Mark Gallagher, Ph.D., is a Professor of Practice for Operations Research at the Office of the Secretary of Defense Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation supporting the U.S. Department of Defense’s Analysis Working Group on enhancing modeling and simulation. He spearheaded the creation of the Weapons Assignment Model for nuclear forces and the Bilateral Enterprise Analysis Model (BEAM) to investigate joint campaign strategies and force structures. He received the Barchi and Rist Prizes and the Fellow of the Society and Thomas Awards from the Military Operations Research Society. Dr. Gallagher holds a B.S. degree in operations research and computer science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an M.S. and Ph.D. in operations research from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
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