STAT in T&E Center of Excellence

STAT in T&E Center of Excellence
AFIT Leadership: Dr. Darryl K Ahner
CONTACT INFORMATION
Name: Dr. Darryl K Ahner
Title: OSD STAT in T&E Center of Excellence, Center for Operational Analysis
Commercial Phone: 937-255-3636 (4708)
DSN Phone: 785-3636 (4708)
EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Systems Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2005.

Master of Science, Applied Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1999

Master of Science, Operations Research and Statistics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, 1999.

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace), United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, 1990.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Optimization of Stochastic Models

Dynamic Programming – sequential decision making under uncertainty

Military Operations Research Applications

Mathematical Modeling of Complex Systems

EXPERTISE
  • COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND OPTIMIZATION
  • STOCHASTIC PROCESSES
  • DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING
  • INTEGER PROGRAMMING
  • MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING AND OPTIMIZATION
  • SIMULATION MODELING AND ANALYSIS
PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH PAPERS

Ahner, D., 2007, “Real-Time Planning and Control of Army UAVs under Uncertainty,” AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 798-815, Vol. 4,May 2007.

Ahner D. 2009, “A Normalized Weighted Entropy Measure for Sensor Allocation Within Simulations,” In Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, eds. M. D. Rossetti, R. R. Hill, B. Johansson, A. Dunkin and R. G. Ingalls. Piscataway, New Jersey: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Ahner D., Castanon D. 2008, “Team Task Allocation and Routing in Risky Environments Under Human Guidance,” Proceedings of 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.

Ahner D., et al., 2008, “Incorporating Information Networks into Military Simulations,” In Proceedings of the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference, eds. S. J. Mason, R. R. Hill, L. Mönch, O. Rose, T. Jefferson, J. W. Fowler, 133-144.Piscataway, New Jersey: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Ahner D., Buss A., 2007, “Scheduling of Army UAVs Accounting for the Uncertainty of Attrition,” Proceedings of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics INFOTECH @ Aerospace.

Ahner D., Buss A., Ruck J., “Using A Low-Resolution Entity Model for Shaping Initial Conditions for High-Resolution Combat Models,” In Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, eds. S. J. Mason, R. R. Hill, L. Mönch, O. Rose, T. Jefferson, J. W. Fowler, 1344-1352. Piscataway, New Jersey: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Ahner D., Phillips D., Kang W., Mansager B., 2007, “A Dynamical System Model of Information Flow in the Battlespace,” IEEE Proceedings on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 685-690.Piscataway, New Jersey: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Ahner, D., 2007, “Scheduling of Army UAVs Accounting for the Uncertainty of Attrition,” Proceedings of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics INFOTECH @ Aerospace.

Ahner, D., A. Buss, and J. Ruck. 2006. “Assignment Scheduling Capability for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” In Proceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference, eds. L. R. Perrone, F. P. Wieland, J. Liu, B. G. Lawson, D. M. Nicol, and R. M. Fujimoto, 1349-1356. Piscataway, New Jersey: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Ahner D., Buss A. 2006, “Dynamic Allocation of Fires and Sensors (DAFS): A Low Resolution Simulation for Rapid Modeling,” , In Proceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference, eds. L. R. Perrone, F. P. Wieland, J. Liu, B. G. Lawson, D. M. Nicol, and R. M. Fujimoto, 1357-1364. Piscataway, New Jersey: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Ahner D., Jackson L., Phillips D. 2005, “DAFS: A Low Resolution Modeling Approach: Architecture and Implementation,” Proceedings of the 10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications & Practice.

Ahner D., 2005, “Real-Time Planning and Control of Army UAVs under Uncertainty,” Proceedings of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics INFOTECH @ Aerospace.

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