Randall Steeb

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Senior Engineer
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in systems engineering, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S. and B.S. in engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

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Randall Steeb is a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation. He has directed research on distributed simulation (both constructive and virtual), artificial intelligence, advanced fire support systems, future air traffic control systems, decision support systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, military operations in urban terrain, combat vehicle design, robotic ground vehicles, intelligence collection, improvised explosive devices, active protection systems, and microelectromechanical systems. He is author or coauthor of more than 40 RAND reports, journal articles, and book sections. Steeb received his Ph.D. in systems engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently an adjunct professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Arkansas.

Recent Projects

  • Military robotics
  • Active protection systems
  • Future air defenses
  • Manned-Unmanned Teaming
  • Future Options for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Selected Publications

Matsumura, John, John Gordon IV, and Randall Steeb, Defining an Approach for Future Close Air Support Capability, RAND Corporation (RR-1233-A), 2017

John Matsumura, et al., Assessing Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles for Australian Mounted Close Combat Operations, RAND Corporation (RR-1834), 2017

Randall Steeb, John Matsumura, Thomas Herbert, John Gordon, William Horn, Perspectives on the Battle of Wanat: Challenges of Small Unit Operations in Afghanistan, RAND Corporation (OP-329/1), 2011

Terrence Kelly, John Peters, Eric Landree, Louis Moore, Randall Steeb, Aaron Martin, The U.S. Combat and Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Fleets: Issues and Suggestions for the Congress, RAND Corporation (MG-1093), 2011

Randall Steeb et al., Examining the Army's Future Warrior: Force-on-Force Simulation of Candidate Technologies, RAND Corporation (MG-140), 2004

Russell W. Glenn et al., Preparing for the Proven Inevitable: An Urban Operations Training Strategy for America's Joint Force, RAND Corporation (MG-439), 2004

John Matsumura et al., Lightning over Water: Sharpening America's Light Forces for Rapid Reaction Missions, RAND Corporation (MR-1196), 2000

Yuna Huh Wong, et. al, Deterrence in the Age of Thinking Macines, RAND (RR-2797), 2020