Lead Mathematical Statistician, Statistical Sciences Group, US Army CCDC Armaments Center
Institution: Stevens Institute of Technology
Advisor: Jose Ramirez-Marquez
Committee: Jose Ramirez-Marquez; Steve Hoffensen; Carlo Lipizzi; Frank Fisher
Dissertation: Data Synthesis for Probabilistic Model-Based Engineering of DoD Systems
Graduating: May 2021
Bio: Douglas Ray, PStat, is the Lead Statistician of the Statistical Sciences Group at the US Army CCDC Armaments Center at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ. His work focuses on applying industrial statistics to DoD armament systems across the acquisition life cycle for the Warfighter. This work includes Design of Experiments (DOE), reliability data analysis, machine learning, and uncertainty quantification / probabilistic optimization of computational models and simulations. Mr Ray leads a group of over a dozen statisticians and data scientists who collaborate with engineering and business teams on a spectrum of armament projects and systems. Mr. Ray is the Chair-Elect of the ASA’s Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security (SDNS), an ASA Accredited Professional Statistician, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer. In addition to his 13 years of experience as a DoD Mathematical Statistician he is also a retired combat veteran of the US Army.
Mr. Ray holds a B.S. in applied mathematics from the University of Rhode Island and an M.S. in statistical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Systems Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, and a SERC Doctoral Fellow.
D. Ray, J. Ramirez-Marquez, “A Framework for Probabilistic Model-Based Engineering and Data Synthesis”, Reliability Engineering & System Safety (2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2019.106679 .
B. Chell, S. Hoffenson, D. Ray, R. Jones, M. Blackburn, “Optimizing for Mission Success using a Stochastic Gaming Simulation”, CSIAC Journal, (2019).
V. R. Joseph, A. Krishna, and D. Ray, "D-Optimal Latin Hypercube Designs", manuscript in preparation, (2019).
B. Chell, D. Ray, “Analysis and Optimization of Mission-Level Stochastic Simulations with UAS Case-Study”, DATAWorks 2018, Springfield, VA.
Drake, C., Ray, D., “Screening Designs for Resource Constrained Deterministic M&S Experiments: A Munitions Case Study”, DATAWorks 2019, Springfield, VA.