Dr. Javier Salmerón
Department of Operations Research
Naval Postgraduate School

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Prof. Salmeron

Operations Research Department 
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943

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Email: jsalmero@nps.edu

Javier Salmerón

Professor of Operations Research
Ph.D., Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), 1998

Dr. Salmerón is a Professor in the Operations Research Department at the Naval Postgraduate School. His research focuses in the area of mathematical modeling and optimization, and its applications in civilian and military problems. This has been published in open, peer-reviewed journals. He also teaches several graduate courses in optimization and operations management, and advises thesis students. Before his time with NPS, Dr. Salmerón worked for Spanish electric utility Iberdrola. He was also part-time adjunct professor in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the Statistics School of Complutense University of Madrid. In 2009, he and other department colleagues received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Homeland Security Award, and in 2014 he and other department colleagues and students received the Military of Operations Research Society Richard H. Barchi Prize. In 2015 he and K. Wood received the Best Paper Award at the 5th International Defense and Homeland Security Simulation Workshop. He also received the Wayne E. Meyer Award for teaching excellence in Systems Engineering in 2012, 2014, and 2017. He holds a US Secret clearance.

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Optimization and its applications in:
    • Network interdiction
    • Electric power systems
    • Military applications
    • Humanitarian assistance
  • Decomposition methods
  • Stochastic optimization

 

TEACHING

Resident

  • OA4201: Linear Programming (OA [Operational Analysis] and OL [Operational Logistics]) programs, OR Dept.)
  • OA4202: Nonlinear Programming (OA and OL programs, OR Dept.)
  • OA4203: Mathematical Programming Seminar (OA and OL programs, OR Dept.)
  • OS3211: Systems Optimization (SEA [Systems Engineering Analysis] Program, OR Dept.)

Distance learning

  • OS3211: Systems Optimization (MSA [Masters in Systems Analysis] Program, OR Dept.)
  • OS3211: Systems Optimization (PD21 [Proejct Development for the 21st Century] Program, SE [Systems Engineering] Dept.)
  • MN4379: Operations Management (PD21 Program, SE Dept.)

REFEREED WORKS

Refereed Journal Papers | Refereed Conference Papers

Chapters in Books

  1. Brown, G., Carlyle, W.M., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., 2005, "Analyzing the Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure to Attack, and Planning Defenses," in Tutorials in Operations Research: Emerging Theory, Methods, and Applications, H. Greenberg and J. Smith, eds., Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, Hanover, MD. ISBN 1-877640-21-2.

Refereed Journal Papers

  1. Apte, A., Landale, K.A.F., Rendon, R.G., Salmerón, J., 2017, "Exploring Drivers of Better Strategic Sourcing in the Air Force Using Analytics," Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics, Vol. 1(2), pp. 151-171.
  2. Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., 2017, "Game-Theoretic Methods for Locating Camera Towers and Scheduling Surveillance," International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling, Vol. 12, pp. 264-273.
  3. Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., 2015, "The Value of Recovery Transformers in Protecting an Electric Transmission Grid Against Attack," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 30, pp. 2396-2403.
  4. Apte, A., Heidtke, C. and Salmerón, J., 2015, "Casualty Collection Points Optimization: A Study for the District of Columbia," Interfaces, Vol. 45, pp. 149-165.
  5. Salmerón, J. and Appleget, J., 2014, "Reshaping the U.S. Army: Brigade Combat Team Optimization," Military Operations Research, Vol. 19, No. 3, 51-65.
  6. Salmerón, J., Alderson, D., and Brown, G., 2013, "Analyzing the Resilience of Electric Power Infrastructure Supporting Vandenberg Air Force Base (U)," National Security Operations Research, 1, 2. (Restricted access.)
  7. Salmerón, J., 2012, "Deception Tactics for Network Interdiction: A Multiobjective Approach," Networks,60, 45-58.
  8. Apte, A., Rendon, R. and Salmerón, J., 2011, "An Optimization Approach to Strategic Sourcing: A Case Study of the United States Air Force," Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, Vol. 17, 222-230.
  9. Salmerón, J., Kline, J. and Densham, G., 2011, "Optimizing Schedules for Maritime Humanitarian Cooperative Engagements from a U.S. Navy Sea Base," Interfaces, Vol. 41, 238-253.
  10. Newman, A., Rosenthal, R., Salmerón, J., Brown, G., Price, W., Rowe, A., Fennemore, C. and Taft, R., 2011, "Optimizing Assignment of Tomahawk Cruise Missile Missions to Firing Units," Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 58, 281-295.
  11. Salmerón, J. and Apte, A., 2010, "Stochastic Optimization for Natural Disaster Asset Prepositioning," Production and Operations Management, Vol. 19, 561-574.
  12. Salmerón, J., Wood, R.K., and Morton, 2009, "A Stochastic Program for Optimizing Military Sealift Subject to Attack," Military Operations Research, Vol. 14, 19-39.
  13. Salmerón, J., Wood, K., and Baldick, R., 2009, "Worst-Case Interdiction Analysis of Large-Scale Electric Power Grids," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 24, 96-104.
  14. Marin, A. and Salmerón, J., 2008, "Taxi Planner Optimization: A Management Tool," Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 222, 1055-1066.
  15. Pérez-Villalonga, F., Salmerón, J. and Wood, R.K., 2008, "Dynamic Evacuation Routes for Personnel on a Naval Ship," Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 55, 785-799.
  16. Brown, G., Carlyle, M., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., 2006, "Defending Critical Infrastructure," Interfaces, Vol. 36, 530-544.
    This paper featured in INFORMS Editor's Cut "Confronting Public Problems with OR," reprinted April 2016, http://pubsonline.informs.org/editorscut/publicsector/research.
  17. Escudero, L. and Salmerón, J., 2005, "On a Fix-and-Relax Framework for a Class of Project Scheduling Problems," Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 140, 163-188.
  18. Salmerón, J., Wood, K. and Baldick, R., 2004, "Analysis of Electric Grid Security under Terrorist Threat," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 19, 905-912.
  19. Salmerón, J. and Marin, A., 2004, "A Convex Submodel with Application to System Design," Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 21, 9-33.
  20. Marín, A. and Salmerón, J., 2001, "A Risk Function for the Stochastic Modeling of Electric Capacity Expansion," Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 48, 662-683.
  21. Escudero, L., Quintana, F. and Salmerón, J., 1999, "CORO, a Modeling and Algorithmic Framework for Oil Supply, Transformation and Distribution Optimization under Uncertainty," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 114, 638-656.
  22. Marin, A. and Salmerón, J., 1998, "Electric Capacity Expansion under Uncertain Demand: Decomposition Approaches," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol.13, 333-339.
  23. Escudero, L., Paradinas, I., Salmerón, J. and Sánchez, M., 1998, "SEGEM: A Simulation Approach for Electric Generation Management," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol.13, 738-748.
  24. Marin, A. and Salmerón, J., 1996, "A Simulated Annealing Approach to the Railroad Freight Transportation Design Problem," International Transactions in Operational Research, Vol. 3, 139-149.
  25. Marin, A. and Salmerón, J., 1996, "Tactical Design of Rail Freight Networks. Part II: Local Search Methods with Statistical Analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 94, 43-53.
  26. Marin, A. and Salmerón, J., 1996, "Tactical Design of Rail Freight Networks. Part I: Exact and Heuristic Methods," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 90, 26-44.

