Here’s my complete list of presentations and published research. For more information and access to articles, check out my profiles on ResearchGate and Google Scholar!

Kristin Saling is an operations research analysis in the Army G-1 Personnel Office. She applies both computational and strategic analytical techniques to problems involving large data sets as well as providing analytical advice to the Army’s manning strategy. There, she also fuses operational planning and data science to lead the design of the Human Capital Big Data implementation effort. She has presented at several US and international research conferences and has published her work in academic journals such as Systems Engineering and International Transactions on Operations Research.

EDUCATION

Master of Science in Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, May 2010

Thesis: Integrating Probabilistic Design and Rare-Event Simulation into the Requirements Engineering Process to Analyze Risk Problems in High Reliability Systems

Chair: William Scherer, Ph.D.

Master of Science in Engineering Management, Missouri Institute of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, August 2005

Bachelor of Science in Operations Research, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, June 2001

HONORS & AWARDS

2015 Wayne P. Hughes Jr. Award. Awarded annually to a new analyst whose efforts have advanced the state of the art of Military Operations Research, candidates are nominated through the Military Operations Research Society and selected based on outstanding publications, development of significant new analysis techniques, or the use of research results in the solution of military problems.

Top Academic Presentation, International Crisis & Risk Communication Conference, with Karen Freberg, Kathleen Vidoloff, and Gina Eosco (March 2012).

2004 Outstanding Engineer Platoon Leader “Grizzly” Award.  Awarded annually to the engineer lieutenant platoon leader in each US Army component (Active, National Guard, Reserve) selected in recognition of outstanding contributions to military engineering by demonstrated technical and leadership ability for the award year.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (PLENARY, BREAKOUT, AND POSTER)

Page, S., Freberg, K., Saling, K. (2013, November).  Emerging Media Crisis Value Model: A comparison of relevant, timely message strategies for emergency events. Accepted for presentation at the EUROPEA Conference. Barcelona, Spain.

Sutherland, A., and Saling, K. (2013, June) Constructing a Decision Support System for Identification and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Presented at the 81st Military Operations Research Society Online Symposium (81.1) in Annapolis, MD via Defense Connect Online.

Saling, K., K. Freberg, S. Page, M. Colon-Aguirre, and C. A. R. Licklider (2013, June). “Reputational risks, perceptions, values, and behaviors among spokespeople: Construction of the reputational influence and risk model for emerging media.” Presented at the 17th International Conference on Corporate Reputation, Brand, Identity and Competitiveness in Barcelona, Spain.

Freberg, K., Saling, K., & Freberg, L. (2013, May). Using a situational q-sort to assess perceptions of a food recall message as a function of delivery via social, organizational, or traditional media.  Presented in the Poster Session at the 25th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention in Washington, D.C.

Saling, K., and K. Freberg. (2013, March) Commanding Influence: Social Media Command Centers create influence and trust in a crisis situation. Presented at the International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference in Orlando, FL.

Saling, K., K. Freberg, K. G. Vidoloff, and G. Eosco. (2012, December) Social media value modeling applications and best practices in decision and risk communication strategy. Presented at the Society for Risk Analysis National Meeting, in San Francisco, CA.

Freberg, K., K. Graham (Saling), K. G. Vidoloff, and G. Eosco. (2012, May) Reputational risks within new media crisis communication message strategies: A pilot study focusing on determining a ‘good’ crisis message via social media. Presented at the 16th International Conference on Corporate Reputation, Brand, Identity, and Competitiveness in Milan, Italy.

Han, S., N. Melson, J. Stephens, D. Turner, J. V. Farr, and K. Graham (Saling). (2012, May) Methodology to Model and Understand the Complexities of Social, Economic, and Governance Interactions for Regional Assessment in Kenya. Presented at the 12th Donald R. Keith Capstone Conference, West Point, NY.

Han, S., N. Melson, J. Stephens, D. Turner, J. V. Farr, and K. Graham (Saling). (2012, April) Methodology to Model and Understand the Complexities of Social, Economic, and Governance Interactions for Regional Assessment in Africa. Presented at the 6th Annual Network Science Workshop, West Point, NY.

