The Team

The NPS Data Science & Analytics Group Team

ExecDir
David L. Alderson
Executive Director, Professor
DSAG / Operations Research
Ph.D., Stanford, 2003
dlalders@nps.edu
831-656-1814

 

Research Interests:  Computational Methods for Operations Research, Optimization and Its Application, Decision-making Under Uncertainty.

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Ross Schuchard
Technical Director, Assistant Professor
DSAG / Operations Research
Ph.D., George Mason University, 2019
ross.schuchard@nps.edu
831-656-2585

 

Research Interests: Computational Social Science, Natural Language Processing, DoD Cloud Applications, all things Data Science.

E.Eckstrand
Eric Eckstrand
Research Associate
DSAG
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2014
eric.eckstrand@nps.edu
813-656-3590

 

Research Interests: Supervised & Unsupervised ML.

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John Audia
Faculty Associate - Research
DSAG (Duty Station: San Diego)
Navy Civilian: 0391, 0132, 1515, 1701
john.audia@nps.edu

 

Research Interests:  C5ISR, Remote Sensing, 

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Pete Nesbitt
Assistant Professor
Operations Research
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines, 2020
peter.nesbitt@nps.edu
831-656-3116

 

Research Interests: mathematical programming, network design, and decision analysis.

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Christopher Thoendel
Senior Military Advisor / DoD Liaison
Operations Research
M.Sc., Cranfield University, 2006
christopher.thoendel@nps.edu
831.656.7693

 

Research Interests:  GIS

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Affiliated Faculty

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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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Alan Shaffer
Senior Lecturer
Information Sciences, Computer Science, DSAG
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2008
alan.shaffer@nps.edu
831.656.3319

 

Teaching Interests: Adversarial Cyber Operations, Fundamentals of Computer Security, Algorithms, Introductory Programming.

Research Interests: Cyber operations and systems; data science and cloud computing; security modeling of systems & high assurance system verification.

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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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