Refereed Conference Papers

  1. Wray, J., Buss, A. and Salmerón, J., 2017, "Simulation of a Readiness-based Sparing Optimization," in Proceedings of The International Conference on Modelling and Applied Simulation, Bruzzone, A. et al., eds., ISBN 978-88-97999-91-1.
  2. Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., 2015, "Optimally Locating Surveillance Assets in Urban Areas," in Proceedings of The International Defense and Homeland Security Simulation Workshop 2015 (I3M-DHSS), Bruzzone, A., Longo, F. and Sottilare, R., eds., ISBN 978-88-97999-51-5.  Winner, Best Conference Paper.
  3. Brown, G., Carlyle, W.M., Kelton, D., Kline, J. and Salmerón, J., 2009, "Operational Planning Tools for U.S. Navy Maritime Commanders," in International Conference on Harbor, Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Modeling and Simulation, Bruzzone, A., Cunha, G. Martínez, R. and Merkuryev, Y., eds.,  Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain. ISBN 978-84-692-5416-5.
  4. Escudero, L., Paradinas, I., Salmerón, J. and Sánchez, M., 1998, "Long-Term Energy Generation Planning under Uncertainty," Proceedings of the Power Generation'98 Conference, Milan, Italy.
  5. Escudero, L., Gómez, E., Salmerón, 1997, "SISPIR: An Integrated System for Investment Selection and Scheduling in a Distribution Network," Proceedings of the Power Generation'97 Conference, Madrid, Spain, 122-134.
  6. Escudero, L., Gómez, E., Salmerón, J., Criado, R. and Valtierra, E., 1997, "SISPIR: An Integrated System for Investment Planning in an Electric Distribution Company," IEE Conf. Publication No. 438, Vol. 6,  6.22.1- 6.22.4.

OTHER WORKS

Papers

  1. Salmerón, J., Wood, K. and Baldick, R., 2003, "Analyzing Electric Power Grids under Terrorist Threat," Naval Postgraduate School Research Newsletter, February, 38-39 and 55-56.

