Dr. Ralucca Gera joined the Naval Postgraduate School in 2005, where she is now a tenured Associate Professor. Ralucca is also a researcher in the Center for Cyber Warfare at the Naval Postgraduate School, as well as an associate researcher in the Network Science Center at United States Military Academy. Her research interests are in graph theory and complex networks, with applications to the study of the Internet, Cyber networks and Natural Language Processing, sponsored by multiple DoD organization.
Dr. Gera is the founder and director of the Academic Certificate in Network Science, a program that has graduated 31 students in its short 3 year life, with 17 more currently enrolled. She is the co-founder of the Golden Section NExT (NorCal, HI and NV), holding an active role in its current leadership, along with Young Mathematician’s Network and Graph Theory Notes of NY, and Bay Area Discrete Math.
Her latest passion is network science education of the young generation through teaching short courses for professors, researchers and organizing workshops teachers -- such as the Networks in Classroom Education (NiCE) for Kindergarten teachers and above, and short courses (for researchers or summer interns). She has published over 50 journal and conference papers and 1 edited books. She is active in professional service, including chairing conference program committees, organizing workshops, serving as journal editors, and has and Erdos Number is 2.
"Chance favors only the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur