Christie Nelson is an Assistant Research Professor at CCICADA (Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, at Rutgers University. She has a Ph.D. in Operations Research. A sampling of research topics Christie has researched or is currently working on include: resource allocation for the US Coast Guard, machine learning for the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, experimental designs focusing on walk-through metal detectors for large stadium venues, a data quality study for the US Coast Guard, usability for mobile phone applications for NJ’s Dept. of Health and Senior Services, developing metrics for the DHS Office of SAFETY Act, and cybersecurity information sharing for the US Coast Guard. She has mentored 10 DIMACS REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) students. She also co-chairs and organizes a twice a year Professional Networking Event at Westminster College, which draws 350 people to each event. She helps coordinate the MBS concentrations in Analytics and Cybersecurity, and teaches both the Fundamentals of Analytics and the Practicum courses.