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Duane T Davis

Senior Lecturer
Computer Science

Phone: (831) 656-2239


Duane T. Davis, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer with the Naval Postgraduate School Computer Science and Information Sciences Departments. He also serves as the Academic Associate for the Cyber Systems and Operations and Applied Cyber Operations programs. Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Davis was a career naval officer, serving for more than 20 years in the aviation community. While on active duty he held leadership positions in both operational and educational environments, and participated in deployments in support of numerous real-world operations. Dr. Davis is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and electronics Engineers, the Naval Helicopter Association, and the Aviation Ordnanceman Association.
NPS Experience
  • 2008 - current: Senior Lecturer
Other Experience
  • 2008 - 2012 Program Officer and Military Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Computer Science Department
  • 2003 - 2006 Ph.D. Candidate, Naval Postgraduate School, Computer Science Department
  • 1989 - 2012 Commander (O-5), United States Navy
Research Interests
Robotic Swarms and Cooperative Multi-Vehicle Systems
Ethics in Autonomous and Unmanned Systems
Cyber Physical Systems
Robot Control Architectures
Real-Time Task Decomposition and Planning
Physically-Based Simulation
Knowledge Representation and Ontologies
Teaching Interests
Advanced Robotic Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Cyber Systems and Operations
Cyber Mission Planning
Cyber Policy and Strategy
Computer Security
Computer Programming


  • 2016 - Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems Symposium Best Application Paper Finalist, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
  • 2016 - International Conference on Robotics and Automation Best Paper Finalist, IEEE
  • 2016 - Secretary of the Navy Innovation Award (honorable mention), Secretary of the Navy