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Lieutenant Colonel Matt Davis

Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Official photo of Lt Col Davis (DFMS)
Contact Information

(719) 333-3419




A graduate of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri, Lt Col Davis received his commission through the Officer Training School program in 2001. His career has spanned a wide variety of responsibilities including basic research in atmospheric turbulence, space weather, and quantum computing; operational test for satellite communications systems; operational training support from the individual to the COCOM level; leading operational and strategic analysis, assessment, and lessons learned at the MAJCOM; and university level teaching in mathematics and statistics. He holds a Master’s degree in Operations Research and a PhD in Industrial Engineering. His research has been published in a number of highly ranked, peer-reviewed journals.


Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.

M.S. Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio

B.S. Mathematics, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Mo.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Deputy Director of Analysis, Assessment, and Lessons Learned, HQ Pacific Air Forces

Operational test and evaluation of space systems; modeling, simulation, and training event management

Optical turbulence and weather impact decision aids research and program management

Honors & Awards

Meritorious Service Medal x3

Air Force Commendation Medal

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Research and Scholarly Interests

Modeling and Simulation

Simulation for training

Decision Support tools

Novel Data Science Applications

Operations Research


Davis, M., Proctor, M. D., & Shageer, B. (2017). Disaster Factor Screening using SoS Conceptual Modeling and an LVC simulation framework. Reliability Engineering & System Safety. 165(2017), 368-375. doi:http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2017.04.020

Davis, M., & Proctor, M. (2016). The Viability of Extraordinary Methods to Mitigate Compromised SFP Cooling. International Nuclear Safety Journal, 5(2), 16-25.

Davis, M., Proctor, M., & Shageer, B. (2016). A Systems-Of-Systems Conceptual Model and Live Virtual Constructive Simulation Framework for Improved Nuclear Disaster Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Mitigation. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. doi:10.1515/jhsem-2015-0051

Proctor, M. D., Shageer, B. M., & Davis, M. T. (2015). Considering Modeling and Simulation of DOD Response to Accidental Nuclear Disaster. Journal of Defense Management, 5(2), 134. doi:10.4172/2167-0374.1000134

Davis, M. (2009). Using multiple robust parameter design techniques to improve hyperspectral anomaly detection algorithm performance (No. AFIT/GOR/ENS/09-05). AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT.

Davis, M. (2017). An SoS Conceptual Model, LVC Simulation Framework, and a Prototypical Implementation of Unmanned System Interventions for Nuclear Power Plant Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Mitigation.