About the Graduate School of Operations and Information Sciences - Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences
Dean Robert F. Dell
Robert F. Dell is a Professor of Operations Research (OR) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Executive Director of the NPS Data Science and Analytics Group and Dean of the NPS Graduate School of Operational in Information Sciences. He joined NPS OR as an Assistant Professor in 1990 and served as Chairman of the OR Department from 2009 to 2015. In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious Hamming Teaching Award for outstanding teaching, thesis supervision, and mentoring students. During his tenure as Chairman the department received the 2013 INFORMS Smith Prize. He served as editor-in-chief of the Military Operations Research Journal from 2015 to 2018. Professor Dell has received research support from every uniformed service for topics ranging from US Naval capital planning to US Army base realignment and closure. He has also applied optimization in the private sector in areas including production scheduling, supply chain design, and professional sports analytics. He has deployed twice to combat zones. Professor Dell has been awarded the Barchi, Koopman, and Rist prizes for military operations research. He has also received a Brazilian Navy Tamandaré Merit Medal, two Department of the Army Payne Memorial Awards for Excellence in Analysis, and two Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards.
Associate Dean Nelson Emmons (COL, Ret.)
Nelson L. Emmons was a U.S. Army Infantry Officer with a specialty in Operations Research and Systems Analysis. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1989 with a BS in Aerospace Engineering. He is also a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School in 1997 with a MS in Applied Mathematics. After earning his degree, he taught Multi-Variable Calculus and Probability and Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at West Point from 1997-2000. He also earned a MS in Strategy and Policy from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA in 2013. In his previous assignment, he served as the G5 Plans Division Deputy Chief at the U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters, Fort Shafter, HI after serving three years as the J542 Southeast Asia Plans Chief in the J5 Strategy and Policy Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, HI. He served in combat operations with the 25th Infantry Division during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in 2006-2007 and with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM in 1990-1991.
Military Associate Dean Colonel Lamar Adams
Colonel Lamar D. Adams is a U.S. Army Aviation Officer with a functional area of Operations Research and Systems Analysis. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, with a B.S. degree in Operations Research. He is also a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a M.S. degree is Operations Research and Auburn University with a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering. In his previous assignment, Colonel Adams served as the Military Deputy of the U.S. Army Evaluation Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. During his career, he served two teaching assignments in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at West Point. As a Company Commander Colonel Adams deployed with his unit to Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of the NATO-led multinational Stabilization Force. Additionally, he deployed to Northwest Baghdad, Iraq, as the Aviation Officer of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Operations Research Department Chair Dr. W. Matthew Carlyle
W. Matthew Carlyle is Professor and Chair of Operations Research. His research interests include integer programming and combinatorial optimization, game-theoretic models of attack and defense, military logistics, naval mission planning, and infrastructure modeling. He holds a BS in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech and a PhD in Operations Research from Stanford. Professor Carlyle was awarded the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award in 2006 for applied optimization work in support of OEF/OIF.
Defense Analysis Department Chair Dr. Kalev Sepp
Dr. Kalev I. Sepp is presently Chair of the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Counterterrorism (2007-9). Earlier, he was an analyst and strategist in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an expert member of the Baker-Hamilton Bipartisan Commission on Iraq, a.k.a. the Iraq Study Group. A former U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) officer, he earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University, and his Combat Infantryman Badge in the Salvadoran Civil War. Dr. Sepp also graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College with a Master's degree in Military Art and Science, and taught military and world history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. While assigned in Iraq, Dr. Sepp wrote "Best Practices in Counterinsurgency," later published in Military Review, and reprinted in Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese. He is co-author of Weapon of Choice: U.S. Army Special Operations in Afghanistan, and wrote the chapters "NATO Special Forces in Future Operations" and "Assessing Counterinsurgency" (with Maj. Gen. William Hix) in recently published books, along with other articles, essays, reviews and studies. Dr. Sepp was named one of "The Ten Most Influential Counterinsurgency Thinkers" in the United States by Foreign Policy magazine (2009). He has appeared on PBS Newshour, CNN, CNNi, BBC, Fox Business News, MSNBC, CBS, C-Span, NPR, and various national news programs. His sons – a Marine and an Army paratrooper – both served in Iraq.
Information Sciences Department Chair
Cyber Academic Group Chair
Dr. Dan Boger
Professor Dan C. Boger is currently Professor of Information Sciences, Chairman of the Information Sciences Department, and Chair of the Cyber Acacemic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School. He has previously served as Executive Director of the National Security Institute, Vice President and Dean of Research, as well as Dean of the Division of Computer and Information Sciences and Operations. He has also served as Chairman of the Computer Science Department, the Information Warfare Academic Group, the Command and Control Academic Group, and the Information Systems Academic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School. Professor Boger holds a B.S. in Management Science from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Management Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and both an M.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Econometrics from the University of California, Berkeley.