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Marine Corps’ Landmark PhD Program Celebrates First Technical Graduate
When the Marine Corps developed its new Doctor of Philosophy Program (PHDP), the service recognized the need for a cohort of strategic thinkers and technical leaders capable of the applied research an... Read More

How-to Book on the Craft of Wargaming Hits the Streets
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) scholars in the field of wargaming have authored a seminal work that lays out a detailed planning guide for defense planners and analysts in a new book, “The Craft of W... Read More

NPS Faculty Help Princeton Undergrad Explore Missile Defense Tactics
In August 2019, Princeton ROTC student MIDN 1/C Kara Dowling visited the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to conduct research with members of the university’s Operations Research (OR) department for he... Read More

NPS Students Research Impact of Stress on Learning, Performance
NPS Department of Operation Research students Lts. Lindsay Clements and Clarese Neill are performing a series of experiments looking into the effects of stress training on learning retention. Clement... Read More

In Memorium: Legendary Strategist and Fleet Tactics Author Wayne P. Hughes
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) lost one of its most treasured teachers with the passing of retired Navy Capt. Wayne P. Hughes, professor of practice in military operations research and Dean Emeri... Read More

NPS Sleep Research Takes on Amphibious Operations
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently led a research mission across the Pacific Ocean which may vastly improve the Navy’s understanding of how sleep can boost crew performance during arduous am... Read More

Navy Officer to Receive Summer Quarter’s MORS/Tisdale Award
Three U.S. Navy students from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Operations Research (OR) presented theses examining a variety of operational dynamics such as supply chains, chemical an... Read More

Longtime Operations Research Professor Becomes New GSOIS Dean
Dr. Rob Dell, professor and past chair of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Operations Research is the new dean of the university’s Graduate School of Operational and Information Scien... Read More

Marine’s thesis honored with multiple student awards
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Operations Research (OR) awarded Marine Corps Capt. Courtney Thompson the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Stephen A. Tisdale Thesis Award ... Read More

Susan Sanchez Celebrated as a Pioneer in Operations Research
NPS Department of Operations Research Professor Susan Sanchez was featured as one of ten pioneering women in the field of operations research (OR) in the latest edition of the respected professional m... Read More

Navy Officer to Receive Winter Quarter’s MORS/Tisdale Award
Three upcoming Winter quarter graduates from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Operations Research (OR) presented their theses to a panel of five judges, along with an audience of facu... Read More

Singapore, NPS continue longtime academic exchange program
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Kevin Wheeler is working toward a dual master’s degree in operations research and engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). But unlike many of the overachievers who s... Read More

Four NPS Faculty Recognized as Distinguished Professors
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recognized four of its top faculty by conferring the honored title of Distinguished Professor in recognition of their exceptional and sustained scholarly, teaching ... Read More

Workshop Updates NPS Data Scientists on Current Research
Doctoral students from prestigious universities across the nation recently convened at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to share their latest research in data science and analytics. The second ann... Read More

Summer Quarter’s MORS/Tisdale Award Recipient Named
The NPS Department of Operations Research (OR) held its summer quarter Military and Operations Research Society (MORS) Stephen A. Tisdale Graduate Research Award competition in Glasgow Hall, Aug. 23. ... Read More

Student Wargaming Activities Address Sponsors’ Direct Needs
In the near future, a crisis suddenly flares up on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao, and U.S. Marines are called to action to evacuate U.S. civilians trapped in a hostile city. The nearest ... Read More

NPS Professors Honored With Navy’s Distinguished Service Award
Two Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) professors have received the highest honorary award bestowed on Navy civilians by the Secretary of the Navy. Operations research (OR) professors Gerald Brown and N... Read More

NPS Launches Interdisciplinary Data Science and Analytics Group
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has just stood up a new interdisciplinary working group to streamline the way data science is developed, taught and shared at the university and beyond. The format... Read More

Operations Research Grad’s Analysis Recognized by CJCS
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus was recently honored by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford for his work in text analysis and security cooperat... Read More

Annual NRWG Connects Navy's Issues to NPS Researchers
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) held its latest annual Naval Research Working Group (NRWG), April 10-12, 2018, on the university’s campus in Monterey. The NRWG serves as a forum for Navy and Marin... Read More

