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Academic Dean

Dr. 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.

CAG Chair

Professor Dan C. Boger is currently Chair of the Cyber Academic 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.

Associate Chair for Education

Ms. Sharon Runde is currently the Associate Chair for Education of the Cyber Academic Group. As Associate Chair, responsibilities include assisting and advising the Cyber Academic Group Chair on all matters of substance; representing the Chair’s stead as directed by the Chair; take special assignments, as needed; undertake or develop initiatives at the request of--or with approval from--the Chair; conduct duties in a professional way by keeping appropriate matters confidential; and collaborating with faculty. Ms. Runde holds a B.S. in Information Technology from South University, an M.S. in Program Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and is currently a student in the Information Sciences Ph.D. program at the Naval Postgraduate School.

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Thomas Albright
Graduate School of Defense Management (GSDM)
Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1990

David Alderson
Department of Operations Research
Ph.D., Stanford University, School of Engineering, Department of Management Science and Engineering, 2003
Modeling, analysis, and management of the Internet and other network-centric infrastructures; Optimization-based reverse engineering of complex network systems; Attacker-Defender Models for Critical Infrastructure Systems; Resiliency of Cyber-Physical Systems

John Arquilla
Professor, Defense Analysis
Defense Analysis
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1991
Revolution in military affairs, information-age conflict, and irregular warfare.

Kathryn Aten
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Defense Management (GSDM)
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2009
Technology adoption, technology-mediated collaboration and learning, technology inclusion and adjustment.

Dan Boger
Professor and Chair of Information Sciences
Information Sciences
Ph.D., UC Berkley, 1979

Chad Bollmann
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2018
Networking, Cyber Security, Signal Processing

Doug Brinkley
Senior Lecturer
Graduate School of Defense Management (GSDM)
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2003
Instructional technology and distance education, information technology management, local area network administration, and IT support optimization.

Ray Buettner
Associate Professor
Department of Information Sciences
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
Design of multi-institutional semi structured learning environments (MISSLEs) and the evolving command, control and organization challenges associated with the use of robotics and autonomous systems for military applications. 

Karen Burke
Research Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
MA, Southern Illinois University, 1979
Information Assurance, Government policy

David Canright
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Cryptography, Fluid Dynamics, Materials Processing, Fractal Geometry, Orbital Mechanics

Scott Cote
Senior Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 2000
Computer and Information Systems Security, Network design and integration, wireless networking, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and robotics, and distance and distributed learning.

Rudy Darken
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
DSc., George Washington University, 1995
Virtual environments, usability engineering, training systems, wireless mobile computing, Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and human cognition and behavior models for simulations.

Duane Davis
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2006
Robotic swarms and cooperative multi-vehicle systems, ethics in autonomous systems, robot control architectures, and cyber operations policy and strategy.

Dorothy Denning
Distinguished Professor (2002)
Department of Defense Analysis
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1975
Conflict in Cyberspace; Cyber Security; Trust, Influence and Networks

Peter Denning
Chair, Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Ph.D., MIT, 1968
Technology and transformation, data science, foundational practices of innovation, great principles of computing, STEM education.

George Dinolt
Professor of Practice in Cyber Operations
Department of Computer Science
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1971

Chris Eagle
Senior Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1995
Computer Network Attack/Defense/Exploitation, Computer Forensics, Reverse Engineering.

Nelson Emmons
Associate Dean, GSOIS
Graduate School of Operations and Information Sciences
MS, U.S. Army War College, 2013

Christian Fitzpatrick
Faculty Associate for Research
Computer & Information Programs Office
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 2009

Douglas J. Fouts
Professor and Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD/UC Santa Barbara/Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Computer Architecture, Computer Systems Architecture, Embedded Systems

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John D. (JD) Fulp
Senior Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1996
Implementation of Public Key Infrastructure, Design of Secure Networks

Shelley P. Gallup
Associate Research Professor (1999)
Department of Information Sciences
Ph.D., Old Dominion University, 1998
Research interests are in knowledge systems, Organization development, Research methods applied to complex systems

Bob Garza
Department of Information Sciences
MS, Golden Gate University, 2000

Chris Gaucher
Deputy CIO for Operations
ITACS, Academic Support
Operational IT/IT Management, Cloud Services, Cybersecurity

Bob Goodwin
Director for Cybersecurity
Information Technology and Communications Services
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1991

Britta Hale
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
PhD in Telematics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Information Security and Communication Technology
Cryptography and information security. Current research interests include the design and analysis of cryptographic key exchange and authentication protocols, and secure channels.

Ted Huffmire
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 2007
Computer Architecture, Computer Security

Wade L. Huntley
Senior Lecturer, NSA & CAG
Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, 1993
Cyber policy and strategy, nuclear, biological and chemical weapons: proliferation and non-proliferation, northeast Asian security, and international relations theory and practice.

