• Professor of Engineering Practice
Greg Graves

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Industrial & Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2006
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1998
  • B.S. Engineering Management, U.S. Military Academy, 1988

Research Interests

    • Application of operations research techniques to the design and analysis of security systems
    • Simulation of logistics processes and facilities
    • Applied probability and risk
    • Scheduling


    • Retired Army Colonel with a specialty in operations research and systems analysis and over 27 years of continuous active service and leadership in a variety of strategic, operational, and educational settings, including service in Operations Uphold Democracy (Haiti) and Iraqi Freedom (Iraq).
    • Served as Deputy Director, Resources and Analysis for U.S. Central Command where he led operations research analysis, financial management of a $480M budget, and science and technology initiatives in support of military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia.
    • Served two tours on the faculty at the United States Military Academy at  West Point, New York in the  Department of Mathematical Sciences in a variety of research, teaching, and academic leadership roles.

    Military awards

    Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Bronze Star, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge.

Selected Publications

  • Graves, G. H., “Equipping Army Distribution Organizations Based on Modeling and Simulation,” Military Operations Research, 10(4), 5-16, 2005.
  • Graves, G. H. and Lee C. Y., “Scheduling Maintenance and Semiresumable Jobs on a Single Machine,” Naval Research Logistics, 46(7), 845-863, 1999.