Walt DeGrange is the Director of Analytics Capabilities for CANA. He recruits, develops, and enables a team of analytics professionals to produce high-level analytics products across federal and commercial domains including operations research studies & analysis, analysis of logistics systems, sports analytics, data and information-based decision support solutions, and data quality & analytic assessments. He is also a faculty member at the University of Arkansas in the Operations Management graduate program, an MBA Executive Advisor at the NC State University Poole School of Management, and the Past Chairperson for the INFORMS SpORts Section. His analytics projects include work with the Department of Defense, Atlanta Blaze Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team, and several commercial organizations. Walt also teaches professional analytics courses for both INFORMS and MORS. He also wrote the book Field Guide to Compelling Analytics with Lucia Darrow.


  • Operations Research
  • Optimization
  • Simulation
  • Machine Learning
  • Analytics Change Leadership


  • MS in Operations Research, 2005

    Naval Postgraduate School

  • BE in Electrical Engineering, 1992

    Vanderbilt University