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MSBA Student scores a SPORT Internship

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Andrew is pursuing
a Masters of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Decision Sciences.
His strong academic background and work history, including exceptional
leadership experience, made him a strong candidate for the SPORT program. His
academic work includes developing a predictive model of expected donations to San Francisco State University
to inform outreach activity. Additionally, he analyzed baseball strategies to
identify a data-driven predictor of wins. As a project leader for the University of California Office of the President,
Andrew used integer programming to develop project-portfolio selection models,
and he conducted earned value, resource allocation, and project costing
analysis. Andrew is a member of the Institute
of Operations Research
and Management Science and also volunteers regularly with the US Coast Guard

The SPORT program is a highly competitive graduate-level
intern program that brings top students from around the country into the
Department of Defense to work on key national security issues. Only about 3 to 4
% of the applicants are admitted, and only top graduate students from rigorous
programs such as Operations Research, Computer Science, Mathematics,
Engineering, or Statistics are considered. During the program, the students
create mathematical models, conduct decision analysis, and employ sophisticated
simulations using some of the most state-of-the-art equipment in the world.

Andrew was one of four students awarded an internship with
the SPORT program this year by the Enterprise Operations Research, Modeling,
and Simulation (OR/M&S) Group at NSA.

Source: National Security Agency press release, August 2008

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