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ScottNestler AUG2015

Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Dr. Scott T. Nestler graduated from Lehigh University with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1989, and was commissioned as a United States Army officer.  He spent eight years assigned to PATRIOT missile units, including deployment to Southwest Asia (SWA) for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and two years in the Republic of Korea.  In 1997 he became an Operations Research / Systems Analyst, and earned a MS in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research) in 1999 from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.  He taught in the Mathematical Sciences department at West Point and worked as a Force Structure Analyst, at Headquarters, Department of the Army.  After completing a PhD in Management Science and Finance in 2007, in the Decision, Operations, and Information Technologies department, R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, he put his studies into action back at West Point as a Research Analyst in the Operations Research Center (ORCEN), Department of Systems Engineering; and as the Director of the Center for Data Analysis and Statistics (CDAS).  In 2009, he deployed overseas as Chief of Strategic Assessments for Multi-National Force - Iraq (MNF-I).  From 2010-2012, Dr. Nestler was an Assistant Professor in the Operations Research Department at the Naval Postgraduate School.  In 2013, he graduated from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA, with a Master of Strategic Studies degree.  He served as the Force Strategy Division Chief at the Center for Army Analysis in 2013-2015.  Currently, he is an Associate Professional Specialist (teaching faculty member) with the the Department of Management, in the Mendoza College of Business, at the University of Notre Dame. He was awarded the Richard H. Barchi Prize, for Excellence in Operations Research, by the Military Operations Research Society, 2010; received the Omar N. Bradley Research Fellowship in Mathematics in 2007 and 2011; and is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society.  He is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) and an Accredited Professional Statistician (PStat®).  Additionally, he serves as the Vice-Chair of the Analytics Certification Board for the CAP® program and the Vice-Chair of the INFORMS SpORts (OR in Sports) Section.

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