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, David | Associate Professor | Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003 |

Modeling, analysis, and management of the Internet and other critical infrastructure network systems | ||

Alt, Jonathan K. | LTC, U.S. Army, Assistant Professor | Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2012 |

Computational Methods, Statistics and Data Analysis, Decision Analysis, Wargaming, Simulation | ||

Appleget, Jeffrey | Senior Lecturer | Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 1997 |

Integer Programming, Wargaming, Combat Modeling, Human, Social, Culture and Behavior modeling, Irregular Warfare and Counterinsurgency | ||

Atkinson, Michael | Associate Professor | Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009 |

Computational Methods, Stochastic Processes, Military and Homeland Security Operations Research | ||

Bradley, Gordon H. | Professor Emeritus | Ph.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 Professor | Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1974 |

Optimization and its Applications, Large-Scale Mathematical Programming | ||

Buttrey, Samuel E. | Associate Professor | Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1996 |

Classification, General Applied Statistics, Computer-Intensive Methods in Statistics | ||

Carlyle, W. Matthew | Professor | Ph.D., Stanford University, 1997 |

Optimization and its Applications, Infrastructure Vulnerability, Large-Scale Mathematical Programming | ||

Craparo, Emily | Assistant Professor | Ph.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. | ||

Dell, Robert F. | Professor | Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1990 |

Optimization and its Applications | ||

Eagle, James N. | Professor | Ph.D., Stanford University, 1975 |

Search and Detection, Applied Probability, Military Modeling | ||

Ewing, P. Lee | LTC, U.S. Army, Ret. Research Associate Professor | Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines, 2002 |

Stationing of Army Forces, Optimization Applications with Decision Analysis | ||

Gaver, Donald P. | Distinguished Professor Emeritus | Ph.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 Systems | MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1976 |

Wargaming, Simulation, Optimization | ||

Hamrick, Thomas A. | LCDR U.S. Navy, Retired, Lecturer | MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1997 |

Probability and Statistics, Statistical Modeling, Game Theory, Military Operations Research | ||

Hughes, Wayne P. | Professor of Practice in Operations Research | MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1964 |

Tactical and Campaign Analysis, Joint Littoral Warfare, Theory of Combat, Naval History | ||

Hyink, Jeffrey | CDR US Navy, Military Faculty, Program Officer | M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2007 |

Jacobs, Patricia A. | Chair, Department of Operations Research and Distinguished Professor | Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1973 |

Stochastic Modeling, Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Statistics and Data Analysis | ||

Kennedy, Quinn | Senior Lecturer | Ph.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 Research | MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1991 |

Applied research in military operational and tactical environments, Joint Campaign Analysis | ||

Koyak, Robert A. | Associate Professor | Ph.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, Moshe | Professor | Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1981 |

Military Operations Research, Combat Modeling, Military Logistics Systems, Bio-Defense Modeling, Decision Analysis | ||

Lin, Kyle | Associate Professor | Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2000 |

Stochastic Modeling, Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Queueing Theory, Game Theory | ||

Lucas, Thomas W. | Professor | Ph.D., University of California at Riverside, 1991 |

Robust Statistical Methodology, Defense and Security Modeling, High-dimensional Design of Experiments | ||

Maher, Kevin | CDR U.S. Navy, Retired, Lecturer | MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1993 |

Probability and Statistics, Inventory | ||

McDonald, Mary | Research Associate | M.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, Connor | LCDR, Military Assistant Professor | M.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 Professor | Ph.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. | LtCol, USMC (Ret), Senior Lecturer | MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1988 |

Cost Estimation, Data Analysis, Regression Analysis, Learning Curves, Optimization, Probability and Statistics, Marine Corps and Aviation Issues | ||

Nussbaum, Daniel A. | Visiting Professor | Ph.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, Douglas | CAPT U.S. Navy, Retired, Senior Lecturer | M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1989 |

Operational and Strategic Campaign Analysis, Probability and Statistics | ||

Pilnick, Steven E. | CAPT U.S. Navy, Retired, Senior Lecturer | Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 1989 |

Military OR Modeling, Search and Detection, Applied Probability Modeling, Optimization Modeling | ||

Purdue, Peter | Professor Emeritus | Ph.D., Purdue University, 1972 |

Applied Probability | ||

Raffetto, Mark A. | LtCol, USMC, Military Faculty | M.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004 |

Testing and Evaluation, Data Mining/Data Science, Decision Analysis, Design of Experiments. | ||

Read, Robert R. | Professor Emeritus | Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1957 |

Estimation, Applied Statistics, Categorical Data Analysis | ||

Rowe, Anton | Research Associate | MS, Stanford University, 1997 |

Royset, Johannes | Associate Chair of Research | Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2002 |

Linear and Nonlinear Optimization ,Stochastic Programming, Nonsmooth Optimization, Network and System Interdiction | ||

Salmeron, Javier | Associate Professor | Ph.D., Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, 1998 |

Optimization, Probability, Electric power system optimization | ||

Sanchez, Paul J. | Senior Lecturer | Ph.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. | Professor | Ph.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 Emeritus | Ph.D., Case Institute of Technology, 1965 |

Logistics Modeling, Military Readiness, Command & Control | ||

Shattuck, Lawrence G. | Senior Lecturer | Ph.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 Professor | Ph.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 | ||

Singham, Dashi | Research Assistant Professor | Ph.D. University of California Berkeley, 2010 |

Simulation, Applied Probability, Statistics | ||

Smith, Kip (Christian) | Senior Lecturer | Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1996 |

Empirical studies of command and control | ||

Szechtman, Roberto | Associate Professor | Ph.D., Stanford University, 2001 |

Applied Probability, Stochastic Modeling, Simulation, Operations and Supply Chain Management | ||

Ward, Peter | CDR, Assistant Military Professor | M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2008 |

Bioinformatics, Joint Operational Logistics Modeling & Optimization, Operational Energy | ||

Washburn, Alan R. | Distinguished Professor Emeritus | Ph.D., Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1965 |

Applied Probability, Search and Detection, Optimization, Combat Models, Game Theory, Undersea Warfare | ||

Whitaker, Lyn R. | Associate Professor | Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1985 |

Reliability, Survival Analysis, Categorical Data Analysis, Isotonic Regression | ||

Wood, R. Kevin | Distinguished Professor | Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1982 |

Optimization, Network Flows, Stochastic Programming, Network and System Interdiction |