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Operations Research Department
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California 93943

Office: GL-210
(831) 656-2618
DSN: 756-2618
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Email: mqkennednps.edu

Dr. Quinn Kennedy

Thesis Supervision:

  • Fetterolf, C. Captain, U.S. Marine Corps. Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Situational Awareness for Aircraft Towing. Thesis Advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School 2020.
  • Sporrer, A. Captain, U.S. Air Force. A Mathematica Model for Active Shooter Incidents. Second Reader. MS in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2020. MORS Tisdale finalist. Outstanding Thesis.
  • Loeffelman, G. Captain, U.S. Marine Corps. Developing a Scaled Performance Evaluation Measurement System to Evaluate Marine Performance. Thesis co-advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2019. Outstanding Thesis. Graduated with Distinction. Recipient of the United States Marine Corps Superior Service Award and the MOVES George Phillips Award.
  • Hanley, B. Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army. Testing a Cognitive Alignment-based Training Model to Accelerate Optimal Decision-making in a Platoon-formation Task. Thesis Advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2018. Outstanding Thesis.
  • Aleem, S. Squadron Leader, Pakistan Air Force. Analysis of Shiphandlers' Eye-Gaze and Simulation Data for Improvements in COVE-ITS System. Thesis Advisor. MS in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2017. Outstanding Thesis. Recipient of the Surface Navy Association Award for Academic Excellence in Surface Warfare and the MORS Tisdale Award.
  • Wagner, C. Captain, U.S. Army. Oculometric Screening for Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans. Thesis Advisor. MS in Human Factors, Naval Postgraduate School, 2017.
  • Mariscal, M. Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. An Exploration of Cognitive Agility as Quantified by Attention Allocation in a Complex Environment. Thesis Advisor. MS in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2017.
  • Carlson, T. Major, US Marine Corps. Can Subjects be Guided to Optimal Decisions? The Use of a Real Time Training Intervention Model. Thesis advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2016. Outstanding Thesis.
  • Howland, J. Captain, U.S. Air Force. Deployment Related Risk of Incident Mental Health Conditions Among Aeromedical Evacuation Crew Members. Second reader. MS in Human Factors, Naval Postgraduate School, 2015.
  • Black, S. Captain, U.S. Marine Corps. The Missions, the Tactics, the Implementation: a Simulation for Aerial Swarms. Thesis co-advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2015. Recipient of the 2015 SPAWAR SSC Pacific Research Fellowship, the George L. Phillips Award, and MOVES Outstanding Thesis.
  • Critz, J. Captain, US Marine Corps. Modeling Optimal Decision Making in order to Aid Instructor Training. Thesis Advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2015.
  • Wagner, D. Major, U.S. Army. Training Effectiveness Study of Simulator Usage and its Impact on Live Fire Armor Gunnery. Thesis advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2014.
  • Patton, S. Major, U.S. Army. A Comparison of Tactical Leader Decision Making with Automated or Live Counterparts in a Virtual Environment (Virtual Battlefield Simulation 2). Thesis advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2014.
  • Getty, T. LT Navy. A Comparison of Current Naval Marksmanship Training vs. Simulation-based Marksmanship Training with the Use of Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT). Thesis advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2014.
  • Richardson, J.J. Captain, U.S. Marine Corps. Developing Behavioral Metrics for Decision Making in Marine Corps Small-Units. Second reader. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2013.
  • Dimitrious, G. Lieutenant, Hellenic Navy. Adding Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to current Surveillance Systems in Complex Maritime Environments. Thesis advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2013.
  • Bell, B. Captain, U.S. Army. A Human Systems Integration Analysis of the Army Suicide Prevention Program. Second reader. MS in Human Factors, Naval Postgraduate School, 2013.
  • McMullen, E. Lieutenant Commander, U. S. Navy & Grass, B. Major, U.S. Army. Effects of UAV Supervisory Control on F-18 Formation Flight Performance in a Simulated Environment. Thesis co-advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2013.
  • Coté, D. Captain, U.S. Marine Corps. A Predictive Model to Assess the Effectiveness and Improve the Efficiency of the Veterans Village of San Diego Veteran Rehabilitation Center (VRC) Intervention Program in order to Mitigate the Problem of Veteran Homelessness in Southern California. Second reader. MS in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2012. Finalist for the MORS/Tisdale Graduate Research Award.
  • Bissonette, P. Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. A Retrospective Quantitative Analysis of Factors Affecting Retention of Female Aviators in US Naval Aviation. Second Reader. MS in Human Factors, Naval Postgraduate School, 2012.
  • Kirby, C., Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy. Scan Techniques: Breakdowns that Lead to Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT) and Mid-air Collisions while Conducting Low Level VFR Operations. Thesis advisor. MS in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2012. Finalist for the MORS/Tisdale Graduate Research Award. Outstanding Thesis.
    • Kirby, C. (2013). Improving the human-machine interface for helo pilots. Naval Aviation News, Winter Issue, p 26 -29.
    • Kirby, C. (2013). Improving the human-machine interface for helo pilots. Rotor Review, 120, p 27–32.
  • Neboshynsky, C., Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Expertise on Cognitive Workloads and Performance during Navigation and Target Detection. Thesis advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2012.
  • Cowden, B., Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Modeling of Helicopter Pilot Misperception during Overland Navigation. Thesis co-advisor. MS in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2012. Finalist for the MORS/Tisdale Graduate Research Award.
  • Jensen, T., Lieutenant, U.S. Navy & Woodson, J., Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. A Naval Marksmanship Training Transfer Study: From Simulation Based Marksmanship Training (ISMT) to Live Fire. Thesis advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2012.
  • Caldwell, J. Major, U.S. Army & Stinchfield, M. Major, U.S. Army. The Effects of Training Frequency and Threat Saliency on Change Detection. Second reader. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2011. Outstanding Thesis.
  • Phillips, A., Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Helicopter Vibration and the Scope of Back Pain in Navy Helicopter Pilots. Second Reader. MS in Human Factors, Naval Postgraduate School, 2011.
  • Bakken, A., Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Active Duty Female Military's Experience of Pain, Discomfort and/or Anxiety during Pelvic Examinations. Thesis advisor. MS in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2011.
  • Glaser, W., Lieutenant Colonel, Army. Impact of User Interfaces and Visual Peripherals on Virtual Battlespace 2 Training. Thesis co-advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2010. Outstanding Thesis. Winner of the 2010 Army Modeling and Simulation Award.
  • Hernandez, H., Lieutenant, U.S. Navy. Simulation of a Potential Sea-base Enabler: The Transformable Craft (T-craft). Thesis co-advisor. MS in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, Naval Postgraduate School, 2010.
  • Kemmerer, K, Lieutenant Junior, U.S. Navy. Tactical Decision making under Categorical Uncertainty with Applications to Modeling and Simulation. Thesis second reader. MS in Human Factors, Naval Postgraduate School, 2008.
   

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