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SEED Center Theses

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2016


ERIKSEN, KRISTEN, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
"Analyzing Tactics and Techniques Within Distributed Lethality Using Agent-Based Simulation", (RESTRICTED)
M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2016
Surface Navy Association Award for Academic Excellence, MORS Tisdale Finalist, Outstanding thesis recognition
Advisor: Thomas Lucas

MEREDITH, IAN, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
"The Effect of Shipboard Manning Levels on Operational Effectiveness - An LCS Case Study", (RESTRICTED)
M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2016
Advisor: Thomas Lucas

SCHAMBACH, MICHAEL, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
"Analysis of a Long-Range Undersea Strike Weapon", (RESTRICTED)
M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2016
Advisor: Michael Atkinson

WILLIAMS, KEVIN, Commander, U.S. Navy
"Modeling and Analysis of Coyote UAV Augmentation to the P8-A Poseidon", (RESTRICTED)
M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2016
Chief of Naval Operations Award for Excellence in Operations Research, MORS Tisdale Finalist, Outstanding thesis recognition
Advisor: Thomas Lucas

CHEANG, MELVIN, Lieutenant Colonel, Singapore Navy
"Operational Energy Capability Portfoloio Analyisis for Protection of Maritime Forces Against Small Boat Swarms"
M.S. in Systems Engineering, September, 2016
Advisors: Alejandro Hernandez and Susan Sanchez

ILASLAN, SALIH, Captain, Turkish Air Force
"Analysis of Error Propagation within Hierarchical Air Combat Models"
M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2016
Advisor: Thomas Lucas

KAYA, SERIF, Lieutenant (Junior Grade), Turkish Navy
"Evaluating Effectiveness of a Frigate in an Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) Environment"
M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2016
Advisor: Jeff Kline

SIKANDAR, RAJA, Lieutenant Commander, Pakistani Navy
"Analysis of Protection Measures for Naval Vessels Berthed at Harbor Against Terrorist Attacks"
M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2016
Advisor: Thomas Lucas

OLABODE, JOHN A., Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy.
"Analysis of the performance of an optimization model for time-shiftable electrical load scheduling under uncertainty,"
M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2016
Advisor: Susan Sanchez

OPCIN, ALI, Lieutenant (Junior Grade), Turkish Navy
"Modeling Anti-Air Warfare with Discrete Event Simulation and Analyzing Naval Convoy Operations"
M.S. in Operations Research and MOVES, June, 2016
The George L. Phillips Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Award, MORS Tisdale Finalist, Outstanding thesis recognition
Advisors: Thomas Lucas and Arnie Buss

VILLATORO, HENRY, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
"High Energy Laser Employment in Self Defense Tactics on Naval Platforms in a Complex Air Threat Environment", (RESTRICTED)
M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2016
Advisor: Thomas Lucas

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2015


DESOUSA, WILLIAM, Ensign, U.S. Navy
"An Exploratory Analysis of Economic Factors in the Navy Total Force Strength Model (NTFSM)"
M.S. in Operations Research, December, 2015
Advisor: Thomas Lucas

BURNS, JOHN, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
"Validating a TACMEMO Using Massive Agent-Based Simulation", (RESTRICTED)
M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2015
Advisor: Jeff Kline

DEHOLLAN, AUREL, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
"Investigating Navy Officer Retention Using Data Farming"
M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2015
Advisor: Sam Buttrey

BOROZNY, ERIN, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
"Projecting Navy Officer Inventory with Data Farming"
M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2015
Advisor: Sam Buttrey

WHITE, DANIEL, Commander, U.S. Navy
"The Peace Game: A Data Driven Evaluation of a Software-based Model of the Effects of Modern Conflict on Populations"
M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2015
Advisor: Jeff Appleget

PAV, RUSSELL, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
"Experiments in Error Propagation within Hierarchal Combat Models"
M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2015
Advisor: Thomas Lucas

TAHIR, AHMED RAZA, Lieutenant Commander, Pakistani Navy
"An Adaptive Method for Scheduling the Sequence and Route of Builder Trials for a New Ship"
M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2015
Outstanding Thesis Recognition; MORS Tisdale Finalist
Advisor: Susan Sanchez

LI, HUNG-XIN, First Lieutenant, Republic of China Army
"Improving the Taiwan Military's Disaster Relieve Response to Typhoons"
M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2015
Advisors: Susan Sanchez and Sam Buttrey

NELSON, RUSSELL, Captain, U.S. Army
"Optimal design of piezoelectric materials for maximal energy harvesting"
M.S. in Applied Mathematics, June, 2015
Advisor: Hong Zhou

