DouglasCAPT U.S. Navy, Retired, Senior LecturerM.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1989
Operational and Strategic Campaign Analysis, Probability and Statistics
Pilnick, Steven E.CAPT U.S. Navy, Retired, Senior LecturerPh.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 1989
Military OR Modeling, Search and Detection, Applied Probability Modeling, Optimization Modeling
Purdue, PeterProfessor EmeritusPh.D., Purdue University, 1972
Applied Probability
Read, Robert R.Professor EmeritusPh.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1957
Estimation, Applied Statistics, Categorical Data Analysis
Rowe, AntonResearch AssociateMS, Stanford University, 1997
Royset, JohannesAssociate ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2002
Linear and Nonlinear Optimization ,Stochastic Programming, Nonsmooth Optimization, Network and System Interdiction
Salmeron, JavierAssociate ProfessorPh.D., Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, 1998
Optimization, Probability, Electric power system optimization
Sanchez, Paul J.Senior LecturerPh.D., Cornell University, 1986
Simulation output analysis and meta modeling, Statistical experiment design, Loosely coupled software architectures, Object-oriented modeling, Simulation data structures, Graph-based modeling of complex systems
Sanchez, Susan M.ProfessorPh.D., Cornell University, 1986
Applied and data-intensive statistics, Design and analysis of simulation experiments, Quality and robust design, Active learning
Schrady, David A.Distinguished Professor EmeritusPh.D., Case Institute of Technology, 1965
Logistics Modeling, Military Readiness, Command & Control
Seagren, Chad (Major)Assistant Professor & OAD Liaison OfficerPhD, George Mason University, 2010
 Manpower Modeling, Aviation Logistics, Agent-Based Modeling & Simulation, Political Economy, Public Choice
Shattuck, Lawrence G.Senior LecturerPh.D., The Ohio State University, 1995
Teaching Human Factors Engineering, Experience Engineering Psychology Design and Applications, Experimental Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Error, Anthropometrics and Biomechanics, General Psychology
Shattuck (née Miller),
Nita L.
Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of Texas, 1982
Human Factors and Human Systems Integration, Human Performance and Information Processing, Fatigue and Circadian Rhythms, Human Decision Making, Team Performance
Silvestrini, RachelAssistant ProfessorPh.D., Arizona State University, 2008
Design and Analysis of Experiments, Simulation Methodology
Singham, DashiResearch Assistant ProfessorPh.D. University of California Berkeley, 2010
 Simulation, Applied Probability, Statistics 
Smith, Kip (Christian)Senior LecturerPh.D., University of Minnesota, 1996
 Empirical studies of command and control
Szechtman, RobertoAssociate ProfessorPh.D., Stanford University, 2001
Applied Probability, Stochastic Modeling, Simulation, Operations and Supply Chain Management
Washburn, Alan R.Distinguished Professor EmeritusPh.D., Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1965
Applied Probability, Search and Detection, Optimization, Combat Models, Game Theory, Undersea Warfare
Whitaker, Lyn R.Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Davis, 1985
Reliability, Survival Analysis, Categorical Data Analysis, Isotonic Regression
Wood, R. KevinDistinguished ProfessorPh.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1982
Optimization, Network Flows, Stochastic Programming, Network and System Interdiction

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