Jason Mastbaum

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Research Programmer
Santa Monica Office


M.S. in applied physics, Columbia University; B.A. in physics, Bard College


Jason Mastbaum is a research programmer at RAND. He specializes in applying data analysis and visualization, technology forecasting, and modeling and simulation to defense and homeland security research questions. Mastbaum received a B.A. in physics from Bard College and an M.S. in applied physics from the Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Recent Projects

  • Army logistics data visualization
  • Emerging technologies analysis

Selected Publications

Patrick H. Mills, James A. Leftwich, Kristin Van Abel, Jason Mastbaum , Estimating Air Force Deployment Requirements for Lean Force Packages: A Methodology and Decision Support Tool, RAND Corporation (RR-1855), 2017

Gonzales, Daniel, Sarah Harting, Jason Mastbaum, and Carolyn Wong, Improving Interagency Information Sharing Using Technology Demonstrations: The Legal Basis for Using New Sensor Technologies for Counterdrug Operations Along the U.S. Border, RAND Corporation (RR-551-OSD), 2014

Savitz, Scott, Irv Blickstein, Peter Buryk, Robert W. Button, Paul DeLuca, James Dryden, Jason Mastbaum, Jan Osburg, Phillip Padilla, Amy Potter, Carter C. Price, Lloyd Thrall, Susan K. Woodward, Roland J. Yardley, and John Yurchak, U.S. Navy Employment Options for Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), RAND Corporation (RR-384-NAVY), 2013

Honors & Awards

  • Spotlight Award, National Security Research Division: Acquisition and Technology Policy Center