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The NPS Data Science Team

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Robert F. Dell
Executive Director of DSAG, Professor
Dean of GSOIS
Ph.D., SUNY/Buffalo, 1990
dell@nps.edu
831-656-2853

 

Research Interests:  Optimization and its applications; all things Data Science.

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Carl Albing
Interim Tech. Dir., DSAG, Research Professor
Operations Research / DSAG
Ph.D., University of Reading (UK), 2012
carl.albing@nps.edu
831-656-3516

 

Research Interests: High Performance Computing (HPC), HPC Education, applications of HPC to all things Data Science.

 

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Eric Eckstrand
Research Associate
DSAG
M.S., NPS,
eric.eckstrand@nps.edu
813-656-3516

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Affiliated Faculty

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Albert Barreto III
Manager, Virtualization and Cloud Computing Lab and Lecturer
Information Sciences
Masters of Information Technology Management, Naval Postgraduate School, 2011
abarreto@nps.edu
831.656.7720

 

Research Interests:  Virtualization Technologies and Cloud Computing, Wireless Networking and Thin and Zero Client Devices, Alternative Power and Efficient Computing, My current thesis work is on Floating Points Per Second (FLOPS) over Kilowatt Hour (kWh) in past and current Virtual Systems, starting with the IBM System 370 and examining presumed gains in efficiency of our modern virtualized systems compared to the earlier main frame model.

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Peter Denning
Distinguished Professor
Computer Science
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968
pjd@nps.edu
831.656.3603

 

Teaching interests:  Principles of Computing, Operating Systems, Technology and Innovation, Innovation, Emergence, and Communication, Modeling, and Design

Research Interests:  Innovation Principles, Great Principles of Computing, Operating Systems, Performance Modeling, Workflow Management, High Performance Computing, Security, Data Science, and Computing Education

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Tom Lucas
Professor
Operations Research
Ph.D., University of California at Riverside, 1991
twlucas@nps.edu
831.656.2595

 

Teaching and Research Interests:  Robust Statistical Methodology, Defense and Security Modeling, High-dimensional Design of Experiments

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Joshua A. Kroll
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Ph.D., Princeton, 2015
jkroll@nps.edu
831.656.3988

 

Research Interests:  Technology and governance; accountable algorithms; reliability for data science tools, methods and products; accountable algorithms; cryptography; software security; formal methods; and technology policy.

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Susan Sanchez
Professor
Operations Research
Ph.D., Cornell University, 1986
ssanchez@nps.edu
831.656.2595

 

Teaching Interests:  Simulation analysis and statistics

Research Interests:  Design of experiments, data-intensive statistics, and robust selection, with applications to simulation experiments, military operations, manufacturing, and health care.

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Jim Scrofani
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2005
jwscrofa@nps.edu
571.858.3255

 

Teaching interests:  Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing, Multisensor Data Fusion

Research interests:  Remote Sensing, Multirate Signal Processing, Multisensor Data Fusion, Remote Sensing

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Man-Tak Shing
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Ph.D., University of California, 1981
shing@nps.edu
831.656.2634

 

Research Interests:  Specification, validation and run-time monitoring of temporal assertions, Real-time and Distributed System Modeling and Design, Service Oriented Architectures, Cloud Computing

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Dennis Volpano
Associate Professor
Computer Science
Ph.D., Oregon Graduate Institute, 1986
volpano@nps.edu
831.656.3091

 

Teaching interests: Principles of Programming Languages, Automata and Formal Languages, Theory of Computation, and Networking.

Research interests:  Formal Semantics, Type Systems, Static Analyses, Foundations of Computer Security, Content/search-centric networks

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Ying Zhao
Research Professor
Information Sciences
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
yzhao@nps.edu
831.656.3679

 

Research interests:  Big Data ML and AI for Combat, Deep Analytics, Reinforcement learning for Modeling Large-Scale Cognitive Reasoning, Big Data Architecture and Analytics, SOAR Architecture to Model Cognitive Functions in a Kill Chain, and Lexical Link Analysis (LLA).

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Contact NPS Data Science and Analysis Group:

  • Dean Rob Dell, Executive Director of DSAG, Professor, and Dean of GSOIS, 831-656-2853