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Bonnie Johnson is a researcher and lecturer in the Systems
Engineering Department of the Naval Postgraduate School.
She leads applied research in the use of AI for military decision-making. Her main focus is the future of tactical decisions based on AI, complexity science, and systems of systems. She applies cognitive processing, machine learning,
predictive analytics, game theory, and big data analytics to
battlespace situational awareness and warfighting decisions.
She is currently developing a cognitive laser capability — an
AI system that supports laser weapon system engagement
decisions. Prior to working for the Naval Postgraduate
School, Johnson worked for Northrop Grumman as a senior
systems engineer on missile defense research and joint command and control systems. Johnson received her MS in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins and her BS in physics
from Virginia Tech. She is currently pursuing a PhD in systems engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Figure 13. Predictive Analytic Concepts.
• Predict weather for operational area
• Predict operational response to
• Analyze historical trends
• Availability prediction
• Capability prediction
• Force readiness prediction
• Force resilience prediction
• Force overall capability prediction