Technical Reports

  1. Salmerón, J. and Buttrey, S., 2018, "Optimal Location of Navy Recruiters", Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-OR-18-003.
  2. Salmerón, J., Alderson, D.L, and Brown, G.G., 2018, "Resilience Report: Analysis of Hawaiian Electric Power Grid Vulnerability to Physical Attack (U)", Naval Postgraduate School NPS-OR-18-001R.
  3. Apte, A., Landale, K.A.F., Rendon, R.G., Salmerón, J., 2016, "Exploring Drivers of Better Strategic Sourcing in the Air Force Using Analytics," Technical Report, Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-CM-17-017.
  4. Salmerón, J. and Dell, R., 2016, "Optimally Locating MARFORRES Units," Technical Report, Naval Research Program, Naval Postgraduate School.
  5. Salmerón, J., Kress, M., Buss, A. and Curling, T., 2015, "Project Deliverable: Plant Utilization at Marine Corps Logistics Command," Technical Report, Naval Research Program, Naval Postgraduate School.
  6. Kress, M. and Salmerón, J., 2015. Logistics Optimal Deployment: A Model for In-Theater Allocation of Logistic Resources, Technical Report, Naval Research Program, Naval Postgraduate School.
  7. Alderson, D., Brown, G., Chankij, M., Mislick, G., Nussbaum, D., Salmerón, J., and Schramm, H., 2014, "Assessing and Improving Resiliency of the Air Force Jet Fuel Distribution System on Guam, Including Recommendations and Cost Estimates for Major Hardening Military Construction (U)," Winner 2014 Military Operations Research Society Barchi Prize
  8. Alderson, D., Brown, G., Carline, A., DeGrange, W., Fleischmann, M, and Salmerón, J., 2014, "Assessing Risk and Identifying How to Improve Resilience of the Energy Supply Chain in the Pacific Theater Bulk Fuel Transport and Prepositioning (U)," Technical Report NPS-OR-14-001R. (Restricted access)
  9. Salmerón, J., Alderson, D., Brown, G., and Wood, K., 2012, "Resilience Report: The Guam Power Authority Electric Power Grid: Analyzing the Vulnerability to Physical Attack (U)," Technical Report, Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-OR-12-002. (Restricted access)
  10. Salmerón, J., Alderson, D. and Brown, G., 2011, "Resilience Report: Electric Power Infrastructure Supporting Mission Assurance at Vandenberg Air Force Base (U)," Technical Report, Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-OR-11-008. (Restricted access)
  11. Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., 2010, "Final Report on JIEDDO Research Project Optimally Locating BETSS-C Surveillance Assets," Technical Report, Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-OR-10-010-PR.
  12. Apte, A., Rendon, R. and Salmerón, J., 2009, "Sourcing in the Air Force: An Optimization Approach," Technical Report, Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-LM-09-131.
  13. Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., 2009, "Final Report on DOE Research Project DE-AI02-05ER25670: Reducing the Vulnerability of Electric Power Grids to Terrorist Attacks," Project Report, Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-OR-09-003-PR. (Restricted access)
  14. Salmerón, J., Wood, K. and Baldick, R., 2005, "Optimizing electric grid design under asymmetric threat (III)," Technical Report, Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-OR-05-005. (Restricted access)
  15. Salmerón, J., Wood, K. and Baldick, R., 2004, "Optimizing electric grid design under asymmetric threat (II)," Technical Report, Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-OR-04-001.
  16. Salmerón, J., Wood, K. and Baldick, R., 2003, "Optimizing electric grid design under asymmetric threat," Technical Report, Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-OR-03-002.
  17. Salmerón, J., Dell, R., Brown, G. and Rowe, A., 2002, "Capital investment planning aid (CIPA)," Technical Report, Naval Postgraduate School, NPS-OR-02-006.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  1. Ellis, D., Buss, A., Craparo, E. and Salmerón, J., "Leveraging Combined Simulation/Optimization Models in Support of Setting Inventory Policy," Military of Operations Research Society, Emerging Techniques Forum, Alexandria, VA, 4-5 December, 2018
  2. Salmerón, J. and Ellis, D., "A New Framework for Naval Inventory Models," INFORMS, Phoenix, AZ, November 4-7, 2018.
  3. Salmerón, J. and Ellis, D., "A New Framework for Naval Inventory Models," European Conference on Operational Research, Valencia, Spain, July 9-12, 2018.
  4. Rice, N., Dell, R. and Salmeron, J., "Optimizing Marine Corps Secondary Reparable Maintenance," Military of Operations Research Symposium, Monterey, CA, June 19-21, 2018.
  5. Ellis, D. and Salmerón, J., "A New Framework for Naval Inventory Models," Military of Operations Research Symposium, Monterey, CA, June 19-21, 2018. Salmerón, J., Wray, J., and Buss, A., "Simulation of a Readiness-based Sparing Optimization," INFORMS, Houston, TX, 22-25 Oct. 2017.
  6. Salmerón, J., Wray, J., and Buss, A., "Simulation of a Readiness-based Sparing Optimization," The International Conference on Modelling and Applied Simulation (I3M-MAS), Barcelona, Spain, 18-20 Sep. 2017.
  7. Apte, A., Salmerón, J., Rendon, R. and Landale, K, "Exploring Drivers of Better Strategic Sourcing in the Air Force Using Analytics," 14th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium,  Monterey, CA, 26-27 April 2017.
  8. Salmerón, J. and Wood, J., 2016, "Game-Theoretic Methods for Locating Camera Towers and Scheduling Surveillance," INFORMS, Nashville, TN, 12-16 Nov. 2016.
  9. Salmerón, J. and Craparo, E. "Retail Inventory Optimization for the U.S. Navy," INFORMS, Philadelphia, PA, 1-4 Nov. 2015.
  10. Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "Optimally Locating Surveillance Assets in Urban Areas," The 5th International Defense and Homeland Security Simulation Workshop (I3M-DHSS), Bergeggi, Italy,  21-23 Sep. 2015.
