Operations Research Department
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943
Office: Glasgow Hall 283
Daniel A. Eisenberg
Research Assistant Professor of Operations Research
Ph.D., Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University, 2018
Daniel Eisenberg is a Research Assistant Professor in Critical Energy Infrastructure Systems in the Department of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). He works with the Dr. David Alderson, the Director of the NPS Center for Infrastructure Defense, and Dr. Daniel Nussbaum, the Principal Member of the NPS Energy Academic Group, to coordinate and lead NPS education and research efforts in critical infrastructure resilience.
Dan's research focuses on the design, operation, and adaptation of resilient energy systems with emphasis on applying resilience engineering theory to improve infrastructure operations. His work uses tools from network science, operations research, engineering, and public administration to link energy and social systems together to identify fragilities in infrastructure command and control policies. Moreover, his work spans broad energy contexts, from the Oroville Dam crisis in 2017 when the largest hydroelectric dam in the US nearly breached to blackout management for the South Korean national power transmission system.
Dan is also an educator and helps lead the dissemination of resilience research worldwide. At NPS, he co-teaches the course Critical Infrastructure Analysis and Defense. Outside NPS, he helps coordinate prominent international resilience research networks including the Urban Resilience Research Network (urbanresilienceresearch.net) and the resilience engineering institute (resilienceengineeringinstitute.org).
Dan received his Ph.D. in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering from Arizona State University (ASU) and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of California, Davis. He was a student contractor with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center's Risk and Decision Science Team. He also received several prestigious fellowships, including a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, a NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship in Solar Energy Utilization (IGERT-SUN), a NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil.