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Thor Martinsen

Assistant Professor
Applied Mathematics
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-2581
NPS Experience
  • 2017 - current: Assistant Professor
Other Experience
  • 2010 - 2012 Commanding Officer, Center for Information Dominance Unit Monterey
  • 2008 - 2009 Deputy Information Warfare Commander, PELELIU Expeditionary Strike Group (PELESG)
  • 2007 - 2009 Cryptologic Resource Coordinator, Amphibious Squadron THREE
  • 2003 - 2005 Electronic Warfare Officer and Ship's Cryptologist, USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3)
  • 2000 - 2003 Senior Watch Officer & Navy Department Head, NSA/CSS Hawaii / NSGA Kunia
Research Interests
Cryptography & Coding Theory
Combinatorial Mathematics
Logic and Discrete Mathematics
Computer Security and Cyber Warfare
Teaching Interests
Cryptography
Combinatorics
Logic and Discrete Mathematics
Computer Security and Cyber Warfare

Awards

  • 2017 - General Omar N. Bradley Fellowship in Mathematics, Omar N. Bradley Foundation (USMA)
  • 2013 - NPS Joint Service Warfare Faculty Award, Military Officers Association of America
  • 2013 - Elected Member, Eta Kappa Nu national Electrical and Computer Engineering honor society
  • 2013 - Elected Member At Large, Upsilon Pi Epsilon national computer science honor society
  • 2006 - Elected member, Pi Mu Epsilon national mathematics honor society
  • 2000 - Elected member, Alpha Chi national academic honor society

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Member, American Mathematical Society
  • Associate Fellow Institute for Combinatorics and Its Applications
  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Member, IEEE Information Theory Society
  • Member, International Association for Cryptologic Research
  • Member, Naval Order of the United States
  • Member, Navy Cryptologic Veterans Association
Licensures and Certifications
  • 2007 CNSSI 4013, NSA
  • 2007 CNSSI 4014 , NSA
  • 2007 NSTISSI 4011 , NSA