The Department of Operational Sciences conducts both methodological and applied research in Operations Research and Logistics Management.
Areas are subject to change based on the Operations Research faculty composition. Students considering a program in Operations Research should consult the Department regarding their general research interests before making decisions. It is imperative (particularly for Ph.D. students) that the research interest is well supported to ensure timely completion of the degree.
These areas are subject to change based on the Logistics Management faculty composition. Candidates should consult the Department regarding their general research interests before making decisions regarding their program. It is imperative that candidate's research interests be well supported to ensure timely completion of the degree. Synergism with Air Force and other DOD organizations leading to sponsored, cooperative research efforts is encouraged. Such cooperative efforts lead to research results that are directly related to ongoing activities in the military logistics community
Test & Evaluation Certificate Program
The AFIT Test and Evaluation Certificate Program (TECP) provides students a fundamental understanding in the basic concepts required for supporting analysis in the Test and Evaluation (T&E) Community. Particular emphasis is given to incorporating past, present, and future DoD T&E examples from all aspects of test (developmental, operational, etc) into the curriculum to tailor the applications of the methodology and approaches within each course. Current T&E focus in design of experiments (DOE) and reliability, maintainability, and availability (RM&A) analysis are addressed in required courses to complete the T&E Certificate Program. TECP targets individuals within the acquisition or analysis career fields working within research, developmental, or operational test stationed at engineering centers, test ranges, test centers, program offices or headquarters.