Dr. Christie Nelson

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Assistant Research Professor, Externship Exchange Director, Curriculum Coordinator for Analytics and Cybersecurity, Executive Admissions Committee Member
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Dr. Christie Nelson is an Assistant Research Professor and Executive Committer member for the CCIADA (Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis) Center, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Emeritus Center of Excellence and the Professional Science Masters Program (MBS). She has done a 3 year Postdoc for CCICADA, has a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Rutgers University, a Masters Degree in Operations Research from Columbia University, and a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from Westminster College.  A sampling of her research topics include resource allocation for the US Coast Guard, machine learning for the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, experimental designs focusing on walk-through metal detectors for large professional sports stadium venues, data quality study for the US Coast Guard, developing metrics for the DHS Office of SAFETY Act (provides anti-terrorism insurance for large stadium venues), cybersecurity information sharing for the US Coast Guard, and the training of handling digital evidence for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. She is the Curriculum Coordinator and Advisor for the MBS Analytics and Cybersecurity Concentrations, the MBS Externship Exchange Founder and Director, and an MBS Executive Admissions Committee