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Operations Research Department
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943

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Associate Chair of Research and Professor of Operations Research
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2002

Dr. Johannes O. Royset is Associate Chair of Research and Professor of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School. Dr. Royset's research focuses on formulating and solving stochastic and deterministic optimization problems arising in data analysis, sensor management, and reliability engineering. Dr. Royset has a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of California at Berkeley (2002). Dr. Royset was awarded a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship in 2003, a Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research in 2007, and the Barchi Prize as well as the MOR Journal Award from the Military Operations Research Society in 2009. He received the Carl E. and Jessie W. Menneken Faculty Award for Excellence in Scientific Research in 2010. Dr. Royset is an associate editor of Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, and Computational Optimization and Applications.

His research has been supported by the Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Office, and DARPA.


Taking the guesswork out of designing extremely complex military systems

Teaching Interests

  • Nonlinear programming
  • Linear programming
  • Operations Management


Dr. Royset is the co-inventor of epi-splines, a functional approximation tool with wide applications in data fitting and forecasting, and of superquantile regression, second-order superquantile risk, and buffered probability. He is committed to develop the next generation of data and decision analytics, both at the theoretical and the practical level.

  • Optimization: Theory and Applications
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Statistical Estimation
  • Data analysis
  • Sensor management
  • Reliability engineering
  • Precision Adjustment in Complex Optimization Models


Dr. Royset is the co-organizer for the Bay Area Optimization Meeting (BayOpt). Recordings of presentations at the 2016 meeting are available here; see also the program and abstracts.



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