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Douglas J MacKinnon

Research Associate Professor
Information Sciences
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-1005
Education
  • PhD - Stanford University 2007
    Major: Civil and Enviornmental Engineering
  • BE - Stanford University 2006
    Major: Civil and Enviornmental Engineering
  • MS - Naval Postgraduate School 2000
    Major: Information Technology Management
  • MS - Naval Postgraduate School 1992
    Major: Operations Research
  • BS - United States Naval Academy 1985
    Major: Operations Research
Other Experience
  • 2006 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Stanford University
  • 2002 Lecturer, Crichton College
  • 2002 Lecturer, Park University
  • 2001 Lecturer, University of Memphis
  • 2007 Research Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2005 - 2007 Graduate Research Assistant, Stanford University
  • 2001 - 2002 Lecturer, University of Arkansas
  • 2000 - 2002 Director of Analysis for Commander, Naval Recruiting Command
  • 1995 - 1997 Operations Officer and Smart Ship Project Manager, USS Yorktown (CG-48)
  • 1993 - 1994 Operations Officer, USS Moosbrugger (DD-980)
  • 1988 - 1990 Fire Control Officer, USS South Carolina (CGN-37)
  • 1985 - 2005 Retired, U.S. Navy
  • 1985 - 1988 Navigator, Deck, Engineering, USS El Paso (LKA-117)
Research Interests
Study of knowledge flow (learning and forgetting), knowledge inventory, and knowledge management. Conducted graduate research at Stanford University and Naval Postgraduate School (2003-2007). Continuing research on knowledge growth and decay with Professors Ray Levitt and Michael Ramscar (Stanford) exploring how managerial interventions that impact individual learning and forgetting of skills among individuals in project groups quantitatively affect project organizations. This research triangulates data from empirical learning situations, synthetic experiments, and computational simulation modeling.

RESEARCH GRANTS:
Co-Principal Investigator with Zhao, Y., Gallup, S., MacKinnon, D. Received from approval to NPS acquisition Program for the FY13 research project: "Application of Lexical Link Analysis Web Service to Acquisition Visibility Portal." $100,000 July, 2012
Co-Principal Investigator with Zhao, Y., MacKinnon, D., Brutzman, D. Received from approval to NPS Acquisition Program for the FY13 research project: "Applying MMOWGLI Social Media Brainstorming with Lexical Link Analysis to Strengthen the Acquisition Process." $100,000, August, 2012
Principal Investigator Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC), Norfolk, VA, for "Shipboard UAS Employment Tactics (TACMEMO) at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, $190,000 for FY2012.
Co-Principal Investigator with Gallup, S.P. for Fleet Forces Command for Innovation and Experimentation Program in Support of Trident Warrior 2011 at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, $900,000 for FY2012.
Co-Principal Investigator with Gallup, S.P. for Fleet Forces Command for Innovation and Experimentation Program in Support of Trident Warrior 2011 at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, $927,000 for FY2011.
Co-Principal Investigator with Gallup, S.P. for Fleet Forces Command for Sea Trial support for Trident Warrior 2011 at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, $900,000 for FY2011.
Principal Investigator with Zhao, Y. for "MDA Acquisition: Toward Real-time Program-awareness via Lexical Analysis" by Maritime Defense and Security Research Program, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, $30,000 for FY2011.
Principal Investigator with Zhao, Y, Gallup, S for "Towards Real-time Program-awareness via Lexical Analysis," Navy Recruiting Command, Millington, TN, $71,000 for FY2011.
Principal Investigator with Zhao, Y, Gallup, S for "Towards Real-time Program-awareness via Lexical Analysis," Graduate School for Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduates School, Monterey, CA, $100,000 for FY2010.
Principal Investigator with Zhao, Y. for "MDA Acquisition: Toward Real-time Program-awareness via Lexical Analysis" by Maritime Defense and Security Research Program, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, $50,000 for FY2010.
Principal Investigator for "Improving Healthcare Delivery for PTSD: An Interrelated Approach Leveraging Systems Engineering and Organizational Design," with Gallup, S.P. Kennedy, Q., and McKenzie, S by National Center for PTSD, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, $30,000 for FY2010.
"Matching Navy Recruiting Needs Using Social Networking and Lexical Link Analysis," with Zhao, Y. and Gallup, S., $87,000 for FY2010
Principal Investigator for Distributed Joint Information, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) via Empire Challenge 2009 (EC09) final Lessons Learned Report, $100,000 for FY2009.
Principal Investigator for Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Spiral-1 Capability Assessment at the Naval Postgraduate School, Cebrowski Institute, $800,000 for 2008 and 2009.
Center for Edge Power grant from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (OASD/NII), through its Command & Control Research Program (CCRP) and managed by the Center for Edge Power, Naval Postgraduate School, approximately $105,000, for 2005 - 2007.
The Clarkson H. Oglesby Fellowship Fund at Stanford University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, $10,000, for spring 2007.
Teaching Interests
Probability and Statistics
War Gaming Analysis
Simulation
War Gaming
Methods in Operations Research
Probability and Statistics for Systems Engineers
Operations Research for Information Warfare
Analytic Planning Methodology
Modeling and Simulation
Operations Management
Decision and Data Analysis

Awards

  • "Battle E" medals for superior ship of the class
  • "Sea Service Deployment Ribbons"
  • 2014 - Wayne E. Meyer Award for Teaching Excellence in Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2005 - Best Student Paper, International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS) conference
  • 2005 - Navy Commendation Medals for superior instruction, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2004 - Navy Commendation Medal for superior leadership aboard USS Moosbrugger
  • 2004 - Recognized for Outstanding Instruction in Operations Research, Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2002 - Navy Commendation Medal for superior analysis, Navy Recruiting Command
  • 2000 - Navy Commendation Medals for superior instruction, Naval Postgraduate School

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 1990 Member, Military Operations Research Society