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OIE - Related Research at NPS

There are several active research programs at NPS. While they are not focused wholly on information operations, they do OIE related research at times. The most relevant programs are listed to the right. Visit the NPS Office of Research & Innovation website for more information.

In addtion to these established programs, professors and students at NPS engage in academic research in areas related to OIE. Students are required to complete a thesis to receive their degree, and many chose a topic in the OIE field, or in support of one of the IRCs.

NPS student theses are maintained in a database at the NPS library and are available through this link:

For a listing of approved/recommended research topics, please see the DoD-Wide Research tab, Research Topics.

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Research Affiliates at NPS

Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab

Embedded within the Defense Analysis Department at NPS, the Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab mission is to research and develop practitioner knowledge and ability in data collection and analysis of the human domain. Our research is primarily focused on social network, geospatial, and temporal analyses along with social media exploitation. The application of these methodologies and techniques, and the analytical software tools associated with them, enables academics, our students, and operational practitioners to collect, manage, and fuse data to create a more complete picture of the common operational environment. Our niche is bridging the gap between theory and operational capability.

The CODA project

"Artificial Neural Networks for Automated Detection of Hostile Information Campaigns" (ANN-ADHIC) - employs machine learning to glean data from literally billions of online social media and mass media sources from more than 200 countries and 100 languages. Detecting even the subtlest changes in linguistic patterns, the platform can predict and map out new threats in real-time, explained T. Camber Warren, the NPS Defense Analysis (DA) assistant professor who co-founded the project.

The potential applications for this technology are wide-ranging, from global strategic monitoring of hostile activity to vastly improved situational awareness of the human terrain at a tactical level.


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