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've posted a research talk by Christian Klaus, a Ph.D. student working with me in Operations Research at NPS. His talk is on introducing warehouses into a stochastic logistic network to increase reliability. I've also added a set of Operations Management Lecture Videos. That is almost 30 hours of lectures on mathematical decision making in corporations, ranging from forecasting to inventory control and project management.
The Networks projects from the spring 2013 class are up. We had a wide variety of interesting topics including drug interdiction, computer networks, and trip planning. Many of the groups were also able to take advantage of the introduction of Python programming into the class, to push the complexity of their projects beyond what has been possible in the past.
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.....More
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.....More