PARKER, JEFFREY, Captain, U.S. USMC
"An Innovative Approach for the Development of Future Marine Corps Amphibious Capability"
M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2015
Outstanding Thesis Recognition; MORS Tisdale Finalist
Advisors: Susan Sanchez and Paul Beery

UNLU, SALIM, Lieutenant (Junior Grade), Turkish Navy
"Effectiveness of Unmanned Surface Vehicles in Anti-Submarine Warfare with the Goal of Protecting a High Value Unit"
M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2015
Advisor: Thomas Lucas

SEN, FATIH, Lieutenant, Turkish Air Force
"Analysis of the Use of Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles in Conjunction with Manned Aircraft to Counter Active Terrorists in Rough Terrain"
M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2015
Advisor: Thomas Lucas

HILL, EMMALINE, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, and SIMONCINI, NICOLE, Captain, U.S. Army
"Risk Assessment and Critical Factor Identification for Readiness and Cost Trade-off Analysis"
M.B.A. in Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, March, 2015
Outstanding Thesis Recognition; Capt Hill received Eaton Logistics Award

SCHULTZ, DUSTIN, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
"High Energy Laser Employment in Self-Defense Tactics on Naval Platforms in a Surface Threat Environment Involving Fast Attack Craft", (RESTRICTED)
M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2015
Surface Navy Association Award for Academic Excellence, MORS Tisdale Finalist
Advisor: Paul Sanchez

ROCKWELL, STEVEN, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
"High Energy Laser Employment in Self Defense Tactics on Naval Platforms in a Complex Air Threat Environment", (RESTRICTED)
M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2015
Surface Navy Association Award for Academic Excellence, MORS Tisdale Finalist
Advisor: Thomas Lucas

MCLAUGHLIN, FOREST, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
"Undersea Communications between Submarines and Unmanned Undersea Vehicles in a Command and Control Denied Environment"
M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2015
Advisor: Thomas Lucas

GARDNER, MAXINE, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
"Investigating the Naval Logistics Role in Humanitarian Logistics Activities"
M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2015
Advisors: Susan Sanchez and Emily Craparo

THOMPSON, ANDREW, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
"Evaluating the Combined UUV Efforts in a Large-Scale Mine Warfare Environment"
M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2015
Advisor: Susan Sanchez

 

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2014


    SEYMOUR, CHRISTIAN, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Capturing the Full Potential of the Synthetic Theater Operations Research Model (STORM)"
    M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2014
    MORS Tisdale Winner
    Advisors: Thomas Lucas and Dashi Singham

    BICKEL, BJ, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Improving the Analysis Capabilities of the Synthetic Theater Operations Research Model (STORM)"
    M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2014
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    WILLIAMS, JAMES, Major, U.S. Army
    "Mathematical analysis of algorithms within MANA"
    M.S. in Applied Mathematics, June, 2014
    Advisor: Bard Mansager

    SOZEN, VOLKAN, First Lieutenant, Turkish Army
    "Optimal Deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Border Surveillance"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2014
    MORS Tisdale Finalist
    Advisor: Emily Craparo

    WOOD, CHRISTOPHER, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
    "What friends Are For: Collaborative Intelligence Analysis and Search"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2014
    MORS Tisdale Winner
    Advisors: Ned Dimitrov and Moshe Kress

    MORSE, MATTHEW, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
    "Assessing the Robustness of HOMER for Marine Corps Expeditionary Operations"
    M.S. in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES), June, 2014
    Advisors: Daniel Nussbaum and Eugene Paulo

    STIMPERT, SIAN, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Lightening the Load of a USMC Rifle Platoon Through Robotics Integration"
    M.S. in Systems Engineering, June, 2014
    Advisors: Alejandro Hernandez and Richard Millar

    CORDELL, JOSEPH, Captain, U.S. Army
    "Toward Finding Driving Communications Factors in the System of Systems Survivability Simulation Model"
    M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2014
    Advisor: Dashi Singham

    ROBBLEE, BRETT, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "High Energy Laser Employment in Self Defense Tactics on Naval Platforms", (RESTRICTED)
    M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2014
    MORS Tisdale Finalist
    Advisors: Thomas Lucas and Jeff Kline

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2013


    CHEN, YOU-QUAN, Lieutenant Commander, Taiwanese Navy
    "Hybrid Architecture Framework for C4ISR and Discrete Event Simulation to Support Sensor-Driven Model Synthesis in Real-World Scenarios"
    Ph.D in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES), September, 2013
    Advisors: Don Brutzman and Phillip Pace