  11. Salmerón, J. and Craparo, E. "Inventory Optimization for the U.S. Navy," INFORMS, San Francisco, CA, 9-12 Nov. 2014.
  12. Salmerón, J. and Wood, K. "The Value of a Spare Transformer Inventory to an Electric Power Grid's Security against Attack," INFORMS, San Francisco, CA, 9-12 Nov. 2014
  13. Salmerón, J. and Wood, K. "Electric Power Grid Interdiction: The Value of Spare Transformers," IFORS, Barcelona, Spain, 13-18 July 2014.
  14. Salmerón, J., Alderson, D., Brown, G. and Wood, K. "The Guam Power Authority Electric Power Grid: Analyzing Vulnerability to Physical Attack," Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Washington, D.C., 17-20 June 2013.
  15. Fleishmann, M., DeGrange, W. and Salmerón, J. "Analyzing the Delivery of Fuel to the Pacific Command Area of Operations," Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Washington, D.C., 17-20 June 2013.
  16. Salmerón, J. "Deception Tactics for Network Interdiction: A Multi-Objective Approach," INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 14-17 October 2012.
  17. Salmerón, J. "Optimization of U.S. Army Battalion and Brigade Assignments," INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, 14-17 October 2012.
  18. Ewing, L., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K. "Interdiction Analysis of a Thinking Enemy," INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, 13-18 November 2011.
  19. Salmerón, J. and Wood, K. "Worst-Case Interdiction, and Defense, of Electric Power Grids," 79th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Monterey, California, 20-23 June 2011.
  20. Salmerón, J., Morey, C. and Marr, D. "Optimization of Brigade Combat Team Assignments," 79th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Monterey, California, 20-23 June 2011.
  21. Brown, G., Carlyle, M., Kline, J. and Salmerón, J. "Real-Time Heuristic Solution of Joint Defender," INFORMS Computing Society Conference, Monterey, California, 9-11 January 2011.
  22. Ewing, L., Dell, R. and Salmerón, J., "Optimization of U.S. Army Equipment Readiness," INFORMS Computing Society Conference, Monterey, California, 9-11 January 2011.
  23. Alderson, D., Brown, G., Carlyle, W., Salmerón, J., and Wood, K., "Red and Blue Teams: Defending Critical Infrastructure from Intelligent Adversaries and Worst-Case Disruptions," invited tutorial, Military Operations Research Society Special Meeting: Optimizing Investment in Critical Infrastructure Protection, Alexandria, Virginia, November 15, 2010.
  24. Alderson, D., Dell, R., Ewing, L. and Salmerón, J., "Optimization of U.S. Army Equipment Readiness," EURO XXIV, Lisbon, Portugal, 11-14 July 2010.
  25. Salmerón, J., Kline, J. and Densham, G., "Optimizing Schedules for Maritime Humanitarian Cooperative Engagements from a U.S. Navy Sea Base," EURO XXIV, Lisbon, Portugal, 11-14 July 2010.
  26. Salmerón, J., Clark, D. and Wheeler, M., "Navy Officer Manpower Optimization," Navy Workforce Research and Analysis Conference, Washington, D.C., 12-14 May 2010.
  27. Salmerón, J. and Clark, D., "Navy Officer Manpower Optimization Incorporating Budgetary Constraints," INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, 11-14 October 2009.
  28. Wood, K. and Salmerón, J., "U.S. power grids: Evaluating and mitigating vulnerability to terrorist attack," INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, 11-14 October 2009.
  29. Brown, G., Carlyle, W.M., Kelton, D., Kline and Salmerón, J., "Operational Planning Tools for U.S. Navy Maritime Commanders," 6th International Mediterranean Modelling Multiconference –International Conference on Harbor, Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Modeling and Simulation, Puerto de La Cruz, Spain, 23-25 September 2009.
  30. Salmerón, J., Baldick, R. and Wood, K., "Worst-Case Interdiction, and Defense, of Large-Scale Electric Power Grids," 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Chicago, Illinois, 23-28 August 2009.
  31. Brown, G., Carlyle, W.M., Dell, R., Fricker, R., Royset, J., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "The Legacy of Richard E. Rosenthal, Distinguished Professor of OR, Naval Postgraduate School," INFORMS Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 12-15 October 2008.
  32. Brown, G., Carlyle, W.M., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "Interdiction at NPS: From Deterministic to Game-Theoretic Models," XIV Latin Ibero-American Congress on Operations Research, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 9-12 September 2008.
  33. Salmerón, J. and Ward, P., "Optimizing Ship-to-Shore Movement for Hospital Ship Humanitarian Assistance Operations," XIV Latin Ibero-American Congress on Operations Research, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 9-12 September 2008.
  34. Brown, G., Carlyle, W.M., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "Stackelberg Games for Adversarial Risk Analysis and Risk Management," Workshop on Decision Modeling and Behavior in Uncertain and Complex Environments, Tucson, Arizona, 29 February – 1 March 2008.
  35. Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "Trilevel Models for Protecting Electric Power Grids," INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, 4-7 November 2007.
  36. Spitz, G. and Salmerón, J., "Mission Resource Allocation in the Gulf of Guinea," INFORMS International Meeting, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, 8-11 July 2007.
  37. Apte, A., Salmerón, J. and Tean, E.S., "Optimal Force Sizing and Prepositioning for Natural Disasters," Production and Operations Management Society Conference, Dallas, Texas, 4-7 May 2007.
  38. Salmerón, J., Wood, K. and Baldick, R., "VEGA: Vulnerability of Electric Grids Analyzer," STRATCOM, Global Innovation and Strategy Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 12 June 2006.
