Adjunct Professor of Government
Ph.D. Experimental Physics, University of Toledo
M.S. Physics, University of Toledo
B.A. International Relations, University of Toledo
Time at PHC: 2018 to present
Dr. Will Williamson is currently an Associate Research Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Naval Postgraduate School. He holds a Ph.D. in experimental Physics from the University of Toledo, with his dissertation research focused on the physics of materials for microelectronics including semiconductor superlattices and ferroelectric capacitors. He has worked extensively with the Defense Advanced Projects Agency (DARPA), supporting the Microelectronics Technology Office, the Tactical Technology Office, and the Information Innovation Office in a variety of roles over 15 years. Will began his career as a Marine Corps helicopter pilot and has a passion for advancing the mission of the DoD and IC. He has worked for Center for Naval Analysis, Institute for Defense Analysis, DARPA, and MITRE Corporation on research projects for each of the Armed Services, and currently supports the NPS Center for Multi-INT Studies in the Washington, DC region. His current research interests are in applying Data Science to various defense and intelligence applications including: signal processing for high performance sensors, cyber data for intrusion detection, classification of influence bots, and multi-INT data fusion. In addition to his research, Dr. Williamson currently teaches Data Science for Cyber Applications for NPS at the National Cryptologic School and an undergraduate course on Cyber Domain Fundamentals for Strategic Intelligence majors at Patrick Henry College.