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Susan Marie Sanchez

Operations Research
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-2780


  • 2017 - INFORMS Fellow, INFORMS (Institute of Operations Research and the Management Sciences)
  • 2016 - Titan of Simulation, Winter Simulation Conference
  • 2015 - Gus Schaefer Award, Defence Operations Research Symposium (DORS), held concurrently with MODSIM2015, Gold Coast, Australia
  • 2015 - International Keynote Speaker, Defence Operations Research Symposium 2015, held concurrently with MODSIM2015, Gold Coast, Australia.
  • 2014 - NATO Scientific Achievement Award, NATO Science & Technology Organization
  • 2014 - Richard W. Hamming Faculty Award for Interdisciplinary Activities, NPS Foundation
  • 2013 - Bernard Koopman Prize, INFORMS Military Applications Society

Scholarly Work

  • Book Chapter
  • Sanchez, S. M., & Sanchez, P. J, (2017). Better Big Data via Data Farming Experiments. Advances in Modeling and Simulation - Seminal Research from 50 Years of Winter Simulation Conferences (pp. 159-179). Springer International Publishing AG.
  • Conference Proceeding
  • Sanchez, S. M, (2018). Data farming: Better data, not just big data. Piscataway, New Jersey IEEE.
  • Sanchez, S. M., Sanchez, P. J., & Purdue University, H. W, (2018). Work smarter, not harder: A tutorial on designing and conducting simulation experiments. Piscataway, New Jersey IEEE.
  • Upton, S. C., Mcdonald, M. L., Sanchez, S. M., & Zabinsky, H. M, (2017). Invoking "ARTeMIS" -- the multi-objective hunt for diverse and robust alternative solutions. Piscataway, NJ USA: IEEE.
  • Marlow, D. O., Sanchez, S. M., & Sanchez, P. J, (2017). Assessing the impact of the bathtub failure rate curve on fleet performance using designed simulation experiments. Australia, December:
  • Mcdonald, M. L., Sanchez, S. M., McDonald, M. L., Goerger, S. R., & Karl, A. T, (2016). Tradespace Analysis for Multiple Performance Measures. Piscataway, NJ USA: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc..
  • Sanchez, P. J., & Sanchez, S. M, (2015). A Scalable Discrete Event Stochastic Agent-Based Model of Infectious Disease Propagation. US: IEEE.
  • Marlow, D. O., Sanchez, S. M., & Sanchez, P. J, (2015). Testing aircraft fleet management policies using designed simulation experiments. Australia: Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Journal Article
  • Marlow, D., Sanchez, S. M., & Sanchez, P. J, (2019). Testing policies and key influences on long-term aircraft fleet management using designed simulation experiments. Military Operations Research, .
  • Sanchez, P. J., & Sanchez, S. M, (2018). Orthogonal 2nd order space-filling designs with insights from simulation experiments to support test planning. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, .
  • Sanchez, S. M, (2018). Data from fitting Gaussian process models to various data sets using eight Gaussian process software packages. Data in Brief, (18), 684-687.
  • Sanchez, S. M, (2018). Data farming: reaping insights from simulation models. Chance, 2(31), 45-52.
  • Sanchez, S. M, (2018). Comparison of Gaussian process modeling software. European Journal of Operational Research, 2018(266), 179-192.
  • Morgan, B. L., Schramm, H. C., Smith, J. R., Lucas, T. W., Mcdonald, M. L., Sanchez, P. J., Sanchez, S. M., & Upton, S. C, (2018). Improving U.S. Navy Campaign Analyses with Big Data. Interfaces, 2(48), 130-146.
  • Duan, W., Ankenman, B. E., Sanchez, S. M., & Sanchez, P. J, (2017). Sliced full factorial-based Latin hypercube designs as a framework for a batch sequential design algorithm. Technometrics, 1(59), 11-22.