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Col. Jake Graham, USMC (Ret)

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Title(s):
  • Professor of Practice of Information Sciences and Technology

Contact:
E378 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-6322
Education:
  • Masters degree in Public Administration, University of Oklahoma

  • B.A., Architecture, Iowa State University

Biography:

Colonel Jacob Graham retired from the Marine Corps on July 1, 2007, and now resides in State College, Pennsylvania. Colonel Graham was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Iowa State University and the University of Oklahoma, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture and a Masters in Public Administration, respectively.

Graham joined the Marine Corps in December 1980 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in August 1981. He received his pilot’s wings in June 1983. Colonel Graham served in various aviation units over his 26-plus years in the Marine Corps, including Marine Attack Helicopter Squadrons 367 and 369, Camp Pendleton California, and Marine Helicopter One (Executive Flight Detachment), Quantico, Virginia, where he flew in support of Presidents George Bush and William Clinton.

Graham served overseas for eight years during his tenure, in Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Germany, Turkey, and places in between.

He held command billets as Squadron Commander, Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron One, Okinawa, Japan, and as Air Base Commander, Marine Corps Air Facility, Quantico, Virginia. Graham also served in various staff billets including, Japan Desk Officer, Plans, Policy and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps, the Pentagon; Director of Inspections and Investigations, Marine Corps Inspector General's Office; and President Naval Discharge Review Board, the Office of the Secretary of the Navy.

Graham has completed various military schools including, Electronic Warfare School, Intelligence Officer School, Command and Control Warfare School, Marine Tactics and Weapons Instructors School, Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Command and Staff, Air War College, and Air Force Joint Operations Staff Course where he was a distinguished graduate.

He completed a joint tour with Headquarters U.S. European Command as the Non-Strategic Nuclear Force Advisor to Commander, EUCOM, and was Mission Commander for the EUCOM Airborne Nuclear Command Post. Colonel Graham deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the J-3, Joint Task Force North assigned to U.S. Central Command from February to May 2003.

