Captain Kendall

MAJ Thomas Kendall

Instructor

thomas.kendall@westpoint.edu

Biography


CPT Thomas P. Kendall was born in Niskayuna, NY and raised in Charlottle, NC. He graduated the United States Military Academy in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He earned a Masters of Science in Operations Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). CPT Kendall has served as Airborne Infantry Weapons Company Commander and Brigade Training Officer in the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) at Vicenza, Italy. He also served as an Infantry One Unit Training (OSUT) Company Commander and OSUT Company Executive Officer in the 198th Infantry Training Brigade at Fort Benning, GA. CPT Kendall served as a Mortar Platoon Leader and deployed as a Platoon leader to Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan in the 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

Ongoing Research Projects


  • predicting battle outcomes using decision trees
  • Crafting an optimal lens using nonlinear optimization techniques
  • Identifying tactical paths of least detection using network optimization
  • Improving individual marksmanship by optimizing the targets used for zeroing
  • Designing a light weight aiming device which accounts for aiming angle and weapon tilt.

Publications & Presentations


“An Algorithm for Optimizing CVBEM and BEM Nodal Point Locations,” by Kendall, T.P., Hromadka II, T.V. and Phillips, D.D. (2012). Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 36, 979-984. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enganabound.2011.11.008)

 

“Climate Science: Why Mathematicians Should Be Interested,” by John R. Bacon, Thomas P. Kendall, Thomas Mussmann, Robert Palais, Victor E. Trujillo II, and Dr Frank Wattenberg. Proceedings of the Twenty-fifth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics, Pearson Education, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, March 21-24, 2013