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Information Sciences Department
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California 93943

Office: GW 2006
(831) 656-3570
Fax: (831) 656-2595
Email: MNissen[at]nps.edu

Mark E. nissen

MARK E. NISSEN
Professor of Information sciences
Director, Edge Center

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • “Human-Machine Teaming,” invited presentation, Naval Research Working Group 20, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (April 2020); Zoom panel session recording for asynchronous delivery.
  • “The One Pager,” invited presentation, Information Sciences PhD Seminar, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (November 2019).
  • “Computational Experimentation,” invited presentation, Information Sciences PhD Seminar, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (March 2018).
  • Further Toward Dynamic Knowledge Visualization and Measurement,” invited presentation, Information Sciences PhD Seminar, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (May 2016).
  • "The Continuum of Pedagogy from Classroom to Online," invited presentation, Center for Educational Excellence, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA (April 2015).
  • "Computational Organization Design and Experimentation," invited presentation, School of Business Research Seminar, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA (October 2013).
  • "Prof. Nissen's Sometimes Mellifluous Research Stream," invited presentation, Information Sciences PhD Seminar, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (October 2012).
  • "Organizational Exploration via Computational Experimentation," invited presentation, Interdisciplinary Committee on Organizational Studies, University of Michigan (September 2011).
  • "KM404: Advanced Knowledge Management Principles & Techniques for Viral Organizational Transformation," invited presentation, Knowledge Management Conference & Exposition, McLean, VA (May 2011).
  • "Agent-Based C2 Modeling and Simulation with POWer," invited presentation, MOVES Seminar, Monterey, CA (July 2010).
  • "Application Services for Command & Control," invited presentation, Naval Postgraduate School C4I Workshop, Monterey, CA (June 2010).
  • "KM Education and Research: Naval Postgraduate School," invited presentation, KM2010 Conference, Washington, DC (May 2010).
  • "Modeling and Simulating Military Organizations with POWer," invited presentation, Simulation Experiments and Efficient Designs (SEED) Seminar, Monterey, CA (February 2010); with John Looney.
  • "Emerging DoD and NATO Research Vectors," invited presentation, Modeling in Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Seminar, Monterey, CA (February 2010); with David Alberts.
  • "Dynamic Knowledge Principles & Learning Army Organizations: How Unthinkable?" invited plenary presentation, Army Operational Knowledge Management Conference, Kansas City, MO (October 2009).
  • "Knowledge Management Concepts & Training: Operational IM-KM Focus," invited plenary presentation, US Marine Corps Information Management Conference, Camp Pendleton, CA (October 2009).
  • "ELICIT Research Opportunities at the Army Research Laboratory," invited presentation, US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD (June 2009).
  • "ELICIT Research Experience at the Naval Postgraduate School," invited plenary presentation, International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Washington, DC (June 2009).
  • "ELICIT (Experimental Laboratory for Investigating Collaboration, Information-sharing and Trust) Experimentation in a Virtual Environment: Some Preliminary Design Thoughts," invited presentation, MOVES Institute Seminar, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (May 2009).
  • "Research centres and knowledge: the good, the bad and the ugly," invited presentation, Monieson Centre, Queens University, Kingston, ON, Canada (May 2009).
  • "Information Propagation, Impact and Persistence: Organizational Design and Trust Implications," invited presentation, DARPA Mimetics Seedling Research Meeting, Arlington, VA (February 2009).
  • "The Logic of Organizing," invited presentation, Logic Group, Stanford University (July 2008).
  • "Information Propagation, Impact and Persistence: Trust and Mistrust Research Opportunities," invited presentation, DARPA Mimetics Seedling Research Meeting, Arlington, VA (July 2008).
  • "Philosophy of Science and Engineering Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods & the Design of Large Experiments," invited presentation, CS, ECE, IS, MOVES & SWE Joint PhD Seminar, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (January 2008).
  • "A Campaign of Experimentation to Evaluate C2 Approaches Using ELICIT and POW-ER Tools," Plenary Address International Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, Newport, RI (June 2007).
  • "Transcontinental Knowledge Flows: Bridging our International Understanding of Knowledge Management Research and Practice," Keynote Address Wissen Management Konferenz, Potsdam, Germany (March 2007).
