Lead Operations Research Analyst
The MITRE Corporation
Dr. Matthew Henchey is a member of The MITRE Corporation’s Operations Research Department and serves as a lead operations research analyst. He is currently supporting several optimization, modeling, and simulation efforts, including deploying Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) virtual healthcare capabilities; dynamically routing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and analyzing capability and operations investment portfolios to maximize operational impact for MITRE’s government sponsors. Prior to joining MITRE, Henchey developed data analytics and visualization solutions to evaluate the economic situation of veterans using geographic information systems tools to develop a place-based strategy. For the U.S. Army and Defense Health Agency, he supported efforts to evaluate the business systems, processes, and organizational structure, providing recommendations on required staffing levels and changes to organizational structure. He also worked with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop an optimization model to maximize potential student training at the FAA Academy, which he based on budget, instructor, classroom, and equipment constraints. Working with the U.S. Navy, Henchey led a team developing cost analyses for several combat and weapons systems, as well as developed database solutions for tracking affordability and energy-saving initiatives. Henchey has a BS and MS in industrial engineering, and a PhD in operations research from the University at Buffalo. In his PhD dissertation, he researched and developed traffic simulations and optimized emergency vehicle routing in an intelligent transportation system environment. In his MS thesis, he did research and development of UAV flight time approximation methods for use in mission planning.