As a Fulbright scholar in Hungary, Ensign Gregory Gaskel will pursue a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Debrecen (UD), Debrecen, Hungary. ENS Gaskel plans to study probabilistic models that can estimate the spread of infectious diseases, the severity of climate change caused by natural and anthropogenic factors, and threats to computer networks. He will work on a master’s research project to develop stochastic models to enhance cyber intrusion detection through anomalous behavior that will be applicable to protecting computer networks in both the private and public sectors.
At the UD, ENS Gaskel plans to establish an American-Hungarian Student Association to promote American culture and values. He also plans to join Magyar LMBT (LGBT) Szövetség to help promote social equality and engage with students and faculty in activities offered through Lovarda Hall. He has recently published a paper in the Military Operations Research journal entitled “U.S. Coast Guard District 11 Air Station Analysis,” assessing alternative Coast Guard helicopter siting plans in Southern California to enhance search and rescue coverage.