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Patrick Hester

  • Patrick Hester
  • Associate Professor
  • Academic Affairs
  • 242c Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5205
  • pthester@odu.edu
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  • Dr. Patrick T. Hester is an Associate Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University. He received a Ph.D. in Risk and Reliability Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute. As a faculty member and researcher, he has been the principal investigator for nearly $1.8M of research, and a co-principal investigator on nearly $80K worth of research. These research endeavors span the areas of multi-criteria decision analysis, enterprise performance measurement and management, and complex problem solving.
  • Education

    Vanderbilt University, 2007
    Major: Risk and Reliability Engineering and Management,
    Degree: Ph. D.
  • Research Interests

    multi-criteria decision analysis, systemic thinking, stakeholder analysis, enterprise performance measurement and management
  • Expertise

    Decision Modeling
    Multi-criteria decision analysis, enterprise performance measurement and management, complex problem solving, systems of systems
    Modeling and Simulation
    Applied decision analysis using M&S
  • 2011: Excellence in Research Award, Batten College of Engineering & Technology
  • 2011: Outstanding Author Contribution Award Winner, Awards for Excellence, Emerald Literati Network
  • 2005: National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellow, Sandia National Labs
  • 2003: NSF IGERT Fellow, Vanderbilt University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Research and Development Governance Capability Development for the Borders and Maritime Security Divisionesearch and Development Governance Capability Development for the Borders and Maritime Security Division
    Sponsoring Organization: DHS S&T BMD
    Date: July 28, 2010 - July 27, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hester, P. T.; Meyers, T.
    TACOP Phase II
    Sponsoring Organization: Referentia Systems
    Date: 2009 - 2011
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Hester, P. T.; Tolk, A.
    Systems Engineering Technical Assistance
    Sponsoring Organization: Sandia National Laboratories
    Date: 2009 - 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hester, P. T.
    Configurable Aggregation Layers (TACOP Phase 1)
    Sponsoring Organization: Referentia Systems
    Date: 2008 - 2009
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Tolk, A.; Hester, P. T.
    Uncertainty Assessment in Conceptual Design Using Expert Judgment
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center, Vehicle Analysis Branch
    Date: February 1, 2008 - September 1, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Hester, P. T.