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Douglas P Horner

Research Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-3821


1981-1985 Boston University Dual Degree Economics/Math
1989-2004 Naval Special Warfare Officer (SEAL)
1995-1997 Naval Postgraduate School Dual Masters (Applied Mathematics/Special Operations Low Intensity Conflict)
2001-2007 Research Associate Naval Postgraduate School
2007-2018 Research Assistance Professor Naval Postgraduate School
2007 Co-Director NPS Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research
2015 Directory NPS Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research
NPS Experience
  • 2007 - current: Research Assistant Professor
  • 2001 - 2007: Research Associate
Other Experience
  • 1989 - 2001 Navy Special Warfare Officer (SEAL), U.S. Navy
Research Interests
Autonomy for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
Multi-Domain Network Control Systems
Machine Learning
Robotic Mapping
Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
Feature Based Navigation for AUVs
Teaching Interests
Machine Learning
Guidance Control and Navigation