NPS’ MOVES Institute Reflects on 30 Years of Virtual Reality
For the past 30 years, virtual reality has proven to be a foundational technology, one that has completely changed the way humans interact with machines, opening new doors and possibilities that are s... Read More

Military Operations Research Society Selects Thesis Award Recipient
The NPS Department of Operations Research (OR) held its latest Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Tisdale Thesis Award competition in Glasgow Hall, March 8. Four finalists were selected to pr... Read More

Former CJCS Offers Candid Look at America’s Greatest Challenges
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Adm. Mike Mullen addressed NPS students, faculty and staff on the challenges facing America today and our way forward during the latest Secretary ... Read More

Operations Research Professor Honored with INFORMS Fellowship
Professor of Operations Research Susan Sanchez has been elected a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), one of the highest and most prestigious designa... Read More

NPS’ Sleep Study Research Leads to Fleetwide Policy
NPS Professor of Operations Research (OR) Dr. Nita Shattuck has spent more than a decade working tirelessly to enhance crew performance by developing watchbills that match a human’s natural circadian ... Read More

NPS Faculty, Students Develop Strategic Missile Defense Tool
In May 2017, the United States successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile in the first-ever test of the U.S.’s long-range, anti-missile capabilities. While impactful, it is just th... Read More

Marine Corps Student Brings Elite Athlete Discipline to Her NPS Studies
Before Marine Corps Capt. Kate Herren was a student in the Space Systems and Operations program at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), she competed at the highest levels of her sport with the U.S. Na... Read More

Latest Cyber Endeavour Tackles Deterrence in and Through Cyberspace
The DOD Information Operation Center for Research, located at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), sponsored the 2017 Cyber Endeavour conference hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, Pa.,... Read More

NPS Operations Research Professor Wins Two Prestigious INFORMS Awards
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Distinguished Professor of Operations Research (OR) Dr. Gerald G. Brown accomplished something no other OR practitioner ever has … He was awarded both the 2016 INFORMS ... Read More

NPS Says Farewell to Former Provost Board Member
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) was saddened to learn of the passing of former university provost and long-time NPS Board of Advisors (BOA) member, Dr. Jack Borsting, Aug. 16. “Jack was a true fr... Read More

New Ops Research Professor Contributes to Understanding of Military Suicides
NPS Department of Operations Research Assistant Professor Andrew Anglemyer recently published an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine titled, “Suicide Rates in Active Duty Personnel, 2005-2011.”... Read More

Navy’s Use of Sleep-Optimized Watchbill Continues to Rise
“The judge said, ‘If the Lieutenant j.g. had veered left instead of right he could have killed someone. In my mind he got behind the wheel equivalent of being drunk … and I blame you for this, you’re ... Read More

NPS IT Secures $1 Million Grant to Expand HPC Capabilities
A team of researchers and information technology experts at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) has secured nearly $1 million in funding from the High-Performance Computing (HPC) Modernization Program... Read More

NPS Researchers Lay the Foundation for an Ultra High-Speed Navy Vessel
A futuristic vessel soars like an aircraft across the electric blue Pacific at more than 100 knots, carrying 25 exhilarated Sailors to a destination in the fraction of the time of any other boat in th... Read More

NPS Says Farewell to Fall Quarter Graduates
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) said farewell to 331 graduates earning 333 degrees from every U.S. branch of military service and from 29 countries during its fall Quarter Graduation Ceremony at K... Read More

Distinguished Ops Research Professor Named AAAS Fellow
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Operations Research Distinguished Professor Patricia Jacobs has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for ... Read More

NPS Student Advances Fuel-Saving Optimization Model
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student Lt. Cmdr. Korban Blackburn is developing an optimization tool dubbed the Optimized Transit Tool Easy Reference (OTTER), which has the potential to save the Navy... Read More

Portal Provides Tools, Promises Needed Sailor Rest
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Operations Research Associate Professor Nita Shattuck’s long struggle to improve the amount and quality of Sailor rest at sea has led to the creation of a... Read More

Students Use Design Thinking to Forecast Future of Civil Affairs
NPS defense analysis students and Civil Affairs (CA) officers, U.S. Army Majs. Sam Hayes and Ken Nguyen, organized a Design Thinking workshop, March 3-6, for the thesis capstone project in Dr. Nancy R... Read More

