The OR Department has a distinguished faculty that includes members of the National Academy of Engineering and many fellows of professional societies (Military Operations Research Society, INFORMS, American Statistical Association, Institute for Mathematical Statistics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Royal Statistical Society).



David L. Alderson

Professor, Academic Associate
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003

Modeling and analysis of critical infrastructures, with particular emphasis on how to invest limited resources to ensure efficient and resilient performance in the face of accidents, failures, natural disasters, or deliberate attacks. Emphasis on tradeoffs between efficiency, complexity, and fragility in a wide variety of public and private cyber-physical systems.

Jeffrey Appleget

COL US Army Ret., Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 1997

Integer Programming, Wargaming, Combat Modeling, Human, Social, Culture and Behavior modeling, Irregular Warfare and Counterinsurgency

Michael Atkinson

Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009

Computational Methods, Stochastic Processes, Military and Homeland Security Operations Research

Robert Bassett

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 2018

Optimization and Statistics

Gerald G. Brown

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1974
Member, National Academy of Engineering

Optimization and its Applications, Large-Scale Mathematical Programming

W. Matthew Carlyle

OR Department Chair and Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1997

Optimization and its Applications, Infrastructure Vulnerability, Large-Scale Mathematical Programming

Emily Craparo

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008

Developing tools and technologies that allow autonomous and semi-autonomous systems to most effectively obtain, analyze, synthesize and utilize information.

Louis Chen

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019

(Data-Driven) Distributionally Robust Optimization, Stochastic Programming, Convex Optimization, (Discrete) Convex Analysis, Optimal Transport

CDR Scott Cohick

U.S. Navy, Military Faculty
OR Program Officer (Curricula 360, 355, 363)
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2017

Daniel Eisenberg

Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2018

LTC Rob Froberg

U.S. Army, Military Assistant Professor
Program Officer, Data Science Certificate (268)
Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 2019

Contested Logistics, Data Science, Simulation

Thomas E. Halwachs

Senior Lecturer of Operations Research, Director of Financial Systems
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1976

Wargaming, Simulation, Optimization

Thomas A. Hamrick

LCDR U.S. Navy, Ret., Lecturer
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1997

Probability and Statistics, Statistical Modeling, Game Theory, Military Operations Research

Eric S. Hodson

Faculty Volunteer
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1975

Position, Navigation & Timing, Sensor Data Fusion, Remote Sensing, Space Battle Management, Resource Allocation, Computational Graph Theory, Search Theory, Network Flows, Value of Information, Test & Evaluation/Reliability Methodology, Categorical Data Analysis, Systems Requirements Management

Jefferson Huang

Assistant Professor
PhD in Applied Mathematics (Stony Brook University, 2016)

Applied Probability, Optimization Under Uncertainty

Jeffrey E. Kline

CAPT US Navy Ret., Professor of Practice in Operations Research
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1991

Applied research in military operational and tactical environments, Joint Campaign Analysis

Robert A. Koyak 

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1985

Applied Statistics, Census Issues, Measurement Error Models, Tracking and Estimation for Air and Missile Defense, Test and Evaluation of Theater Air and Missile Defense Systems, Nonparametric Statistics

Moshe Kress 

Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1981

Military Operations Research, Combat Modeling, Military Logistics Systems, Bio-Defense Modeling, Decision Analysis

Kyle Lin

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2000

Stochastic Modeling, Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Queueing Theory, Game Theory

Thomas W. Lucas

Ph.D., University of California at Riverside, 1991

Robust Statistical Methodology, Defense and Security Modeling, High-dimensional Design of Experiments

Kevin Maher

CDR U.S. Navy, Ret., Lecturer
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1993

Probability and Statistics, Inventory

Mary McDonald

Research Associate
M.S. Applied Mathematics (Operations Analysis Track), NPS 1997

Design of Experiments, Modeling & Simulation, Complex Adaptive Systems, Evolutionary Algorithms and Coevolution, High-Dimensional Data Analysis

Gregory K. Mislick

LtCol USMC, Ret., Senior Lecturer
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1988

Cost Estimation, Data Analysis, Regression Analysis, Learning Curves, Optimization, Probability and Statistics, Marine Corps and Aviation Issues

