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Eric C. Johnson, Ph.D.

Eric Johnson


  • Ph.D., Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, August 2001
  • M.S., Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, May 1993
  • B.S., Mathematics (Minors in Physics and Industrial Psychology), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, May 1991

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Calculus
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Differential Equations
  • Linear Optimization
  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Network and Nonlinear Optimization
  • Operations Analysis
  • Probability Models
  • Decision Models
  • Intermediate Differential Equations

Research Advisor for Senior Cadet Projects

  • Primary advisor for “Reassignment of 87’ Patrol Boats with respect to the Delivery of 154’ Fast Response Cutters,” Spring 2015
  • Primary advisor for “Air Station Pilot Scheduling,” Spring 2014
  • Primary advisor for “WHEC 378 Cutter Maintenance,” Spring 2013
  • Consultant for “Satterlee Hall Room Scheduling and Analysis,” Spring 2012
  • Primary advisor for “Promotion Zone Calculator,” Spring 2012
  • Primary advisor for “Project 65: An Analytical Study of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans and its H-65 Helicopters,” Spring 2011
  • Primary advisor for “Aviation Logistic Center Forecasting,” Spring 2010
  • Primary advisor for “District Command Center Watch Relief Scheduling: A Statistical Analysis of SAR and LE Case Occurrence,” Spring 2009
  • Primary advisor for “An Economic Order Quantity Analysis to Determine Optimal Reordering Points for the Coast Guard Exchange Retail System,” Spring 2008
  • Consultant for “Selective Reenlistment Bonus Payment Schemes: Analysis of Lump Sum vs. Prorated Systems,” Spring 2007
  • Primary advisor for “Aviation Repair and Supply Center Inventory: Optimal Asset Level Simulation,” Spring 2007
  • Consultant for “Cocaine Seizure Analysis,” Spring 2006
  • Primary advisor for “Buoy Tender Scheduling for USCGC Hollyhock,” Spring 2006
  • Consultant for “iThink Simulation of the Mission Readiness of the Coast Guard’s 110-foot Patrol Boats in District 11,” Spring 2005
  • Primary advisor for “USCG Atlantic Area Cutter Scheduling,” Spring 2005

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Operations Research at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy,” Norwich University Mathematics Colloquium, Northfield, VT, September, 2011
  • “Starting a Senior Capstone Course: Reflections and Lessons Learned,” Northeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America (NES/MAA) conference, Fairfield, CT, May 2009
  • “An Assessment Procedure for a First Semester Calculus Course,” with Manfred, E.A., New England Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges conference, Fall River, MA, April 2007; reprised at NES/MAA conference, Framingham, MA, November 2007
  • “Buoy Tender Mathematical Modeling,” with Krystinik, K.B. and Ostrowski, S.D., Connecticut College Senior Seminar, New London, CT, October 2006; reprised at U.S. Coast Guard Academy INFORMS meeting, New London, CT, October 2006; and Worcester State College Mathematics / Computer Science Club meeting, Worcester, MA, October 2008
  • A Parallel Decomposition Algorithm for Constrained Nonlinear Optimization, Ph.D. thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, July 2001


  • Superintendent’s Award for Excellence, January 2014
  • Rensselaer Medal
  • Max Hirsch Prize

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the NES/MAA 2002-present; Vice Chair 11/12-11/13; Chair 11/13-11/15; Past Chair 11/15-11/17
  • Member of American Mensa, Ltd., 2002-2005

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