Lance Menthe (he/him) is a senior physical scientist at RAND and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. He works primarily on command and control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C2ISR) issues for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army, including employment of remotely piloted aircraft and artificial intelligence for intelligence analysis. Menthe is the lead developer of RAND's Systems and CONOPs Operational Effectiveness Model (SCOPEM), an agent-based model of air, ground, and space domains.
Prior to joining RAND, Menthe received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a thesis on the physics of twisting conformations of DNA.
Menthe, Lance, Dahlia Anne Goldfeld, Abbie Tingstad, Sherrill Lingel, Edward Geist, Donald Brunk, Amanda Wicker, Sarah Lovell, Balys Gintautas, Anne Stickells, and Amado Cordova, Technology Innovation and the Future of Air Force Intelligence Analysis: Volume 1, Findings and Recommendations, RAND Corporation (RR-A341-1), 2021
Menthe, Lance, Myron Hura, and Carl Rhodes, The Effectiveness of Remotely Piloted Aircraft in a Permissive Hunter-Killer Scenario, RAND Corporation (RR-276-AF), 2014
Menthe, Lance, Amado Cordova, Carl Rhodes, Rachel Costello, and Jeffrey Sullivan, The Future of Air Force Motion Imagery Exploitation: Lessons from the Commercial World, RAND Corporation (TR-1133), 2012
Menthe, Lance, Jeffrey Sullivan, A RAND Analysis Tool for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance: The Collections Operations Model, RAND Corporation (TR-557-AF), 2008