The Team

The NPS Data Science & Analytics Group Team

Robert F. Dell
Executive Director of DSAG, Professor
Acting Provost and Academic Dean
Ph.D., SUNY/Buffalo, 1990


Research Interests:  Optimization and its applications; all things Data Science.

R. Schuchard
Ross Schuchard
Technical Director, Assistant Professor
DSAG / Operations Research
Ph.D., George Mason University, 2019


Research Interests: Computational Social Science, Natural Language Processing, DoD Cloud Applications, all things Data Science.

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

Affiliated Faculty

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Albert Barreto III
Manager, Virtualization and Cloud Computing Lab and Lecturer
Information Sciences
Masters of Information Technology Management, Naval Postgraduate School, 2011


Research Interests:  Virtualization Technologies and Cloud Computing, Wireless Networking and Thin and Zero Client Devices, Alternative Power and Efficient Computing, My current thesis work is on Floating Points Per Second (FLOPS) over Kilowatt Hour (kWh) in past and current Virtual Systems, starting with the IBM System 370 and examining presumed gains in efficiency of our modern virtualized systems compared to the earlier main frame model.

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Tom Lucas
Operations Research
Ph.D., University of California at Riverside, 1991


Teaching and Research Interests:  Robust Statistical Methodology, Defense and Security Modeling, High-dimensional Design of Experiments

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Neil Rowe
Computer Science
Ph.D., Standard University
(831) 656-2462


Bio: Neil Rowe, Ph.D., is Professor of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School where he has been since 1983. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. His main research interests are artificial intelligence, processing of big data, the modeling of deception, information security, and digital forensics. He is the author of a book on artificial intelligence, a book on cyberdeception, and 220 refereed technical papers.

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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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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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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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Ying Zhao
Research Professor
Information Sciences
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992


Research interests:  Big Data ML and AI for Combat, Deep Analytics, Reinforcement learning for Modeling Large-Scale Cognitive Reasoning, Big Data Architecture and Analytics, SOAR Architecture to Model Cognitive Functions in a Kill Chain, and Lexical Link Analysis (LLA).

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Contact NPS Data Science and Analysis Group:

  • Dean Rob Dell, Executive Director of DSAG, Professor, and Dean of GSOIS, 831-656-2853