  39. Brown, G., Carlyle, W.M., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "Trilevel Models for Protecting Critical Infrastructure," INFORMS Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 5-8 November 2006.
  40. Brown, G., Carlyle, M., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "Attack and Defense of Critical Infrastructure," REDTEAM2006, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2-4 May 2006.
  41. Salmerón, J., Wood, K. and Baldick, R., "VEGA: Vulnerability of Electric Grids Analyzer," REDTEAM2006, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2-4 May, 2006.
  42. Brown, G., Carlyle, W.M., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "Bilevel And Trilevel Models For Defending Critical Infrastructure: Risk Analysis Without The Risk," Risk Symposium, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 20-22 March, 2006.
  43. Brown, G., Carlyle, W.M., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "Analyzing the Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure to Attack, and Planning Defenses," invited tutorial, INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, 13-16 November 2005.
  44. Perez-Villalonga, F. and Salmerón, J., "Dynamic Escape Routes for Naval Ships," IFORS, Honolulu, Hawaii, 11-15 July 2005.
  45. Wood, K., Salmerón, J., and Baldick, R., "Identifying Vulnerabilities in Electric Power Networks," CISAC Science and Technology Seminar, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 3 May 2005.
  46. Wood, K., Salmerón, J. and Baldick, R., "Identifying Vulnerabilities in Electric Power Networks," Technology and Security Seminar, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, California, 26 April 2005.
  47. Salmerón, J., Wood, K. and Baldick, R. "Analysis of Electric Grid Security under Terrorist Threat," INFORMS, Denver, Colorado, 24-27 October 2004.
  48. Brown, G., Carlyle, M., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "How to build a robust supply chain, or harden the one you have," INFORMS Conference on OR Practice, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 25-27 April 2004.
  49. Brown, G., Carlyle, M., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "How to build a robust supply chain, or harden the one you have," INFORMS, Atlanta, Georgia, 19-22 October 2003.
  50. Marin, A. and Salmerón, J., "Aircraft Routing and Scheduling on the Airport Ground," Joint EURO/INFORMS Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 6-10 July 2003. 
  51. Brown, G., Dell, R., Rowe, A. and Salmerón, J., "CIPA: Capital investment planning aid," INFORMS, San Jose, California, 17-20 November 2002.
  52. Escudero, L. and Salmerón, J., "On large-scale resource-constrained project scheduling," IFORS, Edinburgh, Scotland, 9-12 July 2002.
  53. Marin, A. and Salmerón, J., "Aircraft Taxi Planning," IFORS, Edinburgh, Scotland, 8-12 July 2002.
  54. Morton, D., Salmerón, J., and Wood, K., "Optimizing Military Sealift Subject to Attack," INFORMS, Miami Beach, Florida, 4-7 November 2001.
  55. Morton, D., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "A Sampling-Based Cutting-Plane Method for Stochastic Programming," INFORMS International, Hawaii, 17-20 June 2001.
  56. Morton, D., Salmerón, J., and Wood, K., "A Stochastic Sealift Deployment Model," Workshop on Decision-Making Under Uncertainty, Molde, Norway, 18-20 May 2001.
  57. Morton, D., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "Solving Stochastic Network Interdiction Problems," INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 5-8 November 2000.
  58. Morton, D., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "A Sampling-Based Cutting-Plane Method for Stochastic Programming," INFORMS National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 7-10 May 2000.
  59. Morton, D., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., "New decomposition-based techniques for solving two-stage stochastic programs," 17th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, Atlanta, Georgia, 7-11 August 2000.
  60. Escudero, L. and Salmerón, J., "A robust approach for long-term hydro-thermal electric coordination planning under uncertainty," VII Int. Conference on Stochastic Programming, Vancouver, Canada, 8-16 August 1998.
  61. Escudero, L., Sanchez, M. and Salmerón, J., "Long-term energy generation planning under uncertainty," Power Gen.'98 Conference, Milan, Italy, 9-11 June 1998.
  62. Marin, A. and Salmerón, J., "Solving convex models with special structure," ISMP'97, International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, 24-29 August 1997, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  63. Marin, A. and Salmerón, J. "Electric capacity expansion under uncertainty," Joint EURO/INFORMS 97, 14-17 July 1997, Barcelona, Spain.
  64. Escudero, L., Sanchez. M. and Salmerón, J., "Equivalent splitting variable schemes for electric generation planning under uncertainty," EURO INFORMS 97, 14-17 July 1997, Barcelona, Spain.
  65. Escudero, J., Gomez, E. and Salmerón, J., "SISPIR: An integrated system for investment selection and scheduling in a distribution network," Power Delivery 97, 17-19 June 1997, Madrid, Spain.
  66. Escudero, L., Gomez, E. and Salmerón, J., "SISPIR: An integrated system for multi-stage investment plan selection and scheduling in an electric distribution network," CIRED'97, 2-5 June 1997, Birmingham, U.K.
  67. Marin A. and Salmerón, J., "Tactical planning in rail freight transportation," EURO XIII Operations Research, 19-22 July 1994, Glasgow, U.K.
  68. Marin A. and Salmerón, J., "Exact and heuristic methods for the planning of freight transportation by rail," XIII World Conference on Operations Research, 12-16 July 1993, Lisbon, Portugal.

