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Mark E. Nissen


Information Sciences Department
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California 93943

Office: GW 2006
(831) 656-3570
Fax: (831) 656-2595
Email: MNissen[at]

Professor of Information sciences
Director, Edge Center

why i’m here

Professor Mark Nissen I work at the Naval Postgraduate School as a patriot: I cannot fly planes, drive ships, maneuver subs, storm beaches, fire artillery, conduct covert operations, or perform most of the other heroic missions accomplished so well by our men and women in uniform; but I can apply my intellect, creativity and drive to help them to do what they do even better.

research foci

  • Dynamic knowledge and organization design for agility and competitive advantage
  • Organization and cooperative technological integration of autonomous systems and people
  • Organization, management and leadership through Cyberspace and virtual environments
  • Distance education pedagogy & technological implementation
  • Computational and laboratory experimentation

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