Research Interests:
  • Structured Analytic Techniques
  • Deception & Counter-Deception
  • Intelligence Preparation of the Battlespace (IPB)
  • Human-centric hard and soft information fusion
  • Understanding social networks for adversary groups (terrorists, counterinsurgents, criminal or military)
  • Military command and control (C2) and improved situational awareness
  • Methods and visualization tools for data analysis
  • Red Cell analytics and alternate futures planning
  • The digitization of structured analytics for data analysis
  • Bias detection and mitigation in intelligence analysis
  • Social media analytics for threat analysis and intelligence forecasting
Publications:
  • International Association for Information Systems for Crisis Response (ISCRAM), May 2017. Special Panel, Training Datasets: Information Requirements for Future Crisis, Albi, France
  • Graham, Jake L. “Leadership by walking around.” Nittany Lions Roar Magazine. Spring, 2017: Page 48. Print.
  • Meghan N. Graham and Jacob L. Graham, “Training the next-generation analyst using red cell analytics”, Proc. SPIE 9851, Next-Generation Analyst IV, 98510D (May 12, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2224077; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2224077
  • Hall D., Cai G., Graham J. (2016) Empowering the Next-Generation Analyst. In: Rogova G., Scott P. (eds) Fusion Methodologies in Crisis Management. Springer, Cham
  • Graham JL (2016) Analytic decision game # 6: legends-network of deception, instructor course guide for SRA 433: deception and counter-deception. The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology, University Park, PA
  • D. Hall, J. Graham and E. Catherman, “A Survey of Tools and Resources for the Next Generation Analyst”, Proceedings SPIE DSS Sensing Technology and Applications Conference:  Next Generation Analyst III, Baltimore, MD, 20-24 April, 2015
  • J. Graham and D. Hall, “Social Media Enhance Dataset: Improving Information Requirements for Future Conflict”, Proceedings of the National Symposium on Sensor Data Fusion (NSSDF), Washington, DC, 28-29 October, 2014
  • Cai G, Graham J (2014) Semantic data fusion through visually-enabled analytical reasoning. In: Proceedings of Fusion 2014: The Seventeenth International Conference on Information Fusion, Salamanca, Spain, July, 2014
  • J. Graham, W. Grace and A. Sridhara, “Beyond SYNCOIN: Informational Requirements for the Three-Block War”. In: Proceedings of Fusion 2014: The Seventeenth International Conference on Information Fusion, Salamanca, Spain, July, 2014
  • J. Carroll, and J. Graham, chapter 10 in Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Sciences and Technology. New York, NY:  Springer, (2014). 97-116
  • Graham JL (2013) Analytic decision game # 5: cyber futures – lights-out, instructor course guide for SRA 440W: security and risk analysis capstone course. The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology, University Park, PA
  • D. Kretz, B. Simpson and J. Graham, “A Game-Based Experimental Protocol for Identifying and Overcoming Judgment Biases in Forensic Decision Analysis”, IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, 13-15 November, 2012
  • J. Graham and D. Hall, “The use of Analytic Decision Game (ADG) methods for test and evaluation of hard and soft data fusion systems and education of a new generation of data fusion analysts”, Proceedings of the National Symposium on Sensor Data Fusion (NSSDF), Washington, DC, 22-16 October, 2012
  • Graham JL (2011) Analytic decision game # 4: cyber threat to the financial sector, instructor course guide for SRA 440W: security and risk analysis capstone course. The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology, University Park, PA
  • J. Rimland, D. Hall and J. Graham, “Human cognitive and perceptual factors on JDL level-4 hard/soft fusion”, Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications 2012, vol. 8407, Baltimore, MD, April 23-27, 2012
  • J. Rimland, D. Coughlin, D. Hall and J. Graham, “Advances in data representation for hard/soft information fusion”, Proceedings of SPIE 2012, Baltimore, MD
  • Graham JL (2011) Analytic decision game # 3: piracy on the high seas, instructor course guide for SRA 440W: security and risk analysis capstone course. The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology, University Park, PA
  • Rimland, Iyer, Agumamidi, Pisupati & Graham. (2011). JDL level 0 and 1 algorithms for processing and fusion of hard sensor data. In SPIE proceedings. Fl, USA.
  • Graham, Hall, & Rimland. (2011). A synthetic dataset for evaluating soft and hard fusion algorithms. In SPIE proceedings. Fl, USA.
  • J. Graham, J. Rimland and D. Hall,  “A COIN-inspired synthetic data set for qualitative evaluation of hard and soft fusion systems”,  Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Fusion, Chicago, IL, July, 2011
  • Hall, Graham, More, & Rimland. (2010). Test and evaluation of soft/hard information fusion systems: A test environment, methodology and initial data sets. In Proceedings of the 13th international conference on information fusion. Edinburgh, UK.
  • D. Hall, J. Jordan and J. Graham, chapter 8 in Human-Centered Information Fusion. Norwood, MA: Artech House, (2010). 171-209
  • Graham JL (2010) Analytic decision game # 2: diabolical deeds in the district, instructor course guide for SRA 231: decision theory and analysis. The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology, University Park, PA
  • Graham JL (2008) Analytic decision game # 1: show me the money, instructor course guide for SRA 211: the threat of terrorism and crime. The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology, University Park, PA
  • J. Graham, Colonel, USMC and R. Tolomeo, LtCol, USMC. (2006), Inspector General of the Marine Corps Report to the Secretary of the Navy:  Private Motor Vehicle Safety Performance Study.
  • J. Graham, Colonel, USMC and P. Shelby, Major, USMC. (2006), Inspector General of the Marine Corps Report to the Commandant of the Marine Corps:  Readiness Assessment of the Marine Corps Combat Water Survival Training.
  • Graham, LtCol, USMC. (1998). Promoting Confidence Building Measures in the Asia-Pacific Region. In Proceeding of the 5th National Institute for Defense Studies. Tokyo, Japan.
  • Graham, LtCol, USMC. (1998). Defense Policy of the United States in the Asia-Pacific Region. In Proceeding of the 5th National Institute for Defense Studies. Tokyo, Japan.

 

Research Keywords:

  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Deception & Counter-Deception
  • Structured Analytics
  • Red Team Analytics
  • Analytic Decision Games (Synthetic Data Sets)