IS Department Faculty - Information Sciences
Information Sciences Department Chair Dr. Alex Bordetsky
Dr. Alex Bordetsky is a tenured Professor of Information Sciences at the Naval Postgraduate School. He also holds a dual appointment with the Space Systems Academic Group at NPS. Professor Bordetsky is the Director of the NPS Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation (CENETIX). He is a recipient of the prestigious Robert W. Hamming Interdisciplinary Research Award for the pioneering studies of collaborative technologies and adaptive networking and the Fulbright Senior Fellowship Award for the experimental studies of unconventional maritime networking. Dr. Bordetsky is the Principal Investigator for the renowned TNT MIO Military-Academic Experimentation Campaign, which is now in transformation to the Littoral and Maritime-Land CWMD operations study. His research accomplishments are featured in the AFCEA SIGNAL Magazine, Via Sat, USSOCOM Tip of the Spear Journal, Pentagon Channel, and Fulbright Newsletter.
Dr. Bordetsky publishes in major IS journals including Information Systems Research, Telecommunication Systems Modeling and Analysis, International Journal of Mobile Wireless Communications, and International Command and Control Research Journal.
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Information Sciences Department Faculty
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2011
Server operating systems, wireless networking, and virtualization technologies as well as Distance Learning. Research areas are moving in the direction of virtualization labs, Decision Support System integration and technologies, and Web Enabled applications.
Visiting Assistant Professor (2002)
M.S., University of Southern California, 1998.
Professor, Department of Information Sciences (1979)
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1979.
Chairman and Professor
Ph.D., Chelyabinsk State Technical University of Russia, 1982
Director, Center of Information Warfare and Innovation
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2012
IT, AI/ML, Networks, Satellite Communications
Research Associate (2002)
MSEE, Chelyabinsk State Technical University of Russia, 1974.
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 1994.
Don Brutzman is a computer scientist and Associate Professor working in the Modeling Virtual Environments & Simulation (MOVES) Institute and Undersea Warfare Center at the Naval Postgraduate School. His research interests include underwater robotics, real-time 3D computer graphics, artificial intelligence and high-performance networking. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Graphics (SIGGRAPH) and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). He is a board member of non-profit Sea Lab Monterey Bay, which is designing and building a youth-oriented year-round residential science camp. He is a founding member of the non-profit Web3D Consortium Board of Directors. He organized and led the SIGGRAPH Online 2001 team, designing and developing a huge audio/video/Web/XML information architecture. Currently he leads the Extensible 3D (X3D) Working Group for the ISO X3D/VRML Specification, and directs development of the Virtual Reality Transfer Protocol (vrtp) and the Extensible Modeling and Simulation Framework (XMSF).
Doctor of Philosophy Old Dominion University, 2017
Decision Making, Information operations, Machine Learning, Situational Awareness, Shared Awareness, Complex Adaptive Behavior
B.S., Computer Science and Engineering, Santa Clara University, 2017
Data collection, management, and dissemination systems; Automation for process improvement; Mobile and web application development; Field experimentation
Faculty Associate – Research
M.P.P, Panetta Institute (CSUMB), 2010
International maritime doctrine and practice, and climate change as it impacts global security policy.
Research Associate Professor (1999)
Ph.D., Old Dominion University, 1998
Research interests are in knowledge systems, Organization development, Research methods applied to complex systems
Victor R. Garza
M.S., Golden Gate University, 2000
Networking, wireless networking, computer security, computer virtualization and ISR
B.A., UC Irvine, 2013
Urban Policy, Planning and Design; Emergency Management, Field Experimentation
Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Information Systems Security Studies and Research
Ph.D., Case Western University, 1975
Information Assurance, Multilevel Security, High Assurance Security Engineering, Network Security, Security Models, Distributed Systems Security, Security Requirements Engineering, Information Assurance Pedagogy, Systems Architecture
Research Associate Professor
PhD, Stanford University, 2007
Research Assistant Professor (2017)
PhD, Claremont Graduate University, 2016
Cognitive Science, Human-Machine Teaming, Stress and Performance, Cognitive Load, Heuristics and Biases on Information Processing, Memory, Attention
CAPT, USN (Ret), Research Associate
COL, USA (Ret), Research Associate
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1996
Professor Nissen’s research focuses on the dynamics of knowledge and organization--particularly in the context of command & control (i.e., organization & management)--and he views work, organization, people and technology as an integrated design problem. He is leading a new initiative to investigate command & control in virtual environments, but he is probably known best for his work in Defense Knowledge Management, where he takes a principled approach (e.g., based on his 2006 book entitled Harnessing Knowledge Dynamics: Principled Organizational Knowing & Learning) to enhancing knowledge flows in operational settings.
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2008
Security modeling of systems; high assurance system verification; formal methods analysis; network virtualization. Research interests moving toward data science and cloud computing.
CAPT, USN (Ret), Senior Lecturer
Research Professor of Information Sciences (2009)
Her research includes knowledge management approaches, data/text mining, lexical link analysis (LLA), system self-awareness (SSA), search and visualization methods for improving the use and understanding of data within DoD in the areas of acquisition research, Navy recruiting, maritime domain awareness, defense analysis, social media war games, humanitarian relief operations, comprehensive capability studies.