Welcome - Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

Who We Are

We prepare future senior military leaders to succeed in an uncertain, rapidly changing, and information intensive environment through research and educational programs.
Our programs offer:

Operationally-focused, demand-driven programs highly responsive to Navy education requirements

Integrating operational and tactical combat experience into graduate-level research and academic rigor with diverse, multi-discipline applications

Unique and diverse cross-disciplinary faculty focused on joint military applications and innovative solutions

A Message from Dean Dr. Robert F. Dell

Welcome

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students, welcome to the Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences (GSOIS).  The interdisciplinary GSOIS team provides uniquely-tailored, defense-focused graduate education and research at the forefront of emerging technology needed by the naval service in areas such as artificial intelligence, cyber, data science, machine learning, information warfare, experimentation, and analytic wargaming. Read about how our world-class faculty partner with our operationally-current officer-students to create solutions that improve strategy, tactics, and operations.  Please contact us for additional information. Read More

GSOIS Latest News


The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) recently launched a new organization to expedite the Navy’s ability to access the university’s immense talent and resources in taking on its most complex warfighting issues. NPS leadership officially “commissioned” the Wayne P. Hughes, Jr. Naval Warfare Studies Institute (NWSI) on Dec. 11 at a signing ceremony on the campus in honor of the late, revered Naval strategist. 

Maj. Ryan Keller was awarded the Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper Award for outstanding academic and leadership accomplishments in the study of Computer Science in September 2019 while attending Naval Postgraduate School. Keller graduated with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science in 2019 and currently serves at Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity at Camp Pendleton as the command's lead for business practices and the Zero Trust pilot program.

SeaSatellites Chief Executive Officer Mike Flanigan, left, and Chief Technical Officer Dylan Rodriguez (right) use SeaSats Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) to conduct water experiments at the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) 21-3 at NPS’ Sea Land Air Military Research (SLAMR) Facility in Monterey, Calif. SeaSats vehicles are designed to carry sensors and payloads on long missions.

Faculty Publications

Read about the latest books from our faculty.

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Optimal Search for Moving Targets

This book begins with a review of basic results in optimal search for a stationary target. It then develops the theory of optimal search for a moving target, providing algorithms for computing optimal plans and examples of their use. Next it develops methods for computing optimal search plans involving multiple targets and multiple searchers with realistic operational constraints on search movement. 

Understanding dark networks : a strategic framework for the use of social network analysis

Dark networks are the illegal and covert networks (e.g, insurgents, jihadi groups, or drug cartels) that security and intelligence analysts must track and identify to be able to disrupt and dismantle them. This text explains how this can be done by using the Social Network Analysis (Sna) method. Written in an accessible manner, it provides an introduction to Sna, presenting tools and concepts, and showing how Sna can inform the crafting of a wide array of strategies for the tracking and disrupting of dark networks

Russia’s Coercive Diplomacy Energy, Cyber, and Maritime Policy as New Sources of Power

Russia's place in the world as a powerful regional actor can no longer be denied; the question that remains concerns what this means in terms of foreign policy and domestic stability for the actors involved in the situation, as Russia comes to grips with its newfound sources of might.

Alumni Spotlight


Captain Timika (Timi) Lindsay is currently the highest ranking African American woman in the Navy. She is the Chief Diversity Officer and the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the U.S. Naval Academy. She received her Master’s degree in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and a Master’s in Military Operational Arts and Science/Studies from Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia.
Captain Timika (Timi) Lindsay is currently the highest ranking African American woman in the Navy. She is the Chief Diversity Officer and the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the U.S. Naval Academy. She received her Master’s degree in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master’s in Military Operational Arts and Science/Studies from Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia.
~ Captain Timika (Timi) Lindsay is an NPS Alumna

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