    DIMITRIOU, GEORGIOS, Lieutenant Commander, Greek Navy
    "Integrating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles into Surveillance Systems in Complex Maritime Environments"
    M.S. in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES), September, 2013
    Outstanding Thesis Recognition
    Advisor: Quinn Kennedy

    TREML, TOBIAS, Major, German Army
    "A Revolutionary Approach for the Development of Future Ground Combat System Specifications"
    M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2013
    Naval Postgraduate School Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for International Students; MORS Tisdale Finalist
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    KAYMAL, TURGUT, Lieutenant (Junior Grade), Turkish Navy
    "Assessing The Operational Effectiveness Of A Small Surface Combat Ship In An Anti-Surface Warfare Environment"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2013
    Advisor: Susan Sanchez

    OZCAN, BEGUM, Lieutenant (Junior Grade), Turkish Navy
    "Effectiveness of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Helping Secure a Border Characterized by Rough Terrain and Active Terrorists"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2013
    MORS Tisdale Winner
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    ALOK, DIWYA, Lieutenant Commander, Indian Navy
    "A High Explanatory Power Model Of Foot And Mouth Disease Spread In Central California"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2013
    Advisors: Ned Dimitrov and Dashi Singham

    MACCALMAN, ALEX, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
    "Flexible Space-Filling Designs For Complex System Simulations"
    Ph.D in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES), June, 2013
    Advisor: Eugene Paulo

    SCHWARTZ, ZACHARY, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Using Undersea Assets To Establish A Maritime Exclusion Zone In The South And East China Seas", (RESTRICTED)
    M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2013
    Advisor: Jeff Kline

 

2012

 


    ASHPARI, MOHAMMAD, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "A Capability Based Approach To Analyzing The Effectiveness And Robustness Of An Offshore Patrol Vessel In The Search And Rescue Mission"
    M.S. in Operations Research, December, 2012
    Advisors: Eugene Paulo and Susan Sanchez

    MCKEOWN, JASON, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Analyzing The Surface Warfare Operational Effectiveness Of An Offshore Patrol Vessel Using Agent Based Modeling"
    M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2012
    Advisor: Paul Sanchez

    POWERS, MATTHEW, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
    "The Exponential Expansion Of Simulation: How Simulation Has Grown As A Research Tool"
    M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2012
    Outstanding Thesis Recognition
    Advisor: Susan Sanchez

    AXELSEN, BRIAN, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
    "Simulating The Spread Of An Outbreak Of Foot And Mouth Disease In California"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2012
    Advisor: Ned Dimitrov

    WAKEMAN, CLIFFORD, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
    "Discrete Event Simulation Modeling And Analysis Of Key Leader Engagements"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2012
    Advisors: Arnold Buss and Susan Sanchez

    SIBLEY, CHRISTY, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Analyzing Navy Officer Inventory Projection Using Data Farming"
    M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2012
    Advisors: Gary Horne and Chad Seagren

    HAFER, WILLIAM, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Analysis Of The Vulnerability Of An Aegis Destroyer Against An Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Saturation Attack In A Multiple Threat Environment", (RESTRICTED)
    M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2012
    Surface Navy Association Award for Academic Excellence
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

 

 

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2011

 


    GROVES, JEFFREY, Major, U.S. Marine Corps
    "An Analysis Of The ARADS Combat Model Communication Parameters", (RESTRICTED)
    M.S. in Operations Research, December, 2011
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    ALROWAIE, AHMED "ALI", Major, Bahrainian Air Force
    "The Effect Of Time-Advance Mechanism In Modeling And Simulation"
    Ph.D in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES), September, 2011
    Advisor: Arnold Buss

    ANDERSON, BEN, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Changing The Paradigm: Simulation, A Method Of First Resort"
    M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2011
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    CAPPELLINI, RONALD, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
    "Error Propagation Through Hierarchical Combat Models", (RESTRICTED)
    M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2011
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    DAVIDSON, PORNCHAI, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
    "Robust Analysis Of The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Training Center Pilot Training"
    M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2011
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    HEROD, DON, Major, U.S. Marine Corps
    "Ascertaining Validity In The Abstract Realm Of Constructive Simulation Models: An Analysis Of The MAGTF Tactical Warfare Simulation", (RESTRICTED)
    M.S. in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES), September, 2011
    Advisors: William Becker and Curtis Blais

    DUMMAR, JOE, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
    "Improving The Integrated Training Center (ITC) Model To Achieve More Accurate Time To Train Estimates"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2011
    Advisor: Chad Seagren