  • "Virtual Interview with the Army Knowledge Management Community on the book Harnessing Knowledge Dynamics: Principled Organizational Knowing & Learning (June - August 2006).
  • "Understanding Command and Control," Invited Panel Presentation, Command & Control Research & Technology Symposium, San Diego, CA (June 2006).
  • "Edge Organization and Knowledge Dynamics," invited presentation, School of Business, George Washington University (May 2006).
  • "Hypothesis Testing of Edge Organizations," invited presentation, Second Edge Project Research Workshop, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (July 2005).
  • "Computational Experimentation on Edge Organizations," invited presentation, Information Sciences Research Seminar, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (May 2005).
  • "Hypothesis Testing of Edge Organizations," invited presentation, Edge Project Workshop, Stanford University (December 2004).
  • "Understanding the Edge Organization: Project Ideas," invited presentation, Virtual Design Team Research Group, Stanford University (October 2004).
  • "Computational Modeling of Organizational Knowing: Designing Organizations around Knowledge Flows, or Describing Organizational Knowing through Dynamic Models," invited presentation, Management Research Seminar, Fuqua School of Management, Duke University (October 2004).
  • "Agent-Based Modeling of Knowledge Flows - Organizational Design Implications," invited presentation, Virtual Design Team Research Group Seminar, Stanford University (January 2004).
  • “Knowing Management: 10 Principles for NCO,” presented at the Naval Postgraduate School Network-Centric Operations Course, Monterey, CA (July 2004).
  • “Computational Experimentation in Acquisition/Logistics,” invited presentation, Acquisition/Logistics Seminar, Naval Postgraduate School (April 2004).
  • “Agent-Based Modeling of Knowledge Flows – Organizational Design Implications,” invited presentation, Virtual Design Team Research Group Seminar, Stanford University (January 2004).
  • "Dynamic Knowledge Organization - Insights from a Year on the Farm," presented at the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy Research Seminar, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (October 2003).
  • "Designing Organizations Around Knowledge Flows: Compelling, Crazy or Passé?" invited presentation, Department of Organization & Management Research Seminar, University of Southern Denmark (May 2003).
  • "Dynamic Models of Knowledge-Flow Dynamics," invited presentation, Minnesota Knowledge Management Symposium, Minneapolis, MN (March 2003).
  • "Two-Sided Matching for the U.S. Navy's Enlisted Detailing Process: A Comparison of Deferred Acceptance Versus Linear Programming Via Simulation," invited presentation, Navy Manpower Research and Analysis Conference, held at the Center for Naval Analysis, Alexandria, VA (March 2003); with Bill Gates, Joshua Ho, and Eng Whee Low.
  • "Two-Sided Matching Agents for Electronic Employment Market Design: Social Welfare Implications," invited presentation, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Research Colloquium, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (March 2003); with Bill Gates.
  • "A Workday in the Life of an Artificial Learning Agent," invited presentation, James March Monday Lunch Seminar Series, held at Stanford University (February 2003).
  • "Dynamic Models of Organizational Learning," invited presentation, Virtual Design Team Research Group, held at Stanford University (February 2003).
  • "Understanding Knowledge Flow in Large Distributed Organizations," invited presentation, Center for Work, Technology and Organizations Research Colloquium, held at Stanford University (March 2003).
  • "A Workday in the Life of an Artificial Learning Agent," invited presentation, James March Monday Lunch Seminar, Stanford University (February 2003).
  • "The Navy's Enlisted Detailing Process: An Empirical Analysis," invited presentation, Graduate School of Business and Public Policy Board of Advisors, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (December 2002); with Bill Gates, Joshua Ho, Eng Whee Low, Dong Ho Park and Mark Ramirez.
  • "Measuring Knowledge Flow," invited presentation, Global Knowledge Economics Summit, New York, NY (November 2002).
  • "Understanding Knowledge Flow," invited presentation, James March Monday Lunch Seminar Series, held at Stanford University (October 2002).
  • "Knowledge-Flow/VDT Research Integration," invited presentation, Virtual Design Team Research Group, held at Stanford University (October 2002).
  • "Flow Mechanics for Knowledge Superiority," invited presentation, Cebrowski Institute for Information Innovation and Superiority (CINFINIS) Research Symposium, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (July 2002).
  • "Knowledge-Flow Patterns for Process Design," invited presentation, School of Business Research Colloquium, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (July 2002).
  • "NPS Research on Knowledge Flow," invited presentation, Naval Strike Air Warfare Center, in Monterey, CA (March 2002).