Sailor-Optimized Watch Schedules Continue to Gain Traction
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Operations Research Associate Professor Nita Shattuck has led a long line of NPS students on a mission to improve the lives of their fellow service member... Read More

SEED Center Research Team Earns NATO Scientific Achievement Award
A team of faculty and researchers from the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Simulation, Experiments and Efficient Design (SEED) Center for Data Farming has been honored with a 2014 NATO Science and T... Read More

Navy’s Energy Czar Examines NPS Education, Research Programs
Assistant Secretary of the Navy – Energy, Installations and Environment retired Vice Adm. Dennis McGinn traveled to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Oct. 29, to see first hand the work that studen... Read More

Former CJCS, NPS Alumnus Inducted into National Academy of Engineering
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) alumnus and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff retired Navy Adm. Mike Mullen was recently inducted into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for “for app... Read More

Defense Analysis Professor Champions Design Thinking’s Problem-Solving Potential
At a recent commencement address, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Defense Analysis (DA) Professor and Chair Dr. John Arquilla discussed the “big, game-changing ideas” percolating at NPS,... Read More

Senior Brazilian Officer Honored With Distinguished Alumni Award
Military Advisor for the Minister of Defense, Vice Admiral Almir Garnier Santos of the Federal Republic of Brazil Navy was presented with the Naval Postgraduate School’s Distinguished Alumni Award dur... Read More

NPS Mentors Work to Close the Gender Gap in STEM
It’s no secret that women are historically under-represented in the STEM disciplines, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and have been for some time. Since 1990, the National Resear... Read More

One-of-a-Kind Distance Learning Program Develops DOD’s Cost Estimators
“Cost and effectiveness estimates form the basis for decisions regarding future Naval forces and weapon systems.” These words, as written in SECNAV Instruction 5223.2, are part of the guiding vision ... Read More

NPS Faculty, Student Team Helps Navy Rethink Arctic Process Models
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Oceanography Research Professor Tim Stanton is once again studying the effects of environmental change in the world’s polar regions, but this time he and ... Read More

NPS Special Report: Supporting the COCOMs – U.S. Southern Command
Throughout the U.S. Southern Command’s organization, a network of partnerships with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif. on several high-visibility initiatives continues to have a d... Read More

NPS Professor Dr. Nita Shattuck Honored With Surface Navy Association's Literary Award
In the wake of a time that requires the fleet to “do more with less,” somewhere sleep is overlooked in the equation of mission readiness.  Navy tradition didn’t necessarily include sleep to begin... Read More

NPS Supply Corps Student Honored With Prestigious Batchelder Award
Naval Postgraduate School operations analysis student Lt. John Sprague was officially presented with the Navy League of the United States Vice Adm. Robert F. Batchelder Award by university President, ... Read More

NPS Workshop Launches a Continuum of Education, Analysis on the Navy’s Most Challenging Issues
Students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently participated in a warfare innovation workshop designed to challenge students to analyze a series of scenarios wherein U.S. forces are drawn int... Read More

Naval War College Review Honors NPS Faculty with Best Paper Awards
Retired Navy Capts. and NPS operations research Professors of Practice, Wayne P. Hughes and Jeffrey Kline, took first and second place in the prestigious Hugh G. Nott Prize competition for their contr... Read More

NPS Leads Global Team in Maritime Nuclear Detection Research
An international team of researchers, special forces operators, first responders and scientists led by Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Department of Information Sciences Associate Professor Alexander ... Read More

NPS Ops Research Professor Reflects on Mars Mission-Planning Experience
There is arguably nothing more valuable to graduate studies than hands-on applied research. The opportunity to see how classroom concepts and theories are applied to real-world scenarios helps graduat... Read More

NPS OR Department Wins Prestigious INFORMS Award
The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Department of Operations Research (OR) was awarded the 2013 UPS George D. Smith Prize by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORM... Read More

NPS Grads Form International OR Community at NATO ISAF Afghanistan
For men and women serving their country overseas, building a sense of community with fellow service members can be incredibly valuable. As a group of Naval Postgraduate School alumni found at the Nort... Read More

