Professional Information

Dr. Ralucca Gera joined the Naval Postgraduate School in 2005, where she is now a tenured Associate Professor. She 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 13 students in its short 2 year life, with 18 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.  She is also on the Editorial Board of the Young Mathematician’s Network and Graph Theory Notes of NY, as well as the regional conference Bay Area Discrete Math.  Her latest passion is network science education of the young generation, starting in Kindergarten. My Erdos Number is 2 (collaborator: Gary Chartrand and Ping Zhang).

Contact Information

  • Phone: (831) 656-2230 and Fax: (831) 656-2355
  • Office: 260 Spanagel Hall
    Department of Applied Mathematics, Naval Postgraduate School
    833 Dyer Road Monterey, CA 93943-5216

Network Science:

Information for the Network Science Certificate at NPS, Network Science, Network Theory and NetSciEd.

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