Department of Information Sciences

Chairman

Dan C. Boger, Ph.D.

Code IS, Glasgow West, Room 3005

(831) 656-3671/2214, DSN 756-3671/2214,

FAX (831) 656-3679

dboger@nps.edu

Associate Chairman, Research

Alexander Bordetsky, Ph.D.

Code IS, Root Hall, Room 225

(831) 656-2287, DSN 756-2287

FAX (831) 656-3679

abordets@nps.edu

Associate Chairman, Operations

Glenn R. Cook

Code IS, Glasgow West, Room 3012

(831) 656-2778, DSN 756-2778

FAX (831) 656-3679

grcook@nps.edu

Associate Chairman, Distance Instruction

Steven J. Iatrou

Glasgow West, Room 3011

(831) 656-3770, DSN 756-3770

FAX (831) 656-3679

sjiatrou@nps.edu

Associate Chairman, Resident Academics

Thomas J. Housel, Ph.D.

Code IS, Root Hall, Room 239

(831) 656-7657, DSN 756-7657

FAX (831) 656-3679

tjhousel@nps.edu

* The year of joining the Naval Postgraduate School faculty is indicated in parentheses.

Tarek Abdel-Hamid, Professor (1986); Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986.

Albert Barreto, Lecturer (2006); M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2011.

Richard Bergin, Visiting Assistant Professor (2002); M.S., University of Southern California, 1998.

Dan C. Boger, Chairman, Department of Information Sciences and Professor (1979); Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1979.

Alexander Bordetsky, Professor (2000); Ph.D., Chelyabinsk State Technical University of Russia, 1982.

Eugene Bourakov, Research Associate (2002); MSEE, Chelyabinsk State Technical University of Russia, 1974.

Donald Brutzman, Associate Professor (1994); Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 1994.

Raymond J. Buettner, Jr., Associate Professor (1999); Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003.

Glenn R. Cook, Senior Lecturer (2000); M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1994, 2003.

Duane Davis, Research Assistant Professor (2012); Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2006. 

Edward Fisher, Lecturer (2005); M.A., California State University, 1989.

Shelley P. Gallup, Research Associate Professor (1999); Ph.D., Old Dominion University, 1998.

Susan Higgins, Lecturer (1999); M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1988.

Thomas J. Housel, Professor (2001); Ph.D., University of Utah, 1980.

Susan Hutchins, Research Associate Professor (1994); M.S., San Diego State University, 1983.

Steven J. Iatrou, Senior Lecturer (2000); M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1992.

Cynthia Irvine, Professor (1994); Ph.D., Case Western University, 1975. 

Nelson J. Irvine, Research Assistant Professor (2003); Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1973.

Erik Jansen, Senior Lecturer (1994); Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1987.

Magdi N. Kamel, Associate Professor (1988); Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1988.

Anthony Kendall, Lecturer (1999); M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1980.

David Kleinman, Research Professor (1994); Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967.

Randall Maule, Visiting Associate Professor (2003); Ph.D., University of Florida, 1987.

Mark Nissen, Professor, (1996); Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1996.

Emeritus Professors

Daniel R. Dolk, Professor (1982); Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1982.

Carl R. Jones, Professor Emeritus (1965); Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1965.

Michael G. Sovereign, Professor Emeritus (1970); Ph.D., Purdue University, 1965.

Brief Overview

The Department of Information Sciences provides in-residence graduate education, as well as a continuum of career-long learning opportunities, in support of defense requirements in the areas of information sciences, systems, and operations. The Department maintains an internationally respected research program in selected areas of information sciences, systems, and operations, and has the capability of developing research programs in additional areas of information sciences that are required to support graduate education.

Degrees

The Department provides the following degree programs:

Master of Science in Systems Technology (Command, Control, and Communications)

The Master of Science in Systems Technology (Joint C3) degree will be awarded at the completion of the appropriate interdisciplinary program carried out in accordance with the following degree requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum of 45 quarter-hours of graduate-level work in four different academic disciplines, of which at least 15 hours must represent courses at the 4000 level in at least two of the disciplines.
  • Within the course program there must be a specialization sequence consisting of at least three courses.
  • In addition to the 45 hours of course credit, an acceptable thesis must be completed.
  • The program must be approved by the Chairman, Information Sciences Department.

Master of Science in Information Technology Management

The degree of Master of Science in Information Technology Management will be awarded at the completion of the appropriate interdisciplinary program in Curriculum 370. The Master of Science in Information Technology Management requires:

  1. Completion or validation of core courses in each of the following disciplines: Information Systems, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Systems Management.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 52 hours of graduate-level courses, at least 20 hours of which are at the 4000 level.
  3. Completion of an acceptable thesis.

The candidate's program must be approved by the Chairman, Information Sciences Department.

Master of Science in Information Warfare Systems Engineering

The degree of Master of Science in Information Warfare Systems Engineering will be awarded at the completion of a multidisciplinary program in Curricula 595. The Master of Science in Information Warfare Systems Engineering program has not been reviewed by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The Master of Science in Information Warfare Systems Engineering requires:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 45 quarter-hours of graduate-level work, of which at least 15 hours must represent courses at the 4000 level.
  2. Graduate courses in at least four different academic disciplines must be included and a course at the 4000 level must be included in two disciplines.
  3. An approved sequence of at least three courses, constituting advanced specialization in one area, must be included.
  4. In addition to the 45 graduate hours of course work, an acceptable thesis must be completed.