 

PROJECTS

Inventory Optimization for NAVSUP Enterprise Resource Planning (2014-2019)

  • Inventory Optimization for NAVSUP Enterprise Resource Planning (2014-15) 
  • Readiness-Based Sparing Optimization for NAVSUP Enterprise Resource Planning (2016)
  • Optimization Support for NAVSUP Enterprise Resource Planning (2017)
  • Maintenance Support for NAVSUP Enterprise Resource Planning (2018-2019)
  • Support for NAVSUP Enterprise Resource Planning Maritime Optimization Models in Readiness Suite (2018)
  • Wholesale Inventory Optimization Model with Distribution Requirements Planning Simulation (2019)

Sponsor:  NAVSUP – Weapon Systems Support (WSS)
Brief description: To date, this project has developed three optimization tools for setting inventory levels for tens of thousands of parts managed by NAVSUP-WSS for U.S. Navy weapon systems: Wholesale; Site demand-based; and, Aviation readiness-based sparing. 

Optimal Location of Navy Recruiters (2017)
Sponsor: Naval Research Program (OPNAV) for Navy Recruiting Command
Brief description:  This research is developing the U.S. Navy Recruiter Predictor and Optimization Model to assist Navy Recruiting Command with the assignment of recruiters to geographical areas across the U.S.  "Predictor" seeks to accurately estimate the recruiting "quality" of a given territory as a function of its demographics and the Navy's recruiting effort. "Optimizer" uses Predictor's estimates and other recruiting station data to recommend optimal locations of recruiting resources.

Optimally Locating MARFORRES Units (2015) and A Multidisciplinary Studies Support for U.S. Marine Forces Reserve - Technology Support for Training and Decision Making Subproject: Optimization of Marine Corps Equipment Redistribution (2016-2017)
Sponsor: Naval Research Program (OPNAV) for U.S. Marine Forces Reserve and Headquarters, U.S. Marine Forces Reserve
Brief descriptions:  This study develops an optimization tool to guide and/or support Commander, MARFORRES decisions on realignment of Reserve Training Centers. The second project develops a mathematical optimization model that can be used as a decision-support prototype to guide MARFORRES in planning asset redistribution to satisfy subordinate units' training and equipping requirements. Special consideration given to transit distance, equipment size, inventory shortages, and transfers across units in different commands.

USMC Logistics Force Structure and the Pacific Pivot (2014) and Plant Utilization at Marine Corps Logistics Command (2014)
Sponsor: Naval Research Program (OPNAV)
Brief descriptions:  The first project develops a decision aid tool, based on optimization techniques that helps USMC Logistics Plans, Policy and Strategic Mobility – South Branch (and perhaps other branches in MCHQ Installations & Logistics) to better plan logistics deployments and allocations of supplies in the Pacific. The second project develops mathematical optimization and simulation models that can help USMC Logistics Command analyze the inventory problem of platform-parts and find acceptable trade-offs between fill rates for critical parts, and safety stock costs.

Optimization of Brigade Combat Team Assignment (2009-2011) and Assistance with Assignment Optimization Model (2014)
Sponsor: U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center – Fort Leavenworth (TRAC-FLVN)
Brief description: Development of an optimization tool to assist analysts at TRADOC Analysis Center – Fort Leavenworth to develop optimal assignments of brigade combat teams to missions over time, under different scenarios of demand.  These analyses became part of a larger study to inform U.S. Army force restructuring decisions.

WAD [Warfighting Analysis Division] Optimization Support (2009-2010)
Sponsor: Warfighting Analysis Division, Force Development Directorate, Army G-8
Brief description:  Development of analytical tools to examine how to distribute equipment inside the budget years in order to maximize equipment readiness across the force.

USN Manpower Optimization: Support for Thesis Research and Tool Development (2009)
Sponsor: Chief of Naval Personnel, Manpower Training and Education, N1
Brief description:  Use mathematical optimization to represent and reduce the mismatch between officer work requirements and actual executable budget.

Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Services at Air Force Installations (2009) and Using Analytics to Optimize Strategic Sourcing in the Department of Defense. (2016)
Sponsor: Acquisition Research Program – Naval Sea Systems Command (ARP – NAVSEA)
Brief description:  This project originally developed a pricing optimization model that can be used in optimal bidding approaches, where multiple offerors propose at multiple installations.   The second part of the research extended the research scope to identify areas of potential cost savings for category managers of installation-level services using data analytics.

Development of Operational Planning Tool for the MOC/MHQ [Maritime Operations Center/Maritime Headquarters] (2009)
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Brief description:  This macro-project developed a series of optimization-based decision support tools to aid in operational maritime mission planning for integration into the Globally Networked Maritime Headquarters with Maritime Operations Center.  The tool in which the candidate was involved is called GFSMP (Global Fleet Station Mission Planner), which recommends route and mission scheduling for a naval contingent embarked with training teams and sustainment requirements.  GFSMP was extensively used during the U.S. Navy Trident Warrior'09 Exercise that took place in Norfolk, VA between January and June 2009.

CAA [Center for Army Analysis] Analytical Support (2008)
Sponsor: CAA
Brief description: Research, support, and development of analytical tools to assist the Director of CAA in the fulfillment of his mission.  The project developed into an extension of classical network interdiction problems to incorporate "deception tactics" by the defender.

