Hello, my name is Ned Dimitrov. I am an Assistant Professor in Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School. My research is in network modeling and stochastic combinatorial optimization with applications to disease control and security.
Previously, I was a post-doc in the Operations Research Program at UT Austin.
I graduated from the UT Computer Science department in May 2008. My thesis is on large-scale computing environments involving stochasticity, optimization, and game theory.
You may contact me through email using ned at nps dot edu.
I just posted five or so recent publications. Two highlights include a survey of interdiction models, co-authored with Dave Morton from UT Austin, and a paper in PLoS Computatoinal Biology on optimizing provider recruitment for influenza surveillance, co-authored with Samuel Scarpino and Lauren Meyers who are both at UT Austin. See the Papers section for a complete listing.
The Networks class of Spring 2012 featured a number of excellent quarter-long networks analysis projects. Project topics included the California High Speed Rail Project, US Oil Imports, Cross-border Drug Smuggling, Disaster Relief, and the Enron Social Network. All of the project executive summaries and presentations can be seen online on the Networks course page. In addition, all of the Networks course lectures from this quarter are available online.
For the Networks class in winter of 2011, the students had to do a quarter-long network modeling project. They selected a network of interest to them, modeled the network's operation, and modeled the networks resiliency. We had a number of excellent class projects during the quarter. All of ... [More]