  • "Agent-Based Electronic Employment Markets," invited presentation, Navy Personnel Research Studies & Technologies Office, in Millington, TN (February 2002); with Bill Gates.
  • "Characterizing Sailor and Command Enlisted Assignment Preferences," invited presentation, Navy Manpower Research Analysis Conference, sponsored by the Center for Naval Analysis, held in Alexandria, VA (February 2002); with Virginia Butler, Valerie Molina and Bill Gates.
  • "A Redesign of the U.S. Navy's Enlisted Assignment Process," invited presentation, Navy Manpower Research Analysis Conference, sponsored by the Center for Naval Analysis, held in Alexandria, VA (February 2002); with Gerard Koh and Bill Gates.
  • "BPR Conceptual Modeling," invited presentation, Bureau of Naval Personnel CIO Office, in Millington, TN (December 2001).
  • "Research Experiences and Opportunities with the Navy Sea-Based Battle Lab," invited presentation, Naval Postgraduate School, School of Business & Public Policy Research Colloquium, held in Monterey, CA (September 2001).
  • "Intelligent Agents and Web-Based Markets for Detailing Naval Personnel," invited presentation, Military Personnel Research Science Workshop, University of Memphis (June 2001); with Bill Gates.
  • "Navy Knowledge Flow," invited presentation, Navy Chief Information Office, Knowledge-Centric Organization Project, presentation filmed in Monterey, CA (May 2001); play the video clip .
  • "Navy Knowledge Flow Exchange," invited presentation, Command Third Fleet seminar, USS Coronado, San Diego, CA (May 2001).
  • "A Brief Look at Knowledge Flow," invited presentation, Naval Postgraduate School Research Recognition Evening (April 2001).
  • "A Tale of Three Knowledge Systems," invited presentation, Stanford University Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering (March 2001).
  • “An Experimental Approach to Understanding Human and Software Agent Performance along the Supply Chain,” invited presentation, University of Arizona Information Systems Research Seminar, held in Tucson, AZ (November 2000).
  • "Agent-Based Market Design for Navy Enlisted Personnel," invited presentation, Navy Manpower Research and Analysis Conference, held in Washington, DC (October 2000).
  • "Agent Supply Chain Dis/Re-intermediation," presented at the IFIP Working Group 7.6 Workshop on Virtual Environments for Advanced Modeling, held in Monterey, CA (August 2000).
  • "U.S. Defense Acquisition Research Program," invited presentation, First PMI Research Conference, Paris, France (June 2000).
  • "Future of Project Management Research," invited panel discussion, First PMI Research Conference, Paris, France (June 2000).
  • "The Future Acquisition Environment," invited presentation, Federal Acquisition Institute, Washington, DC (May 2000).
  • "IT Acquisition Research Strategies," invited presentation, American Project Management Forum, Tysons Corner, VA (November 1999).
  • "External Research for the DoD," invited presentation, Dr. Jacques Gansler, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, Ft. Belvoir (June 1999).
  • "Knowledge-Based Knowledge Management," invited presentation, Naval Postgraduate School Research Colloquium, held in Monterey, CA (October 1999).
  • "Intelligent Acquisition Agents"; invited presentation, Advanced Technology in Business Conference on Managing Information Technologies, held at Oakland University, Auburn Hills, MI (October 1998).
  • "Acquisition Vectors: Knowledge and Systems"; invited presentation, Supply Corps Flag Officers' Workshop on the Future of Acquisition and Contracting, held at the Naval Postgraduate School (August 1998).
  • "Reengineering Acquisition," presented at the Acquisition Center of Excellence (ACE) Exchange, held at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (October 1997).
  • "Knowledge-based Organizational Process Redesign," invited presentation, Information Systems Colloquium, held at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA (October 1996).
  • "Intelligent Virtual Enterprise Management," invited presentation, Center for Information Technology and Management Workshop on Virtual Enterprise Management, at the University of California, Berkeley, CA (April 1996).
  • "Knowledge-Based Procurement Process Redesign," invited presentation, Bay Area Information Systems Research Symposium, at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (January 1996).
  • "Agents to Increase the Intelligence of the Intelligent Hub," invited presentation, CommerceNet CALS Working Group Meeting, Sunnyvale, CA (December 1995).
  • "Knowledge-Based Contracting," invited presentation, Naval Postgraduate School, in Monterey, CA (September 1995).
  • "The ICIS '99 Virtual Conference Prototype Experiment," invited presentation, Workshop on Information Systems Research & Development Doctoral Student Consortium, held at the University of Southern California (October 1994).
  • "Measurement-Based Software Process Redesign and Optimization," invited presentation, Southern California CASE Users Group meeting, held at the University of Southern California (May 1994).

 

 

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