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Kirk A Stork

Faculty Associate - Research
Computer Science

Phone: (775) 392-3368


Retired submarine officer with staff experience in the joint arena. BS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Washington (1989), an MS in Operations Research from Naval Postgraduate School (1996) and a Graduate Certificate in Computer Modeling and Simulation from Portland State University (2008). Attended the Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School in 2003. He is one of the original developers of Simkit, a Java framework for discrete event simulation.

At NPS Kirk works for reimbursable projects performing software development, dev/ops for AWS based projects and combat modeling. Can work on classified projects up to the Secret level, but doing so requires travel to a secure facility.
NPS Experience
  • 2008 - current: Faculty Associate - Research
Other Experience
  • Staff Analyst, CNO Strategic Studies Group
  • Strategic Planner, SSBN Operations
  • Submarine Officer, Retired, U.S. Navy
  • 2003 - 2003 Student, Santa Fe Institute
Research Interests
Modeling and Simulation for Requirements Analysis
Data Science
Combat Modeling
Agent Based Modeling
Serious Games
Teaching Interests
Discrete event simulation, combat modeling and agent-based systems. Web development, Software Engineering, Computer Programming, Dev/Ops, Data Engineering.

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • 2005 Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences
Licensures and Certifications
  • 2008 Graduate Certificate in Modeling and Simulation, Portland State University