About the Graduate School of Operations and Information Sciences - Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences
GSOIS Dean Dr. Dan Boger
Professor Dan C. Boger is currently the Acting Dean of GSOIS. He has previously served as the Dean of the Information Sciences Department in GSOIS, 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 Dean Nelson Emmons (COL, Ret.)
Nelson L. Emmons was a U.S. Army Infantry Officer with a specialty in Operations Research and Systems Analysis. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1989 with a BS in Aerospace Engineering. He is also a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School in 1997 with a MS in Applied Mathematics. After earning his degree, he taught Multi-Variable Calculus and Probability and Statistics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at West Point from 1997-2000. He also earned a MS in Strategy and Policy from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA in 2013. In his previous assignment, he served as the G5 Plans Division Deputy Chief at the U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters, Fort Shafter, HI after serving three years as the J542 Southeast Asia Plans Chief in the J5 Strategy and Policy Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, HI. He served in combat operations with the 25th Infantry Division during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in 2006-2007 and with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM in 1990-1991.
Military Associate Dean Colonel Michael Kolb
Colonel Michael K. Kolb is a U.S. Army Officer with a functional area of Operations Research and Systems Analysis. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of Boston University with a M.S. degree in Business Administration and the University of Oklahoma with a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies. In his previous assignment, Colonel Kolb served as the Executive Officer of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense. He also served as the Deputy Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, as Program Integrator at Army G-8 Program Analysis and Evaluation and as an Army Research Fellow at the RAND Corporation. Colonel Kolb served with Coalition Forces Land Component Command in 2004 to support Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He resides in Pebble Beach with his wife Kat, a retired Navy Engineering Duty Officer.
Computer Science Department Chair Dr. Gurminder Singh
Gurminder Singh is Professor and Chair of the Dept of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. In addition to excellence in research and teaching, he is championing technology transition and multidisciplinary research. Previously, he has successfully transitioned multiple research projects to industry and lead the formation of global start-ups. Dr Singh was the founder of the ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) conference in 1995; now held annually across the world. He was also a co-founder of the ACM User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), now the premier conference in its field. He has made lasting contributions to academic research by publishing in numerous conferences and journals, and by editing special issues of the prestigious computing journals: CACM, ACM Transactions on CHI, multiple issues of IEEE Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds. Dr Singh is currently active in research in high-fidelity virtualization to support digital twins of networked computing systems and offensive cyber operations.
Operations Research Department Chair Dr. W. Matthew Carlyle
W. Matthew Carlyle is Professor and Chair of Operations Research. His research interests include integer programming and combinatorial optimization, game-theoretic models of attack and defense, military logistics, naval mission planning, and infrastructure modeling. He holds a BS in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Tech and a PhD in Operations Research from Stanford. Professor Carlyle was awarded the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award in 2006 for applied optimization work in support of OEF/OIF.
Defense Analysis Department Chair Dr. Kalev Sepp
Dr. Kalev I. Sepp is presently Chair of the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Counterterrorism (2007-9). Earlier, he was an analyst and strategist in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an expert member of the Baker-Hamilton Bipartisan Commission on Iraq, a.k.a. the Iraq Study Group. A former U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) officer, he earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University, and his Combat Infantryman Badge in the Salvadoran Civil War. Dr. Sepp also graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College with a Master's degree in Military Art and Science, and taught military and world history at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. While assigned in Iraq, Dr. Sepp wrote "Best Practices in Counterinsurgency," later published in Military Review, and reprinted in Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese. He is co-author of Weapon of Choice: U.S. Army Special Operations in Afghanistan, and wrote the chapters "NATO Special Forces in Future Operations" and "Assessing Counterinsurgency" (with Maj. Gen. William Hix) in recently published books, along with other articles, essays, reviews and studies. Dr. Sepp was named one of "The Ten Most Influential Counterinsurgency Thinkers" in the United States by Foreign Policy magazine (2009). He has appeared on PBS Newshour, CNN, CNNi, BBC, Fox Business News, MSNBC, CBS, C-Span, NPR, and various national news programs. His sons – a Marine and an Army paratrooper – both served in Iraq.
Information Sciences Department Chair Dr. Tom Housel
Dr. Tom Housel is currently the acting Chairman of the Information Sciences Department and specializes in valuing intellectual capital, knowledge management, telecommunications, information technology, value-based business process reengineering, and knowledge value measurement in profit and non-profit organizations. He is currently a tenured Full Professor for the Information Sciences (Systems) Department. He has conducted over 80 knowledge value added (KVA) projects within the non-profit, Department of Defense (DoD) sector for the Army, Navy, and Marines. He also completed over 100 KVA projects in the private sector. The results of these projects provided substantial performance improvement strategies and tactics for core processes throughout the DoD organizations and the private sector companies. He has managed a $4Mil+ portfolio of field studies, educational initiatives, and industry relationships. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 1980.
Cyber Academic Group Chair Dr. Cynthia Irvine
Dr. Cynthia Irvine is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Information Systems Security Studies and Research (CISR) at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Her research centers on the design and construction of high assurance systems and multilevel security. A new interest is cyber systems and operations, which led to her being the first Chair of the recently formed NPS Cyber Academic Group from 2011 through 2015. She is an author on over 160 papers and reports and has supervised the research of over 140 Masters and PhD students.
Dr. Irvine is a recipient of the Naval Information Assurance Award and the William Hugh Murray Founder's Award from the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education. She is a member of the ACM, a lifetime member of the ASP, and a Golden Core Member of the IEEE. From 2005 through 2009, she served as Vice-Chair and subsequently as Chair of the IEEE TC on Security and Privacy. In October 2015, she was inducted into the National Cybersecurity Hall of Fame.