The candidate's program must be approved by the Chairman, Information Sciences Department.

The Master of Science in Remote Sensing Intelligence

The degree of Master of Science in Remote Sensing Intelligence will be awarded at the completion of the appropriate interdisciplinary program in Curriculum 475. The Master of Science in Remote Sensing Intelligence requires:

  1. Completion or validation of core courses in each of the following disciplines: Space Systems, Physics, Information Systems, Computer Science, and National Security.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 43 graduate level credits, including the required course sequence with alternate courses approved by the Program Manager.
  3. Completion of an acceptable thesis.

The candidate's program must be approved by the Chairman, Information Sciences Department.

Master of Science in Systems Technology

The degree of Master of Science in Systems Technology (Command, Control, and Communications) will be awarded at the completion of the Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) interdisciplinary program, Curriculum 365, carried out in accordance with the following degree requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 45 quarter-hours of graduate-level work in four different academic disciplines, of which at least 15 hours must represent courses at the 4000 level in at least two of the disciplines.
  2. Within the course program there must be a specialization sequence consisting of at least three courses.
  3. In addition to the 45 hours of course credit, an acceptable thesis must be completed.

The candidate's program must be approved by the Chairman, Information Sciences Department.

Master of Science in Network Operations and Technology

The degree Master of Science in Network Operations and Technology will be awarded at the completion of the multidisciplinary program in Curriculum 386 requiring:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 36 quarter-hours of core graduate course work, of which 12 quarter hours must be at the 4000 level.
  2. In addition to these 36 hours of core work, students must complete an approved specialization sequence of courses in one of the following areas:
    1. Decision Superiority
    2. Network Operations
    3. Information Systems Management
  3. Complete an acceptable thesis or research project approved by the Chairman, Information Sciences Department.

Master of Science in Cyber Systems and Operations

The Master of Science in Cyber Systems and Operations is awarded after the satisfactory completion of a program meeting, as a minimum, the following degree requirements:

  1. All courses must be satisfied through the course of study or through validation prior to graduation.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 40 quarter-hours of graduate-level courses, of which at least 16 quarter hours are 4000-level courses.
  3. To ensure a sufficient breadth in operational understanding of the cyber domain, the following course topics must be satisfied as part of the course of study or through validation prior to graduation: Cyber Policy and Strategy (CY4410), Network Operations in a Contested Environment (CY4600) or Information Operations Systems (EC3760), Applied Defensive Cyber Operations (CY4700), Adversarial Cyber Operations (CY4710).
  4. Minimum degree requirements of the NPS must be met.
  5. Completion of an acceptable thesis or capstone project on a subject previously approved by the Information Sciences Department Chair.

Master of Science in Applied Cyber Operations

The Master of Science in Applied Cyber Operations is awarded after satisfactory completion of a program that meets, as a minimum, the following degree requirements:

  1. All required courses must be satisfied through the course of study or through validation prior to graduation.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 40 quarter-hours of graduate-level courses. At least 12 quarter-hours of courses must be at the 4000 level.
  3. To ensure a sufficient breadth in operational understanding of the cyber domain, the following course topics must be satisfied as part of the course of study or through validation prior to graduation:
    1. Introduction to Cyber Systems and Operations (CY3000) or Command and Control (CC3000),
    2. Introduction to Computer Security (CS3600),
    3. One of Cyber Network & Physical Infrastructures (EC3730), Reverse Engineering (EC3740), or Information Operations Systems (EC3760),
    4. Applied Defensive Cyber Operations (CY4700) or Adversarial Cyber Operations (CY4710).
  4. Completion of a specialization track.
  5. Submission of an acceptable capstone project on a subject previously approved by the Information Sciences Department Chair.

Doctor of Philosophy in Information Sciences

The Department offers the Ph.D. degree in Information Sciences. The program begins with advanced course work guided by the Departmental Ph.D. Committee, which leads to qualifying examinations. The primary emphasis then shifts to the student's research program, culminating in the Ph.D. dissertation. Three areas of primary concentration within the field of information sciences are available: information systems, command and control, and information operations/warfare. Interested potential students may obtain further details by contacting the Information Sciences Ph.D. Program Director, Code IS, 589 Dyer Road, Room 200A, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943-5100. An applicant to the Ph.D. program will need to apply to the School Admissions Office formally (see www.nps.edu/Admissions/PhD/index.html), and will need to submit: an application letter describing general background, interests and experience in research, and career goals; official or certified copies of all academic transcripts; results of a GRE general examination taken within the past five years; and three letters of references relating to your suitability to pursue a doctoral degree. Send these materials to the Director of Admissions, 1 University Circle, He-022, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943. Detailed admission procedures may vary depending on the individual's location and position. However, in all cases, the student must fulfill the general school requirements for the doctoral degree. Residency for this program is one year at the minimum, and the program generally requires three years beyond completion of a master's degree to complete.

Information Sciences Course Descriptions

Courses listed are approved, but may not be offered each year.

CC Courses

CY Courses

IO Courses

IS Courses

IW Courses