John E. Boon, Jr.

John E. Boon, Jr.

Associate Professor of Computer Science
Office: 
Hodson Science and Technology Center
231
E-mail: 
Phone: 
(301) 696-3970
John Boon in New Zealand
Education: 
M.S. Operations Research, George Washington University
B.A. Mathematics and Political Science, Virginia Wesleyan College
Areas of Interest: 
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Mathematical pattern recognition
Algorithm analysis
Discrete event simulation
Numerical methods, advanced scientific programming
Advanced statistical analysis
Optimization theory, applied optimization techniques
Project management, proposal techniques/management,
Systems analysis, systems engineering, formal system testing
Strategic planning
Courses Taught: 
BIFX 502 Foundations in Computer Science
CS 319/520 Algorithm Analysis
CS 428/528 Artificial Intelligence
CS 542 Perception In Artificial Intelligence
CS 443/543 Machine Learning
CS 544 Knowledge Representation & Reasoning
CSIT 537 Applied Encryption and Cryptology
CSIT 540 Human Computer Interaction
IT 518 Systems Engineering & Integration
Selected Works: 
"Applications of AI in Policy Analysis and Control", presented at the Twenty-Third Annual Symposium of the Washington Operations Research/Management Science Council, Washington, D.C. October 8, 1986.
"Introduction to Pattern Recognition: Clustering and Classification", John E. Boon, Jr. Intelligent Information Analysis, 1991.
"ISLE, Intelligent Sales Lead Enhancement User Manual", John E. Boon, Jr. Intelligent Information Analysis, 1992.
"Requirements Analysis and High-Level Architecture Definition for ODCSPER Strength Management Systems Redesign", John E. Boon, Jr and MAJ Norman A. Pugh-Newby, Intelligent Information Analysis, June 1995.
"Syntactic and Semantic Multidimensional Pattern Recognition for Prediction of RNA Folding Structure", presented to the National Cancer Institute, Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center, Fort Detrick, Frederick, MD, January 11, 2000.
"Exploring Information Superiority: A Methodology for Measuring the Quality of Information and Its Impact on Shared Awareness", Walt L. Perry, David Signori, John Boon, RAND, 2004 (ISBN 0833034898)
"Out of the Ordinary: Finding Hidden Threats by Analyzing Unusual Behavior", John Hollywood, Diane Snyder, Kenneth McKay, John Boon, RAND, 2004 (ISBN 083335207)
"Integrated Planning for the Air Force Senior Leader Workforce: Background and Methods", Albert A. Robbert, Stephen M. Drezner, John E. Boon, et al, RAND, 2005 (ISBN 0833036637)
"Supporting the U.S. Army Human Resources Command's Human Capital Strategic Planning", Ralph Masi, Anny Wong, John E. Boon, Jr., Pete Schirmer, Jerry Sollinger, RAND 2009 (9780833047281)
"A Methodology for Determining Air Force Education Requirements Board (AFERB) Advanced Academic Degree (AAD) Requirements", Tara L. Terry, Al Robbert, John E. Boon, Jr., Perry Firoz, Craig Moore, RAND 2013 (9780833081292)
"Suitability of Missions for the Air Force Reserve Components", Al Robbert, James H. Bigelow, John E. Boon, Jr., Lisa M. Harrington, Michael McGee, Craig Moore, Daniel M. Norton, Bill Taylor, RAND 2014 (9780833082152)
"High-Priority Information Technology Needs for Law Enforcement", John S. Hollywood, John E. Boon, Jr., Richard Silberglitt, Brian G. Chow, Brian A. Jackson, RAND 2015 (9780833088734)
"Air Force Management of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund Opportunities for Improvement", John A. Ausink, Lisa M. Harrington, Laura Werber, William A. Williams, John E. Boon, Jr., Michael Powell, RAND 2016 (9780833094209)
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