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Justin Sherman, M.S., Lieutenant, USCG

Operation Research and Data Analytics, Instructor/RMF Department of Mathematics
LT Justin Sherman

LT Sherman is from Columbus, OH and is a 2015 graduate from the US Coast Guard Academy. He reported to the Math Department in July 2022. LT Sherman has served on 3 ships with 5 years of sea time: USCGC SHERMAN (WHEC 720) in Hawaii; USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) in Yokosuka, Japan; and served as Commanding Officer of USCGC ADAK (WPB 1333) in Bahrain (PATFORSWA). His military honors include Navy and Coast Guard Achievement Medals and the Meritorious Service Medal.

He received his Masters of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Data Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and has done significant work applying machine learning (ML) methods to search and rescue datasets. Of note, he presented his work on Machine Learning-Based Priority Scoring for Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT) at the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Symposium in 2022 and at the World Maritime Rescue Congress, Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2023. His interests in data science include natural language processing methods, ML model comparison testing, and boosting.

His other interests outside of work include running, photography, and landscaping at his home in Gales Ferry.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Computer Analysis, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • Masters of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Data Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2022
  • US Navy Damage Control Assistant and Navigator Schools

Courses Taught

  • Calculus 1
  • Calculus 2
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Computer Modeling Languages (Python)
  • Selected Topics: Natural Language Processing
  • Operations Analysis Capstone

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “Machine Learning-Based Priority Scoring for Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT)”, Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Symposium 2022.

Honors

  • US Navy Meritorious Service Medal
  • Coast Guard Achievement Medal
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

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