LTC Nate Bastian

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LTC Nathaniel Bastian

Academy Professor, Assistant Professor


Nathaniel D. Bastian, PhD is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, where he is an Academy Professor and Cyber Warfare officer at the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. At USMA, LTC Bastian serves as division chief, Data & Decision Sciences at the Army Cyber Institute (ACI), as well as a faculty member of Systems Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, and Computing. LTC Bastian has co-authored 100+ refereed journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, and textbooks. He is the recipient of numerous academic awards and honors, to include a Fulbright Scholarship and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and he has received $4M+ in research grants from multiple government organizations. LTC Bastian was previously an Operations Research / Systems Analysis (ORSA) officer with assignments as the Chief Artificial Intelligence Architect at the DoD Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, Operations Research Scientist at the ACI/USMA, and Analytics Officer at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. Prior to this, he was an Aeromedical Evacuation Officer and UH-60 Black Hawk MEDEVAC Aviator with the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade.

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Intelligent Battlefield Command and Control Decision Systems
  • Cyber-Human Systems Engineering and Assessment
  • AI/ML Enabled Autonomous Cyber Decision Support
  • Security, Assurance and Robustness of AI/ML Systems
  • Social-Cybersecurity and Cognitive Warfare
  • Data Security and Alternative Computing

Publications & Presentations

For a full list of publications, please refer to Nate’s Google Scholar and Athena pages respectively.