Interdicting the IED [Improvised Explosive Device] Supply Chain (2008-2009)
Sponsor: Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO)
Brief description: Development of Optimal Interdiction Planner (OIP).  This includes mathematical models and a user interface. OIP identifies the best locations for mobile inspection teams to operate in order to maximize the probability of detecting and interdicting IED components being smuggled through a road network. The project also brought ideas to the optimal placement of surveillance cameras. Even though this extension was developed outside of the original project's scope and funding, its motivation originated within the project.

Chair of Warfare Innovation (2007)
Sponsor: Naval Warfare Development Command (NWDC)
Brief description: This project developed Joint Defender (JDEF), a planning tool that recommends the positioning of Joint Theater Ballistic Missile assets in a threat environment in order to minimize damage to a set of assets assuming an optimal enemy's course of action.

Optimizing Electric Grid Design Under Asymmetric Threat (2002-2004),
Vulnerability of Electric Power Grid Analysis (VEGA) (2005-2007), and
Defending Interdependent Infrastructure Systems (2011-2017).
Sponsors: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness (2002-2004),
Department of Energy (2005-2007), and
Department of Homeland Security's Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) via Univ. of Texas at Austin (2012-2017).
Brief description: Development of mathematical models and algorithms for assessing worst-case interdiction (by sabotage or terrorist attack) of electrical power grids in the U.S.  Study of optimal defensive strategies.

Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM) Predesignation (2002-2006)
Sponsor: Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) and Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Brief description: TLAM is the long-range precision weapon of choice in strike warfare against strategic targets for U.S. military forces. This research provided optimization tools for task-to-firing unit predesignation, i.e., the process of determining which ships or submarines will fire TLAM missiles in support of an authorized attack upon specified targets.

Optimizing the Flow of Marine Recruits through Entry-Level Training (2002)
Sponsor: Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Studies Analysis Division (C45)
Brief description: The investigation assisted the Marine Corps in its development of an optimization model that prescribes a flow of enlisted recruits through their entry-level training.

Capital Investment Planning Aid (2001-2002)
Sponsor: Chief of Naval Operations, Assessment Division (N81)
Brief description: Decision-support system custom-built for the U.S. Navy to identify optimal force-structure plans that include ship, submarine, and aircraft procurement and retirement schedules over a 30-year planning horizon.

THESIS SUPERVISION

All are M.S. theses in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, except as noted.

Theses marked by an asterisk (*) were MORS-Tisdale finalists.

Advisor

  1. "Optimization of Marine Forces Reserve Equipment Redistribution," Capt. Nicolas L. Martinez (2016)
  2. "A New Approach to Site Demand-Based Level Inventory Optimization," LTJG Tacettin Ersoz (2016)
  3. "Littoral Combat Ship Crew Scheduling," LCDR Van R. Fitzsimmons (2015)
  4. "Optimization of Continuous Maintenance Availability Scheduling," LT Cyrus Anderson (2014).
  5. "Optimization of Daily Flight Training Schedules," CDR Roger Jacobs (2014)
  6.  "Resiliency Analysis of the USPACOM Bulk Fuel Delivery Network," MAJ Michael Fleischmann (2013). (restricted access)
  7. "Using optimization to improve NASA extravehicular activity planning," Mr. Paul Felker (2012). (M.S. in Systems Engineering Management.) *
  8. "Assessing the resilience of global sea routes," Lt. Col. Oscar Garcia-Olalla (2012).
  9. "Hub and spoke logistics for maritime patrol and reconnaissance operations," LT Robert Robinson (2011).
  10. "Stochastic network interdiction for defensive counter air operations planning," Lt. Col. Harris Tsamtsaridis (2011).
  11. "Transportation Security Administration Officer Scheduling Optimization for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport," LCDR Christopher Webster (2011). *
  12. "Prepositioning for Flooding in the Sacramento Region," LT Charles Farlow (2011).
  13. "Navy Officer Manpower Optimization Revisited," LCDR Michael Wheeler (2010).
  14. "Navy Officer Manpower Optimization Incorporating Budgetary Constraints," LT David Clark (2009). *
  15. "A Heuristic Algorithm for U.S. Naval Mission Resource Allocation," LCDR Derek Dwyer (2008).
  16. "Interdicting the United States Power Grid: A Revision Incorporating Exact Solutions," LT Douglas Jonart (2008). (restricted access).
  17. "Optimizing Ship-to-Shore Movement for Hospital Ship Humanitarian Assistance Operations," LCDR Peter Ward (2008). *
  18. "Deceptive Tactics for Protecting Cities Against Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices," LCDR Manuel Lugo (2008).
  19. "Mission Resource Allocation in the Gulf of Guinea," LT Greta Spitz (2007). *
  20. "Defending Electrical Power Grids," LT Robert Rose (2007).
  21. "Optimal Military Transportation in a Korean Wartime Theater," MAJ Young-Sik Jeong (2006).
  22. "Optimized Positioning of Pre-disaster Relief Force and Assets," CPT Ee Shen Tean (2006).
  23. "Integrating SSGN Submarine Tomahawk Land Attack into Phase-I Allocation," LCDR Scott Cullen (2005). (restricted access)
  24. "Interdicting the United States Power Grid," Maj Timothy Schneider (2005). (restricted access).
  25. "Dynamic Escape Routes for Naval Ships," LCDR Francisco Perez-Villalonga (2005). *
  26. "Evaluation of Logistics Operations Command and Control Capability: Optimization Revisited," 1LT Recep Ozkan (2005).
  27. "A Network Model for Sea-Based Logistics Supply System for the Navy and Marine Corps," Maj Donato Powell (2004).
  28. "Tomahawk Land Attack Missile Predesignation: Optimization Revisited," LT Ali Demir (2004)
  29. "Interdicting Electrical Power Grids," LCDR Rogelio Alvarez (2004).
  30. "An Enhanced Graphical User Interface for Analyzing the Vulnerability of Electrical Power Systems to Terrorist Attacks," MAJ Dimitrios Stathakos (2003).
  31. "Decomposition and Heuristic Methods for US Navy Force Structure Planning," LT Mehmet Aytekin (2002).
  32. "Optimal Aircraft Mix for Marine Corps Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare," Maj Michael Powell (2002).

