Andy Hall

Andy Hall (no photo)

Associate Professor

Academic Credentials

B.S. Computer Science, United States Military Academy
M.S. Applied Mathematics, Naval Postgraduate School
Ph.D. Operations Management and Management Science, University of Maryland


Dr. Hall has just joined the faculty at  Marymount University this fall. Before joining Marymount, He was on the faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point, in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. He was most recently the Director of the Army Cyber Institute, the Army’s Think Tank for the cyber domain, where he directed and oversaw research, leadership development, and partnership efforts in the cyber domain.  He serves as the chair of the editorial board for the Cyber Defense Review journal and most recently has focused on research in cybersecurity education.  He is active in the Military and Security Applications Society of INFORMS, having served as the society’s president.

A retired Army Colonel, Dr. Hall has served as an infantry officer, an operations research and systems analyst, a cyber officer, and an academy professor.  He has served in the infantry and artillery units as well as multiple assignments in the pentagon, serving on both the Army Staff and the Joint Staff.

Other Information

Teaching Area

Data Science
Operations Research

Research Interests

Markov Decision Processes and Reinforcement Learning
Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity Education,
Data Science and Machine Learning
Manpower modeling
Financial Mathematics


Journals and Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Lujana Beshaj and Andrew Hall, “”Recent Developments in Cryptography,”” 2020 12th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon), Estonia, 2020, pp. 351-368.

Bastian, N. D., Lunday, B. J., Fisher, C. B., & Hall, A. O. (2020). Models and methods for workforce planning under uncertainty: Optimizing US Army cyber branch readiness and manning. Omega.
N.  D.  Bastian,  C.  Fisher,  A.  Hall,  B.  Lunday,  Solving  the  Army’s  cyber workforce  planning  problem  using  stochastic  optimization  and  discrete-event simulation modeling, in:  M. et al. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference 2019, IEEE, 2019, pp. 1–12. 

Jean R. S. Blair, Andrew O. Hall, and Edward Sobiesk, Educating Future Multidisciplinary Cybersecurity Teams, IEEE Computer, Volume: 52, Issue: 3, March 2019.

Andrew O. Hall, Brian M. Schultz, Direct Commission for Cyberspace Specialties, The Cyber Defense Review, 2017.

Andrew O. Hall, Michael Fu, Optimal Officer Force Profiles, Optimization Letters, Springer, 10/2015; 9(8).

Yiwei Chen, Namrata Cornick, Andrew O. Hall, Ritvik Shajpal, John Silberholz, Inbal Yahav, Bruce Golden, Comparison of Heuristics for Solving the GMLST Problem, in Telecommunications Modeling, Policy and Technology, Volume 44 of the series Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces pp 191-217, Springer, 2008.

Andrew O. Hall, Validation of the Enlisted Grade model gradebreaks, WSC ’04 Proceedings of the 36th conference on Winter Simulation, pg 921-925, Winter Simulation Conference, December 2004.

Fernando Maymí, John “”Buck”” Surdu, Andrew O. Hall, Ryan Beltramini, Weapon and communication systems: modeling the wireless network architecture of land warrior, WSC ’02 Proceedings of the 34th conference on Winter Simulation: Exploring New Frontiers, pg 960-966, Winter Simulation Conference, December 2002.

Book Chapters and Invited Papers

Blair, J. R., Hall, A. O., & Sobiesk, E. (2020). Holistic cyber education. Cyber Security Education: Principles and Policies.

Nathaniel D. Bastian and Andrew O. Hall, Military workforce planning and manpower modeling, in:  N. Scala, J. Howard (Eds.), Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research, CRC Press, 2020.

A. Hall, M. Klipstein, and E. Sobiesk, Winning the Cyberspace Workforce Race, Cyber Storm International Conference, 2019, University New South Whales, Australia.

A. Hall and E. Sobiesk, Integration of the Cyber Domain at the United States Military Academy, International Workshops: Realigning Cybersecurity Education, 2017, University New South Whales, Australia.

David M. Cashbaugh, Andrew O. Hall, Michael Kwinn, Todd A. Sriver, N. Keith Womer, Manpower and Personnel, in Methods for Conducting Military Operational Analysis, MORS 2007.

Other Publications

Nestler, S. and Hall, A. (2019), The variance gamma distribution. Significance, 16: 10-11.

Hall, Andrew O. and Fu, Michael, Gradient Estimation and Mountain Range Options (December 11, 2018). Available at SSRN:

Hall, Andrew O., and Terence M. Kelley. “West Point’s Army Cyber Institute: Developing the Cyber Leadership Model.” The Washington Times, 28 Jan 2018,

Paul Maxwell, Andrew Hall, Daniel Bennett, Cyber Operations in Dense Urban Terrain, Small Wars Journal, 7/2017.

Hall, Andrew O., and Terence M. Kelley. “Expanding Tech Advantages, ‘Cyber Resiliency’.” The Washington Times, 14 Feb. 2017,

Roy A. Wallace, Michael J. Colarusso, Andrew O. Hall, David S. Lyle and Michael S. Walker, Paid to Perform: Aligning Total Military Compensation with Talent Management, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2015.

Andrew O. Hall, Michael Fu, Optimal Army Officer Retirement, Robert H. Smith School Research Paper No. RHS 2445111 April 1, 2014.

Mary Lou Hall, Andrew O. Hall, Keith Olsen, The Army’s Reliance on Stop Loss, SSRN: Social Sciences Research Network May 31, 2009.

Scott Nestler and Andrew O. Hall, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Quick-Reaction Analysis, PHALANX, the Bulletin of the Military Operations Research Society, June 2009.

J. Surdu, A. Hall, and F. Maymi. “”Network Simulation in Support of Land Warrior,”” 2002 Simulation Solutions Conference, San Diego, CA, 7-10 April 2002. 

Andrew O. Hall, John “”Buck”” Surdu, Fernando Maymí, Ashok Deb, Kristin Saling, Modeling the communications capabilities of the Infantry Soldier, Proceedings of the Communication Networks and Distributed Systems Modeling and Simulation Conference (CNDS), January 2002.