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Jason Gastelum

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Jason Gastelum holds a BS and MS in Operations Research and has over ten years of experience in risk and decision analysis. As an officer in the US Air Force, Jason developed models to predict the effects of high power microwaves on electronics, and to predict the success of candidates in pilot training. Since joining the Energy and Environment Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2008, Jason has applied decision and risk analyses techniques to domains including environmental remediation, commercial power plants, carbon sequestration, and the nuclear fuel market. Jason was a key contributor to a probabilistic risk assessment of TVA’s Raccoon Mountain pumped storage power plant and has contributed to several revisions NUREG 1307, which updates the waste burial costs associated with decommissioning a nuclear reactor. His other research interests include optimization using mathematical programming and discrete event simulation.

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Operations Research with focus in Decision Analysis, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, OH
  • B.S., Operations Research with minor in Mathematics, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.

PNNL Publications


Risk and Decision Sciences

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