Bart E. Bennett

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Senior Operations Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office

Education

Ph.D. and M.S.E. in mathematical sciences, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in mathematics/computer science, University of California, Los Angeles

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Overview

Bart Bennett is a senior operations researcher at the RAND Corporation. With more than 20 years of experience performing policy-oriented analyses, he has led and conducted research in such diverse areas as military manpower, advanced technology, education and training, military operations, aircraft survivability, defense planning for both strategic and tactical forces, health care, and production planning and scheduling. In recent years, Bennett's research has focused on senior leader development for the U.S. Air Force and the contribution of advances in sensor technologies for performing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions.

Much of Bennett's research has relied on large-scale simulation modeling and the analysis of computational experiments. He participated in the development of exploratory analysis as a way of handling multicriteria decision problems and better understanding large, multidimensional systems.

Bennett is a also professor of operations research at the Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS) and teaches courses in modeling, simulation, and analysis. He has served on 16 dissertation committees as well as the admissions committee, the reaccreditation committee, the qualifying/preliminary exam committee, and the Faculty Committee for Curriculum and Appointments, the primary advisory committee for PRGS.

Bennett served for five years as the manager of the Management Sciences Group at RAND, supervising operations researchers, management scientists, cost analysts, and unit administrators throughout the organization.

Bennett received his Ph.D. in mathematical sciences from Johns Hopkins University.

Recent Projects

  • Senior officer management, analysis of advanced airborne sensor technology, and air campaign outcomes
  • Analyses of enlisted initial skills training
  • Supporting the U.S. Air Force and campaign planning capabilities
  • Investigating modeling and simulation advancements
  • The application of exploratory analysis

Selected Publications

Thomas Manacapilli and Bart Bennett, A User's Guide to the Technical Training Schoolhouse Model, RAND Corporation (TR-378-AF), 2007

Thomas Manacapilli et al., Finding the Balance Between Schoolhouse and On-the-Job Training, RAND Corporation (MG-555-AF), 2007

Thomas Manacapilli et al., Air Education and Training Command Cost and Capacity System: Implications for Organizational and Data Flow Changes, RAND Corporation (MR-1797-AF), 2006

Publications