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David A Garren

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (703) 786-3766


David Alan Garren is an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. He has over 28 years of experience in applied research in various disciplines, including radar, image processing, and signal processing. He has 20 refereed journal publications and 51 conference publications. He is the author of 7 U.S. Patents. He received the B.S. degree from Roanoke College, Salem, VA, in 1986 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, in 1988 and 1991, respectively.
NPS Experience
  • 2012 - current: Associate Professor
Other Experience
  • 1997 - 2012 AVP and Technical Fellow, SAIC; Chantilly, VA
  • 1995 - 1997 Systems Engineering Specialist, Raytheon E-Systems; Garland, TX
  • 1994 - 1995 Research Scientist, SAIC; McLean, VA
  • 1991 - 1993 ONR Postdoctoral Fellow, Naval Research Laboratory; Washington, DC
Research Interests
Synthetic Aperture Radar
Target Signatures
Radar Imaging
Teaching Interests
Radar Systems
Electronic Warfare
Signals Intelligence
Digital signal processing
Computer Networking


  • 2018 - Granted Academic Tenure at NPS on 01 July 2018, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2006 - Selected to be a SAIC Technical Fellow and a member, Science and Technology Fellow Council (STFC)
  • 2006 - Elevated to Assistant Vice President of Technology at SAIC, Science Applications International Corporation
  • 2001 - Elevated to Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 2001 - Served on the Technology Development Team, National Security Space Architecture Space-Based Radar Congressionally Directed Action Team
  • 1986 - Salutatorian of graduating class at Roanoke College
  • 1983 - Recipient of a Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Scholarship for all years at Roanoke College
  • 1983 - Recipient of a David Bittle Scholarship at Roanoke College, Roanoke College

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2001 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Licensures and Certifications
  • 1996 Masters Equivalent in Systems and Software Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, October 1996, University of Texas at Austin