Karen Mislick

Senior Lecturer

Cost Estimation and Analysis

LCDR Claire M. Modica

U.S. Navy, MILFAC Assistant Professor & Program Officer
Ph.D., University at Buffalo, 2016

Human Systems Integration, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience, Blast Neurotrauma, Neuroinflammation, Neurodegeneration

Brian Morgan

CAPT U.S. Navy, Ret., Senior Lecturer and OR Program Officer
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1999

Campaign Analysis

Daniel A. Nussbaum 

Visiting Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1971

Cost/benefit analyses, Life cycle cost estimating and modeling, PPBES and budget preparation and justification, Decision analysis, Risk assessment, Performance measurement, Earned value management, Activity based costing, and Total cost of ownership analyses

Douglas Otte

CAPT U.S. Navy, Retired, Senior Lecturer
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1989

Operational and Strategic Campaign Analysis, Probability and Statistics

Steven E. Pilnick

CAPT U.S. Navy, Ret., Senior Lecturer
Associate Chair for Distributed Programs,
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 1989

Military OR Modeling, Search and Detection, Applied Probability Modeling, Optimization Modeling

Daniel Reich

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2009

Anton Rowe

Research Associate
M.S., Stanford University, 1997

Javier Salmerón

Professor, Associate Chair for Instruction
Ph.D., Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, 1998

Optimization and its applications in network interdiction, electric power systems, military applications and humanitarian assistance; Decomposition methods; Stochastic optimization

Paul J. Sanchez

Ph.D., Cornell University, 1986

Simulation output analysis and meta modeling, Statistical experiment design, Loosely coupled software architectures, Object-oriented modeling, Simulation data structures, Graph-based modeling of complex systems

LTC Nicholas Shallcross

U.S. Army, NPS Senior Army Advisor
Military Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2021

Decision Theory, Risk Analysis, Simulation, Stochastic Modeling, Military Operations Research

Nita L. Shattuck (née Miller)

Ph.D., University of Texas, 1982

Human Factors and Human Systems Integration, Human Performance and Information Processing, Fatigue and Circadian Rhythms, Human Decision Making, Team Performance

Dashi Singham

Research Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, 2010

Simulation, Applied Probability, Statistics

Mark Sykes

M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2009

Roberto Szechtman

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2001

Applied Probability, Stochastic Modeling, Simulation, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Nicholas Ulmer

M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2014

Stephen C. Upton

Faculty Associate - Research
M.S. OR/Physics, Naval Postgraduate School, 1987

Design of Experiments, Evolutionary Algorithms, Modeling and Simulation, Programming Languages, Software Architectures

Ruriko (Rudy) Yoshida

Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 2004

Geometric statistics, statistical analysis with networks and graphs, graphical models, and phylogenetics/phylogenomics



Samuel E. Buttrey

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1996

Classification, General Applied Statistics, Computer-Intensive Methods in Statistics

Robert F. Dell

Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Operations and Information
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1990

Optimization and its Applications

James N. Eagle

CAPT US Naval Reserve, Ret., Emeritus Professor, Volunteer
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1975

Donald P. Gaver Jr.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1956
Member, National Academy of Engineering

Patricia A. Jacobs

Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1973

Stochastic Modeling, Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Statistics and Data Analysis

Wayne P. Hughes

CAPT US Navy, Ret., Professor of Practice in Operations Research
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1964

Tactical and Campaign Analysis, Joint Littoral Warfare, Theory of Combat, Naval History

Peter Purdue

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1972

Applied Probability

Robert R. Read

Professor Emeritus, Volunteer
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1957

Estimation, Applied Statistics, Categorical Data Analysis

Susan M. Sanchez

Distinguished Professor Emerita
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1986

Applied and data-intensive statistics, Design and analysis of simulation experiments, Quality and robust design, Active learning

David A. Schrady

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Volunteer
Ph.D., Case Institute of Technology, 1965

Logistics Modeling, Military Readiness, Command & Control

Alan R. Washburn

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Volunteer
Ph.D., Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1965
Member, National Academy of Engineering

Applied Probability, Search and Detection, Optimization, Combat Models, Game Theory, Undersea Warfare

Lyn R. Whitaker

Associate Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1985

Reliability, Survival Analysis, Categorical Data Analysis, Isotonic Regression

R. Kevin Wood

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1982

Optimization, Network Flows, Stochastic Programming, Network and System Interdiction