Brian Rieksts has been a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) in the Cost Analysis and Research Division since 2005. At IDA, he has worked on a number of cost-benefit analyses, cost estimates, and program evaluations for the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies. He has expertise in resource management, machine learning, and predictive analytics.
Prior to joining IDA, he received a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his B.S. from Kutztown University in Mathematics.