Navy, Air Force Partnership Graduates First Cohort in Cost Estimation and Analysis
In the modern DOD world of vast program cost overruns and ever increasing fiscal scrutiny, the burgeoning discipline of cost estimating and analysis is finally getting its due. On March 29, on the Na... Read More

Student, Faculty Team Explores Littoral Operations, Tactics
Students at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) have spent several months on a series of exercises designed to test the combat and logistical capabilities of the Navy’s newest class of vessels, the Li... Read More

NORAD, USNORTHCOM Commander Talks Civil Support with NPS Students
Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited the Naval Postgraduate School, Jan 31. Jacoby spent much of his visit wit... Read More

Marine Corps Student Uses Ops Research Thesis to Combat Veteran Homelessness
Abraham Lincoln long ago charged the nation with the duty to “care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan.” NPS Operations Research (OR) student Marine Corps Maj. Da... Read More

NPS, AFIT Partner on Development of Cost Estimation Certificate Program
A joint educational effort between the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) celebrated the completion its first cohort of students in the cost estimating an... Read More

NPS Distinguished Professor Awarded Prestigious OR Prize
NPS Distinguished Professor Donald Gaver has been awarded the 2012 Military Applications Society of INFORMS J. Steinhardt Prize. The award recognizes individuals for lifetime achievements in the field... Read More

NPS Students Impact Future Navy Through Strategic Studies Group
Each year, about seven students from the Naval Postgraduate School travel to the U. S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., to become Chief of Naval Operations Group (CNO SSG) Director Fellows. Establ... Read More

EUCOM Recognizes NPS Professor, Student for Humanitarian Assistance Research
As the designated U.S. Partnership for Peace Training and Education Center (USPTC), the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) develops programs with a focus on preventing conflict, establishing capabilities... Read More

NPS Researcher, Students Explore New Sea Duty Watchbill
For the Navy’s surface warfare community, sleep is a luxury not often afforded while on sea duty. The Navy’s standard 81-hour workweek means Sailors in the fleet often experience sleep problems seriou... Read More

NPS Establishes Interdisciplinary Cyber Academic Group
In the January 2012 “Priorities for the 21st Century Defense” report, the Department of Defense listed cyberspace operations as one of the 10 primary missions for the armed forces. The growing threats... Read More

Faculty Explore Defensive ‘Swarming’ Strategies to Counter UAVs
Unmanned systems have proven valuable and are well integrated into offensive mission sets – from gathering ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) to delivering payload. While researchers ... Read More

Marine Corps Student Analyzes Cost Savings of Rechargeable Batteries Over Disposables
About a year ago, a Marine Corps Capt. walked into the office of Naval Postgraduate School Operations Research Professor Daniel Nussbaum claiming he had a great idea for his thesis. Capt. Darrell H. B... Read More

Student Research Helps Award-Winning Dudley Knox Library Improve Services
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) course on survey research methods has provided critical data on distance learning (DL) student usage of the Dudley Knox Library (DKL). Operations Research Associate P... Read More

NPS Faculty Secure Government Patent for Fuel-Saving Plan
NPS Senior Lecturer, Jeff Kline, recently saw years of research pay off in a big way when he received a U.S. Government patent for an idea sparked 20 years ago when he applied his NPS Operations Resea... Read More

Doctoral Student Explores Algorithm for Force Protection
Cmdr. Jay Foraker is less than a month away from receiving his Ph.D. in Operations Research (OR), but his studies in optimal search patterns may not be coming to a close. In fact, it may soon become p... Read More

NPS Student Named “Marine Corps Times” Marine of the Year
A Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) student has been named the “Marine Corps Times” Marine of the Year for 2011, and will be presented the award during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., July 21, with memb... Read More

Ops Research Professor Honored with National SCEA Award
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Visiting Professor of Operations Research, Dr. Dan Nussbaum, was recently honored with the Society of Cost Estimating & Analysis’ (SCEA) 2011 Service to the Society... Read More

Student Research Through NPS’ Center for Infrastructure Defense Takes Center Stage During Brief to Leadership
Protecting the critical infrastructures of the United States – the electric power grid, oil and gas, transportation, communications, food and agriculture, and water – is a key focus for the Department... Read More