Thesis Co-advisor

  1. "Expeditionary Logistics Warehouse Inventory Optimization," LCDR Charles Deibler (2018) (co-advised with E. Craparo)
  2. "Optimizing Marine Corps Secondary Reparable Maintenance," Capt. Nicholas Rice (2018) (co-advised with R. Dell)
  3. "Sensitivity Analysis of Navy Aviation Readiness-Based Sparing Model," LCDR Jason Pfaff (2017) (co-advised with P. Sanchez)
  4. "USMC Inventory Control Using Optimization Modeling and Discrete Event Simulation," Maj. Timothy A. Curling (2016) (co-advised with A. Buss). (M.S. in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation)
  5. "USMC Logistics Resource Allocation Optimization Tool," LCDR Thomas Walker (2015) (co-advised with M. Kress)
  6. "Optimal Location of Marine Forces Reserve Units by Demographics," Capt. Paul M. Brisker (2014) (co-advised with R. Dell)
  7. "Maximizing Weapon System Availability with a Multi-Echelon Supply Network," LT Brennan Kemper (2014) (co-advised with E. Craparo)
  8. "Pacific Fleet Submarine Tender Optimization," LT Josiah Pickett (2013). (M.S. in Applied Mathematics) (co-advised with C. Borges.)
  9. "Adaptive branch-and-bound for efficient solution of mixed-integer programs formulated with 'big-M'," MAJ Russell Gan (2012). (co-advised with K. Wood)
  10. "The United States Army's Multi-Period Optimal Readiness Allocation Model," MAJ Jay Persons (2011). (co-advised with Lee Ewing)
  11. "Assessment of a Heuristic Algorithm for Scheduling Theater Security Cooperation Naval Missions," LCDR Michael Rodman (2009). (co-advised with M. Carlyle)
  12. "Reducing the 'Gap of Pain': Applying Inventory Control Techniques to Optimize Federal Resource Availability in Response to Major Incidents," Maj Curtis Heidtke (2007). (M.A. in Security Studies and Homeland Defense.) (co-advised with A. Apte)
  13. "Optimized Recovery of Interdicted Electrical Grids and Other Networks," Mr. Chee Chien Ang (2006). (co-advised with K. Wood)
  14. "Optimized Procurement and Retirement Planning of Navy Ships and Aircraft," LCDR Ruben Garcia (2001). (co-advised with R. Dell)
  15. "Deterministic and Stochastic Models of Biological Attacks on Seaports of Debarkation during a Major Theater War," Major Loh Long Piao (2000) (co-advised with K. Wood). (restricted access)

Thesis Second Reader

  1. "Simulated Operating Concepts for WIOM Implementation," LCDR Sean M. Teter (2018).
  2. "A simulation of alternatives for wholesale inventory replenishment," LCDR Geoffrey F. Roth (2016).
  3. "Analysis of Humanitarian Assistance Cargo transportation," LT Meredith Dozier (2012).
  4. "Improving Healthcare Facility Locations in Bamyan, Afghanistan," Major Yong Kiong Teo (2011)
  5. "Optimal Interdiction of an Adaptative Smuggler," LCDR Daniel Bessman (2010).
  6. "Two-Person Zero-Sum Games for Network Interdiction with Multiple Inspector Types," Cpt.  Omur Unsal (2010).
  7. "A littoral combat ship manpower analysis using the fleet response training plan," LCDR Mckinnya Williams-Robinson (2007).  
  8. "Tri-level Optimization Models to Defend Critical Infrastructure," LCDR Pablo Alvarez San Martin (2007).  
  9. "An Enhanced Implementation of Models for Electric Power Grid Interdiction," LCDR David Carnal (2005).
  10. "Optimal Stationing of US Army Forces in Korea," LT Muzaffer Gezer (2001).
  11. "Funding Site Cleanup at Closing Army Installations: A Stochastic Optimization Approach," LT Ardic Sureyya (2001).
  12. "Scheduling and Distributing Intra-Theater Wartime POL Requirements under Uncertainty," LCDR David Devlin (2001). (restricted access)
  13. "Scheduling the Recruiting and MOS Training of Enlisted Marines," Maj Darrin Whaley (2001).

Capstone Project Advisor

  1. "Wildland Firefighting Resource Optimization," Maj William Hemme and LT Christopher Cox (2018).
  2. "Future C-40A Home Station Optimization Study," LCDR Zachary Poehlman and LT David Seibel (2017).