Director, Analytics Optimization
A retired Marine infantry officer with multiple technical degrees, Dr. Woodaman combines operational acumen, decisive leadership, comprehensive analytical expertise, and innovative problem-solving. His technical strengths include statistics and data analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, Discrete Event simulation, mathematical programming, dynamic programming, decision analysis, stochastic modeling, survey methods, cost estimation, cost-benefit analysis. He has brought these strengths to bear in application domains such as epidemiology, suicide prevention and mental health, energy conservation and modeling, fire and emergency services, counter-IED, operational logistics, campaign analysis, research and development investment, and defense systems acquisition. Clients include Navy and Marine Corps Systems Commands, Commander Naval Installation Command, Defense Human Resource Activity, OPNAV staff, and Headquarters Marine Corps. Analytical software employed includes Extend Sim, Arena, SPSS, R, Matlab, Netica, Gurobi, MPL, GAMS, AMPL, Crystal Ball, Frontier Solver Suite, MS Access & Excel with VBA. He is adjunct professor of Systems Engineering/Operations Research at George Mason University, teaching introductory graduate classes in operations research. Lastly, he has native proficiency in Spanish speaking and writing and basic fluency in Italian.
Ph.D. Systems Engineering / Operations Research, George Mason University, 2015
M.S. Operations Research (with Distinction), Naval Postgraduate School, 2000
B.S. Systems Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, 1987
Selected Publications and Presentations
William Crowley, Ronald Woodaman, Matthew Sampson, and Scott Willette. “Program Evaluation at the Defense Suicide Prevention Office.” 48th Conference of the American Association of Suicidology. Atlanta, GA, April, 2015.
Contributing author. Department of Defense Suicide Prevention Strategy. Under Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, DC. 2015. http://www.dspo.mil/Portals/113/Documents/TAB%20B%20-%20DSSP_FINAL%20USD%20PR%20SIGNED.PDF
Peter J. Kolesar, Kellen G. Leister, Daniel E. Stimpson, and Ronald F. A. Woodaman. (2013). “A simple model of optimal clearance of improved explosive devices.” Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 208, Issue 1, pp. 451-468.
Ronald F. A. Woodaman, Andrew Loerch, and Karla Hoffman. “Optimal Sequential Selection for JUONS-Based Acquisition.” 81st Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Crystal City, VA, June 2013.
Russell Mosier, Ronald Woodaman, Sean Tatman, and Jonathan York. “Decision Analysis and Optimization Methodologies Employed in the 2012 Marine Corps Route Reconnaissance and Clearance Training Simulators Business Case Analysis.” 81st Military Operations Research Society Symposium, Crystal City, VA, June 2013.
Ronald Woodaman. “Optimal Selection for Wartime Portfolios.” 80th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CA, June 2012.
Ronald Woodaman, William Robinson, Greg Opas, Kellen Leister, and Amanda Hepler. “Modeling Ship-based Energy Consumption for the Navy’s Operational Logistics Energy Conservation Program.” 80th Military Operations Research Society Symposium, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CA, June 2012.
Tod Levitt, Kellen Leister, Ronald Woodaman, Jerrit Askvig, Kathryn Laskey, and F. Hayes-Roth. “Valuing Persistent ISR Resources.” Critical Issues in C4I: AFCEA-GMU Symposium, 2011. http://c4i.gmu.edu/events/reviews/2011/papers/9-Levitt-paper.pdf
Ronald Woodaman, Andrew Loerch, Kathryn Laskey. “A Decision Analytic Approach for Measuring the Value of Counter-IED Solutions at the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.” Critical Issues in C4I: AFCEA-GMU Symposium 2010. http://c4i.gmu.edu/events/reviews/2010/ papers/Woodaman_Valuation_of_Counter-IED_Solutions.pdf