NPS’ SEED Center Hosts International Data Farming Workshop
Naval Postgraduate School’s Simulation, Experiments and Efficient Design (SEED) Center for Data Farming hosted the International Data Farming Workshop 22 (IDFW) at the Monterey Hyatt Regency Hotel, Ma... Read More

NPS Alumnus Marshall Carter Brings Ethics and Leadership to Guiding the New York Stock Exchange
From the Purple Heart to the New York Stock Exchange, NPS alumnus Marshall Carter has had quite a career. He has worked for some of the most powerful companies in banking, and now serves as Chairman o... Read More

OR Professor Named Recipient of 2010 Menneken Award
Royset was recognized for both the quality and quantity of his research, the impact his results have had on the Departments of the Navy and Defense, and his exemplary collaboration with NPS students i... Read More

NPS OR Team Optimizes Defense Against Narco Semi-Subs
A Naval Postgraduate School faculty-student team has developed a mathematical model that determines the best combination and deployment of search platforms to detect and classify self-propelled semi-s... Read More

NPS, AFIT Launch First Distance Learning Master’s in Cost Estimation
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), in a joint effort with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), recently launched what is to be the first jointly developed, jointly instructed, part-time, Di... Read More

NPS Professors Awarded J. Steinhardt Prize by INFORMS Military Applications Society
Two Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty were selected as this year’s recipients of the J. Steinhardt prize by the Military Applications Society (MAS) of the Institute for Operations Research and t... Read More

University Recognizes Newest Slate of Distinguished Faculty
Six members of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) faculty were recognized as Distinguished Professors during the summer quarter graduation ceremony in King Auditorium, Sept. 24. “The title of Distin... Read More

Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Addresses NPS Community
One year after his induction into the NPS Hall of Fame, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), spoke to NPS students, staff and faculty on August 10 as part of the Secretar... Read More

NPS Team Boosts Basic Combat Trainee Performance by Sleeping “Smart”
The Army calls on its Soldiers to “be all you can be.” In a major step to bring this slogan to life, a Naval Postgraduate School team has found that shifting the sleep schedule of new recruits to bet... Read More

OR Dept. Holds High-Level Workshop for Chilean Navy
At the request of Chief of Naval Research Admiral Nevin P. Carr, the Naval Postgraduate School Operations Research (OR) Department conducted the first OR Workshop for the Chilean Navy, in Valparaiso. ... Read More

Army’s “Soldier Scholar” Rallies Students with Passion for Values-Based Training
Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center at Fort Leonard Wood, rallied Naval Postgraduate School students with a resounding passion for full spectrum trainin... Read More

NPS Launches Online Human Systems Integration Program
The four courses in the one-year, all-online interdisciplinary program are designed to educate and train Human Systems Integration practitioners in the state-of-the-art policies and processes needed t... Read More

Mullen Inducted into NPS Hall of Fame
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was inducted to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Hall of Fame during an all-hands ceremony August 11. Mullen, an NPS graduate who received ... Read More

NPS Student Honored at White House Celebration
What seemed like a typical Fourth of July celebration – a barbecue with friends and family, entertainment and fireworks – was in fact a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Naval Postgraduate School (NP... Read More

Eagle Passes OR Chair Baton to Dell
Capping more than eight years as Chairman of the Naval Postgraduate School Department of Operations Research (OR), Prof. Jim Eagle has passed the leadership baton to Prof. Rob Dell. Dell’s appointmen... Read More

Legion of Merit Headlines Winter Awards Ceremony
The festive spirit of St. Patrick’s Day filled King Hall as the Naval Postgraduate School recognized more than two dozen students and five faculty members for outstanding achievements at the Winter Qu... Read More

Systems Engineering Students Confront Maritime IED Threat
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students from the Systems Engineering Analysis (SEA) program presented, on Dec. 11, 2008, the findings of their capstone project, which addressed the threat of maritime... Read More

Military Faculty Member Gains New Insight From Tour With Gen. Petraeus
Lt. Col. Lee Ewing, an assistant professor from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Operations Research (OR) Department, recently returned from a pivotal nine-month deployment working for Gen. David P... Read More

ONR Director Rallies Students to "Sustain the Edge"
Office of Naval Research (ONR) Executive Director Dr. Walter Jones rallied students with his Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture "Sustaining the Edge: Serving the Next Generation Warfighter Now," at t... Read More