    EDMISTON, RUSSELL, Major, U.S. Army
    "An Exploration Of The Communication Environment Within The System Of Systems Survivability Simulation (S4)"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2011
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    JORDAN, JOHN, Major, U.S. Marine Corps
    "Improving The Enhanced Company Operations Fire Support Team"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2011
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    LORENZEN, JESSE, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Determining The Important Attributes For Submarine-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Used In Support Of Special Operations Forces"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2011
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    TSILIS, THOMAS, Lieutenant Commander, Greek Navy
    "Counter-Piracy Escort Operations In The Gulf Of Aden"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2011
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    MACASKILL, JON, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "A Model To Enhance Further Testing, Evaluation, And Employment Of The Jordan Border Security System", (RESTRICTED)
    M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2011
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    SLOOTMAKER, LESLIE, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Countering Piracy With The Next Generation Piracy Performance Surface Model"
    M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2011
    Surface Navy Association Award for Academic Excellence; MORS Tisdale Winner
    Advisors: Eva Regnier and James Hansen

 

 

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2010


    TING, CHI YON, Major, Singapore Army
    "Life Cycle Cost Estimate Of The Transformable Craft"
    M.S. in Operations Research, December, 2010
    Advisors: Daniel Nussbaum and Thomas Lucas

    WONG, KA-YOON, Civilian, Singapore, Defence Science and Technology Agency
    "Robust Defense Against Small Boat Attacks"
    M.S. in Operations Research, December, 2010
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    ARSLAN, OMER, First Lieutenant, Turkish Air Force, and KEMIK, ERNUR, First Lieutenant, Turkish Air Force
    "Modeling Reconnaissance Squadron Workflow Using Discrete Event Simulation And Analyzing Several Measures Of Effectiveness"
    M.S. in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES), September, 2010
    Advisor: Arnold Buss

    CIZEK, ROBERT, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Determining The Important Features For A Submarine-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle"
    M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2010
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    JACOBSON, KEVIN, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "The Littoral Combat Ship Surface Warfare Module: Determining The Best Mix Of Surface-To-Surface And Air-To-Surface Missiles"
    M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2010
    Advisor: Michael McCauley

    TAYLOR, JEREMY, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Analysis Of The Defensive Capabilities Of Mutually Supporting Aegis Destroyers Against A Harpy UAS Swarm Attack", (RESTRICTED)
    M.S. in Operations Research, September, 2010
    Surface Navy Association Award for Academic Excellence
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    BODDEN, HUNTLEY, Major, U.S. Marine Corps
    "A Survivability Assessment Of The Transformable Craft In An Operational Environment"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2010
    Advisor: Gary Horne

    ERDMAN, ROBERT, Major, U.S. Army
    "Using Experimental Design And Data Analysis To Study The Enlisted Specialty Model For The Us Army G1"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2010
    MORS Tisdale Finalist
    Advisor: Rachel Johnson

    HINKSON, DANIEL, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps
    "Supporting Marine Corps Enhanced Company Operations: A Quantitative Analysis"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2010
    Advisor: Thomas Lucas

    SCHEIBE, SEBASTIAN, Major, German Army
    "Assessment Of The Operational Requirements Of The Transformable Craft In Seabasing Missions"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2010
    Advisor: Paul Sanchez

    SCHULZ, CARSTEN, Commander, German Navy
    "Study Of Transportation And Its Planning Resources In The German Joint Support Service"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2010
    Advisor: Susan Sanchez

    WIEDEMANN, MICHAEL, Lieutenant (Junior Grade), German Navy
    "Robust Parameter Design For Agent-Based Simulation Models With Application In A Cultural Geography Model"
    M.S. in Operations Research, June, 2010
    Advisor: Rachel Johnson

    BYERS, KENNETH, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Situational Awareness For Surveillance And Interdiction Operations: Tactical Installation Protection"
    M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2010
    MORS Tisdale Winner
    Advisor: Timothy Chung

    GILL, TRAVIS, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
    "Carrier Air Wing Tactics Incorporating The Navy Unmanned Combat Air System (NUCAS)"
    M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2010
    Advisor: Susan Sanchez

    LITTRELL, KEITH, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy
    "Collaborative On-Line Reconnaissance Provider Operationally Responsive Attack Link (CORPORAL): Determining Networking Effects On Ground Forces In An Urban Environment", (RESTRICTED)
    M.S. in Operations Research, March, 2010
    Advisor: Susan Sanchez

 

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