The Team

The NPS Data Science & Analytics Group Team

David L. Alderson
Executive Director, Professor
DSAG / Operations Research
Ph.D., Stanford, 2003


Research Interests:  Computational Methods for Operations Research, Optimization and Its Application, Decision-making Under Uncertainty.

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Matt Smith
Technical Director / Assistant Professor
Operations Research
Ph.D., Stanford, 2017


Research Interests: data visualization, deep learning, reinforcement learning, high performance computing

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Rob Froberg
Program Officer / Assistant Professor
DSAG / Operations Research
Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 2019

Research Interests: Supply Chain Planning, Assessment, and Optimization, Sustainment Planning for Austere Environments, Modeling of Supply Chains and Transportation Networks

Eric Eckstrand
Research Associate
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2014


Research Interests: Supervised & Unsupervised ML.

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John Audia
Faculty Associate - Research
DSAG (Duty Station: San Diego)
Navy Civilian: 0391, 0132, 1515, 1701


Research Interests:  C5ISR, Remote Sensing, 


Affiliated Faculty

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Susan Sanchez
Operations Research
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1986


Teaching Interests:  Simulation analysis and statistics

Research Interests:  Design of experiments, data-intensive statistics, and robust selection, with applications to simulation experiments, military operations, manufacturing, and health care.

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Alan Shaffer
Senior Lecturer
Information Sciences, Computer Science, DSAG
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2008


Teaching Interests: Adversarial Cyber Operations, Fundamentals of Computer Security, Algorithms, Introductory Programming.

Research Interests: Cyber operations and systems; data science and cloud computing; security modeling of systems & high assurance system verification.

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Jim Scrofani
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2005


Teaching interests:  Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing, Multisensor Data Fusion

Research interests:  Remote Sensing, Multirate Signal Processing, Multisensor Data Fusion, Remote Sensing

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