Gregory S. Parnell

Executive Principal Analyst

Dr. Parnell has over 30 years of experience as a practicing decision and risk analyst; university professor and researcher; and consultant to senior decision-makers. He is currently a professor of systems engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has served on three National Research Council committees. He has published 100 publications including: two books, book chapters, refereed papers and conference proceedings. He has served as President of the Decision Analysis Society of the Institute for Operations Research/Management Science (INFORMS), President of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS), and editor of the Military Operations Research journal. He has received numerous awards for studies including Army’s Wilbur Payne Award, twp INFORMS Koopman Prizes and MORS Rist Prize. He was awarded the MORS Thomas Laureate in 2002 for technical contributions and service to the military operations research community. He is a Fellow of MORS, INFORMS, INCOSE, and the Lean Systems Society.


Ph.D., Engineering-Economic Systems, Stanford University, 1985
M.S., Systems Management, University of Southern California, 1980
M.E., Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Florida, 1974
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1970

Selected Publications and Presentations

Parnell, G.S., Bresnick, T.A., Tani, S.N., and Johnson, E.R., Decision Analysis Handbook, Wiley & Sons, Operations Research/Management Science Handbook Series, 2013.

Parnell, G. S., Driscoll, P. J., and Henderson D. L., Editors, 2nd Edition, Decision Making for Systems Engineering and Management, Wiley Series in Systems Engineering, Wiley & Sons Inc., 2011.

Parnell, G.S., Smith, C. M., Moxley, F. I., Intelligent Adversary Risk Analysis: A Bioterrorism Risk Management Model, Risk Analysis, January 2010, pp 32-48.

Dillon-Merrill, R. L., Parnell, G. S., and Buckshaw, D. L., Logic Trees: Fault, Success, Attack, Event, Probability, and Decision Trees, Wiley Handbook Of Science & Technology for Homeland Security, John G. Voeller, Editor, Forthcoming 2008.

Parnell, G. S., Chapter 19, Value-Focused Thinking Using Multiple Objective Decision Analysis, Methods for Conducting Military Operational Analysis: Best Practices in Use Throughout the Department of Defense, Military Operations Research Society, Editors Andrew Loerch and Larry Rainey, 2007.

Parnell, G., Dillon-Merrill, R., and Bresnick, T.  Integrating Risk Management with Security and Anti-terrorism Resource Allocation Decision Making, McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook. 2006.

Ewing, P., Tarantino, W., and Parnell G., “Use of Decision Analysis in the Army Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 Military Value Analysis,” Decision Analysis Journal, Vol 3, No1, March 2006, pp. 33-49.

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