Col. Andrew O. Hall, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity and Data Science at Marymount University and an Adjunct Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA). Before joining IDA, He was on the faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Director of the Army Cyber Institute, the Army’s Think Tank for the cyber domain. Dr. Hall directed and oversaw research, leadership development, and partnership efforts across the cyber domain. He serves as the chair of the editorial board for the Cyber Defense Review journal and has recently focused his research in cybersecurity education. He is active in the Military and Security Applications Society (MAS) of INFORMS, having served as the society’s president. A retired Army Colonel, Dr. Hall has served as an infantry officer, an operations research and systems analyst, a cyber officer, and an academy professor, as well as multiple assignments in the Pentagon, serving on both the Army Staff and the Joint Staff.
Professor of Decision Sciences, George Washington University
Miguel Lejeune is a Professor of Decision Sciences at the George Washington University (GWU) and has a joint appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research interests are in stochastic programming, distributionally robust optimization, optimization under decision-dependent uncertainty, and applied prescriptive and predictive analytics in supply chain, energy, and health care. He is the recipient of the CAREER Award from the Army Research Office and of the IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award. He has received the 2019 Koopman Award from the INFORMS Military and Security Application Society and the 2020 Dean’s Best Senior Faculty Research Award at GWU. His research is currently funded by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the DUKE Energy Innovation Fund, as well as the UFF and CDRF grant programs.
Assistant Professor with the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
Dr. Manish Bansal is an Assistant Professor with Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research is focused on the theory of stochastic and distributionally robust integer programming, and location science along with their applications in homeland defense, logistics, and telerobotics. He has received multiple research grants from NSF and Department of Defense.
Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Washington University
Payman Dehghanian received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2009, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, in 2011, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, in 2017. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA. His research interests include power system reliability and resilience assessment, data-informed decision-making for maintenance and asset management in electrical systems, and smart electricity grid applications.
Dr. Dehghanian is the recipient of the 2014 and 2015 IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Professional Achievement Awards, the 2015 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Young Professional Award, and the 2021 Early Career Award from the Washington Academy of Sciences.
Regan Copple works at the intersection of strategy, analysis, and policy. She is a military Concept Designer and Analyst at Group W, where she currently focuses on technical issues and analysis. Previously, she worked at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) focusing on naval warfare and East Asian security issues. She holds a Master of Security Studies from Georgetown University and is a 2021 MORS Visco Prize finalist.
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