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Patrick Hester Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor Patrick Hester

Phone: (757) 683-5205
Fax: (757) 683-5640
Email: pthester@odu.edu
Web: http://tinyurl.com/9h9np8e
Room: Kaufman Hall, Room 242C

Ph.D. Risk and Reliability Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2007

 Dr. Patrick T. Hester is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Managementand Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University. He received a Ph.D. inRisk and Reliability Engineering (2007) at Vanderbilt University and a B.S.in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (2001) from Webb Institute ofNaval Architecture.

Prior to joining the faculty at Old Dominion University, he was a Graduate Student Researcher in the Security Systems Analysis Department at SandiaNational Laboratories, where he worked on developing a methodology forsafeguard resource allocation to defend critical infrastructures against amultiple adversary threat. Prior to that, he was a Project Engineer atNational Steel and Shipbuilding Company in charge of Modeling andSimulation experiments to test shipboard logistics and cargo load-outcapabilities. His research interests include multi-criteria decision analysis, enterprise performance measurement, complexsystem governance, and decision making using modeling and simulation.