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Thor Martinsen
CDR (Sel), USN
Military Lecturer & Program Officer
Department of Applied Mathematics &
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2678
Email: tmartins (at)
MS - Naval Postgraduate School,
Applied Mathematics
MS - Naval Postgraduate School,
Computer Science
Certificate - Naval Postgraduate School,
Mathematics of Secure Communications
BA - Skidmore College,
Pure and Applied Mathematics
BS - Thomas Edison State College,
Electrical Engineering Technology
AA - University of Maryland University College,
AS - Community College of the Air Force,
Avionics Systems Technology
  • 2012 - Present, Military Lecturer: Electrical & Computer Engineering and Applied Math
  • 2012 - Present, Program Officer: Electrical & Computer Engineering and Applied Math programs
  • 2010 - Present, Applied Math PhD student
  • 2005 - 2007 Master's Degree student
OTHER EXPERIENCE: (View an extended list)
  • 2010-2012 Commanding Officer, Center for Information Dominance Unit Monterey
  • 2008-2009 Deputy Information Warfare Commander, PELELIU Expeditionary Strike Group (PELESG)
  • 2007-2009 Cryptologic Resource Coordinator , Amphibious Squadron THREE
  • 2003-2005 Electronic Warfare Officer and Ship's Cryptologist, USS KEARSARGE (LHD-3)
  • 2000-2003 Senior Watch Officer & Navy Department Head NSA/CSS Hawaii / NSGA Kunia
  • Cryptography
  • Combinatorics
  • Logic and Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Security and Cyber Warfare
  • Cryptography & Coding Theory
  • Combinatorial Mathematics
  • Logic and Discrete Mathematics
  • Computer Security and Cyber Warfare
  • Academic
    • Elected member Alpha Chi national academic honor society
    • Elected member Pi Mu Epsilon national mathematics honor society
    • Elected Member At Large Upsilon Pi Epsilon national computer science honor society
    • Elected Member Eta Kappa Nu national Electrical and Computer Engineering honor society
  • Military
    • Joint Service Commendation Medal
    • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
    • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
    • Air Force Achievement Medal
    • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Associate Fellow Institute for Combinatorics and Its Applications
  • Senior Member IEEE
  • Member IEEE Information Theory Society
  • Member of American Mathematical Society
  • Member of International Association for Cryptologic Research
  • Member of Navy Cryptologic Veterans Association
  • Member of Naval Order of the United States
  • Keywords: cryptography, coding theory, combinatorics, computer security, cyber warfare, information operations, electronic warfare

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