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Dr Raymond Buettner is an Associate Professor in the Information Sciences Department at the Navy Postgraduate School and the NPS Director of Field Experimentation.  Dr Buettner served 10 years as Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator while earning his Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  He holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Doctorate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.  From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Buettner served on the faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and was the Information Operations Chair.  He is the Chair of Technical Operations, in which he liaisons between NPS and the Joint Staff J39.He is the Principal Investigator for multiple research projects with budgets exceeding $3 million dollars a year, including the TNT, RELIEF, and JIFX projects.  http://faculty.nps.edu/rrbuettn/about.html


Deputy Director

Dr Brian Bingham is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the Naval Postgraduate School.  Dr Bingham received his PhD in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2003.  After a brief stint at the Ocean Institute in California, he was appointed to a post-doctoral position at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Deep Submergence Lab.  Dr. Bingham has served as a member of the faculty at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering from 2005-2009 and the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 2009-2015.  His research is on innovative tools for exploring, understanding and protecting the marine environment.  This work includes projects on underwater navigation, autonomous vehicles and sensor integration.  http://faculty.nps.edu/vitae/cgi-bin/vita.cgi?p=display_vita&id=1299243456


Associate Director

Carl Oros is a Faculty Associate Researcher and doctoral student in the Department of Information Sciences (IS) at the Naval Postgraduate School.  Carl is a retired Marine Corps assault support helicopter pilot and holds Master degrees from the USMC Command & Staff College (MMS) and the Naval Postgraduate School (Information Tech. Mgmt).  Prior to retiring in 2009, he served as Military Faculty in the IS Dept. (2004-2009) and ultimately as the NPS Senior Marine Corps Representative (2007-2009).  Since 2003, Carl has been actively engaged in tactical networking and command & control related research and has served as the Principle Investigator for several USMC funded research projects totaling $2M as well as Co-Investigator/Co-Researcher for the Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) program. 


Associate Director

Ms. Lyla Englehorn, MPP has a Faculty Associate – Research appointment at the Naval Postgraduate School. Ms. Englehorn earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the Panetta Institute at CSU Monterey Bay. She looks at issues related to policy in the maritime domain and is involved in a number of projects at NPS.  As an active member of the NPS Design Thinking community, she executes CRUSER innovation thread activities - primarily the annual workshop using tools of design for rapid concept generation. 


Operations Manager

Ms. Jean Ferreira