Alan R. Washburn

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Operations Research
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1965

Operations Research Department
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California 93943

Office: Glasgow Hall 204

Photo of Alan R. Washburn, Professor of Operations ResearchAlan Washburn received a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1965. He has taught and done research in the Operations Research Department since 1970, before which he was employed by the Boeing Company for five years. He is the author of over 50 scientific publications, including two books, and is the coauthor of two other books. His research at the Naval Postgraduate School is almost entirely military, emphasizing problems that employ search theory, game theory or both. Washburn is a member the National Academy of Engineering, and is the recipient of several awards and prizes, including the Distinguished Civilian Service Award.

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Applied Probability
  • Search and Detection
  • Optimization
  • Combat Models
  • Game Theory
  • Undersea Warfare

Professional History
Other Publications
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