Peter A. Beling is an engineering systems and environment professor and the associate chair for research at the University of Virginia. His research interests are in the area of decision-making in complex systems, with an 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 Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, and the Adaptive Decision Systems Laboratory, which focuses on data analytics and decision support in cyber-physical systems. 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.
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 his Ph.D. in operations research from the University of California at Berkeley, his M.S. in operations research from The George Washington University, and his B.S. in mathematics from the University of Virginia.