Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Robert T. Brigantic is Chief, Operations Research Scientist and also the Statistical Modeling and Experimental Design Team Lead with the National Security Directorate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He is a retired U.S. Air Force officer who joined PNNL in 2005 after completing a 22 year career on active duty with the United States Air Force. In the Air Force he specialized in weapon systems logistics, space operations with a focus on command and control systems for space shuttle operations and space test systems, and strategic airlift transportation. His technical concentration areas include operational modeling and simulation, systems analysis, statistical pattern recognition/artificial intelligence, imagery analysis, design of experiments, and multiobjective optimization. At PNNL, some of his research initiatives include operationalizing methodologies for national security risk analysis; modeling and simulation of operational radiation/nuclear detection processes; systems analysis; and optimization of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency measures. Dr. Brigantic holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Space Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University. He also serves as an adjunct professor of Operations Research with Washington State University.