Cynthia Irvine
Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Information Systems Security Studies and Research
Department of Computer Science
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

Scott Jasper
National Security Affairs
Ph.D., University of Reading, U.K., 2018
Cyber Security Policy and Practice, Cyber Deterrence Strategies

Ray Jones
Graduate School of Defense Management (GSDM)
MS, National Defense University, 2006

Joe LoPiccolo
CIO and Director of ITACS
Information Technology and Communications Services

Department of Computer Science
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1986
Cyber Security, Risk Assessment, Cognitive Modeling, Runtime Monitoring, Cyber-Physical Systems, Autonomous Systems, Network & Communications Systems, Distributed Systems of Systems, and C4ISR Modeling and Simulation, Data Science, Document Conversion, Reliable Software Architectures, Rapid Prototyping & Agile Methods for Software Automation.

Ryan Maness
Assistant Professor
Defense Analysis Department
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Political Science, 2013

Chris Manuel
Professor of Practice
Information Sciences
Irregular Warfare, NPS, Defense Analysis
Emerging Technology

Thor Martinsen
Assistant Professor
Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2017
Cryptography & Coding Theory, Cyber Warfare, Computer Security, Electronic Warfare

Randy Maule
Research Associate Professor
Department of Information Science
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1987

John McEachen
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., Yale University, 1995
Steganographic communications, complexity theory applied to network infrastructure, video distribution and analysis over computer networks, computer network security.

Vinnie Monaco
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
PhD, Pace University/Computer Science
side channels, privacy, biometrics

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Thuy Nguyen
Research Associate
Department of Computer Science
B.A., University of California at San Diego, 1982
Advanced Topics in Computer Security, Trusted Operating Systems and Kernels, Multilevel Security Applications, Common Criteria Evaluation for High Robustness Systems, Secure Web Services

Walter Owen
Associate Chair Distributed Programs & Outreach
Department of Systems Engineering
DPA, Golden Gate University, 2003
Defense Systems Acquisition: Acquisition Policy, Education & Training, Program Management, New Business Development, Logistics Support and Cycle Time Analysis; Systems Engineering: Integrated Product & Process Development, Risk Management, Configuration Management, Modeling & Simulation and Requirements Analysis; General Management: Organizational Transformation, Team Building, Leadership, Systems Theory, Total Quality Theory and Strategic Management; Public Administration: Public Policy, Program Evaluation, Performance Measurement; Distributed and Distance Learning: Effectiveness Studies, Business Models, Assessment Tools, Interactive Instructional Designs and Training for Educators.

Howard Pace Jr.
Professor of the Practice
MSEE, BSEE NPS EE, BSME University of Washington
Cybersecurity in DOD Acquisitions, Disruptive Technologies, Rapid Acquisition, Space Systems

Craig Rasmussen
Professor and Chair of Applied Mathematics
Department of Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Denver, 1980
Graph theory and combinatorics

Mark Rhoades
Senior Lecturer
Department of Systems Engineering & Space Systems Academic Group
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 2006
Risk analysis and management, systems engineering, systems architecture, systems assessment and reliability, space systems technologies and applications.

Clark Robertson
Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1983
Spread spectrum communications, wireless local area networks, cellular communications.

John Roth
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2016

Neil Rowe
Department of Computer Science
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1983
Applied Artificial Intelligence

Sharon Runde
Faculty Associate for Research
Cyber Academic Group Associate Chair for Education
MS Program Management, Naval Postgraduate School, 2014
Artificial intelligence, strategic decision making, and decision support systems.

Clyde Scandrett
Dean of GSEAS and Professor
Department of Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., Northwestern Univ, 1985
Active materials, and the coupling between elastic, fluid, and piezoelectric media; Wave propagation phenomenon; Electromagnetic wave propagation; The Biot theory of wave propagation in porous media, as well as for Naval applications involving array element interactions of low-frequency transducer arrays

Michael Senft
MILFAC Lecturer 
Computer Science
Master, Naval Postgraduate School/Network Operations and Technology
Cyber Security / Network Graphs  / Cyberspace Operations

Alan Shaffer
Senior Lecturer
Department of Information Science
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.

Larry Shattuck
Senior Lecturer
Department of Operations Research
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1995
Teaching Human Factors Engineering; Experience Engineering Psychology Design and Applications; Experimental Psychology; Human-Computer Interaction; Human Error; Anthropometrics and Biomechanics; General Psychology

Gurminder Singh
Department of Computer Science
Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada, 1989

Keith Snider
Professor of Public Administration and Management
Graduate School of Defense Management (GSDM)
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 1997
Defense acquisition policy and project management

Pante Stanica
Applied Mathematics Department
Ph.D. and Doctorate, Ph.D. in Mathematics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1998; Doctorate in Mathematics, University of Bucharest, 1998
Cryptography, Boolean functions, Number Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics.

Preetha Thulasirama
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada, 2010
Wireless and cyber networks, cybersecurity

Kristen Tsolis
Department of Defense Analysis
M.S., Monterey Institute of International Studies

Lonnie Wilson
Professor Emeritus
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1973
Radar, EW-ES Receivers, digital signal processing, EA jamming, counter RF IEDs receivers.