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Dr Chris Arney

Professor of Mathematics and Network Science Center Chair

Contact Information:
Office Location: Thayer Hall
Phone: 845-938-4429
Dr. Arney graduated from the United States Military Academy and served 30 years in the Army, retiring in 2001. His graduate studies led to an MS in computer science and a PhD in mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Chris spent much of his military career as a mathematics professor at West Point (NY) with other assignments in military intelligence at Schofield Barracks (HI), Fort Bragg (NC), Fort Huachuca (AZ), Norfolk Naval Base (VA), Fort Dix (NJ), and Fort Monmouth (NJ). He also served as the Dean of Mathematics and Sciences and as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at the College of Saint Rose in Albany and the division chief of the Mathematical Sciences and the newly established Network Sciences Divisions of the Army Research Office (NC). At ARO he managed and performed research in the area of cooperative systems, with particular interest in information networks, pursuit-evasion modeling, intelligence processing, artificial intelligence, and language for robots. Chris has authored 22 books, written over 125 technical articles, made over 250 presentations, and reviewed over 200 books. He is currently a professor of mathematics at the United States Military Academy. His technical areas of interest include network science, mathematical modeling, cooperative systems, and the history of mathematics and science. His primary teaching interests are in modeling and inquiry.