Freberg, K., K. Graham (Saling), K. G. Vidoloff, and G. Eosco. (2012, Mar) @Hurricane Irene storms through #social media: A case study addressing the concerns of uncertainty with emerging technology in a crisis situation. Presented at the 2nd International Risk & Crisis Communications Conference, Orlando, FL.

Freberg, K., Graham (Saling), K., Webb, B., Murphy, D., et al. (2011, May). Reverse engineering leadership: Deconstructing perceptions of personality in Generals and CEOs. Presented at the 2011 Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention in Washington, DC.

Freberg, K., and K. Graham (Saling). (2010, May) Understanding the effectiveness of a strong online reputation: Predicting the next social media influencer using the Q-Sort Test. Presented at the 14th International Conference on Corporate Reputation, Brand, Identity, and Competitiveness in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Freberg, L., K. Freberg, and K. Graham (Saling). (2010, May) Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go To Work. Presented at the Association for Psychological Studies Annual Convention. Boston, MA.

Graham (Saling), K. (2010, Apr) Complexity Science and Social Media: Network Modeling and Following ‘Tweets.’ Presented at the Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium, Charlottesville, VA.

Hall, A., J. Surdu, F. Maymi, A. Deb, and K. Freberg (Saling). (2001, August) Modeling the Communications Capabilities of the Infantry Soldier. Presented at the Communications Networks and Distributed Systems Modeling and Simulation Conference (CNDS), Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) in San Antonio, TX.

Hall, A., J. Surdu, F. Maymi, A. Deb, and K. Freberg (Saling). (2001, July) Modeling the Communications Capabilities of the Infantry Soldier. Presented at the Military Operations Research Society Symposium in Annapolis, MD.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Freberg, K., Saling, K., & Freberg, L. (Oct 2013). Using a situational q-sort to assess perceptions of a food recall message as a function of delivery via social, organizational, or traditional media.  Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. Article first published online 8 Oct 2013.

Saling, K. (July 2013) “Social Network Analysis” and “Search Engine Optimization.” The Encyclopedia of Public Relations. R. Heath, ed., SAGE publications.

Saling, K., and K. P. White.  (June 2013) “Integrating Probabilistic Design and Rare-Event Simulation into the Requirements Engineering Process to Analyze Risk Problems in High Reliability Systems.” International Transactions on Operations Research, vol. 20, no. 4, p. 515-531.

Page, S., Freberg, K., Saling, K.  (June 2013) Emerging media crisis value model: A comparison of relevant, timely message strategies for emergency events.  Journal of Strategy Security, vol. 6, no. 2, p.  20-31.

Freberg, K., Saling, K., Vidoloff, K., & Eosco, G. (2013, May).  What makes a “good” social media crisis message?: Challenging traditional methodology through qualitative and quantitative value modeling.” Public Relations Review.

Freberg, K., K. Saling, K.G. Vidoloff and G. Eosco. (2013, Apr). “Using value modeling to evaluate social media messages: The case of Hurricane Irene.” Public Relations Review, Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0363811113000386.

Graham (Saling), K. (2011, May) Integrating Probabilistic Design and Rare Event Simulation into the Requirements Engineering Process to Analyze Risk Problems in High Reliability Systems. A thesis published to the libraries of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, and the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.

Freberg, K., Graham (Saling), K., McGaughey, K., & Freberg, L. (2011, March). Who are the social media influencers? A study of public perceptions of personality. Public Relations Review, 37, 90-92.

Freberg, K., Graham, K. (Saling), McGaughey, K., & Freberg, L. (2010, November). The rich get richer: Online and offline social connectivity predicts subjective loneliness. Media Psychology Review. Retrieved from http://www.mprcenter.org/mpr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=213:frebergonline-connectivity&catid=24:socialnetworks&Itemid=178

ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Chair, Manpower and Personnel Working Group, Military Operations Research Society Symposium (Current)

Co-Chair, Manpower and Personnel Working Group, Military Operations Research Society Symposium (2016-2018)

Co-Chair, Manpower and Personnel Community of Practice, (2017-Present)

Journal Article Reviewer, Military Operations Research (2013-Present)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

Project Management Institute (PMI) 2013-present

Currently applying for Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Military Operations Research Society (MORS) 2001-present

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 2001-present

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) 2010-present

International Conference on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) 2010-present

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) 2010-present

SOCIAL NETWORKING AFFILIATIONS