BioB.A. University of Virginia, 1985M.S. George Washington University, 1987Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, 1992
"My research and teaching centers on machine learning and optimization methods to support decision-making in complex systems."Peter A. Beling, Professor
Peter A. Beling is Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the ESE Department. Dr. Beling’s research interests are in the area of decision-making in complex systems, with emphasis on machine learning and adaptive decision support systems and on model-based approaches to system-of-systems design and assessment. His research has found application in a variety of domains, including mission-focused cybersecurity, reconnaissance and surveillance, prognostic and diagnostic systems, and financial decision making. He directs the UVa site of the Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, and the Adaptive Decision Systems Laboratory, which focuses on data analytics and decision support in cyber-physical systems. Dr. Beling is the co-founder of the Financial Decision Engineering research group at UVa, which is a focal point for research on the mathematical modeling and risk management aspects of consumer and retail credit. Dr. Beling has served as editor and reviewer for many academic journals and has served as a member of five National Research Council panels. He received the Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of California at Berkeley, M.S. in Operations Research from The George Washington University, and B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia.