Areas of expertise
- Communications Systems
- Computing, Simulation & Modelling
- Defence Info Systems
- Defence Sensors
- Gun Technologies
- Operational Analysis and Simulation
John obtained a combined honours BA in French and Russian from Exeter University in 1982. He then undertook a MSc in Computing Science at Newcastle University in 1988 before completing his PhD in Computer Science at Brunel University in 1999.
John is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society and member of a number of other associations and institutes:
- Association for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour
- Association for Computing Machinery
- Member of the US Marine Corps Association
- Member of the Royal United Services Institute
He has an interest in the modelling of dismounted close combat, especially the impact of group psychology.
- Hunting Engineering Ltd
- The European Space Agency
- Shell International
- Saudi Aramco
- The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
- The Amphibious Warfare Development Centre
- General Dynamics UK
Articles In Journals
- Salt J (2022) A hundred years of tiny mortars. In: Close Combat Symposium 2022, Shrivenham, 5-7 July 2022.
- Salt J (2019) Precision versus rate. In: Close Combat Symposium, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, 9-11 July 2019.
- Hill M & Salt J (2018) The proper use of ignorance in intelligence. In: ITEC 2018, Stuttgart, 15 May 2018.
- Salt J (2016) Small arms, small data : small arms shooting accuracy and the small data problem. In: International Symposium on Military Operational Research (ISMOR) 2016, Royal Holloway, London, 26-29 July 2016.
- Salt J (2015) On the wagons, off the wagons: the infantry fighting vehicle problem. In: Mounted and Dismounted Close Combat Symposium, Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, 14-16 July 2015.
- Salt J (2013) Simulation: better than tyromancy?. In: 55th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society 2013, OR55, Exeter, 3-5 September 2013.
- Salt J (2013) A Comparison of Incapacitation Criteria: Kokinakis and Sperrazza versus Courtney and Courtney.
- Salt & John (2013) Fast, Free and Fun: Lightweight Simulation Modelling with Python. In: 30th International Symposium on Military OR, London, 29 July 2013.
- Hill M, Salt J & Fletcher G (2011) Distributed Working Pictures. In: European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, Lisbon, Portugal, 9 September 2010.
- Hill M & Salt J (2010) Life and Death Decisions using Sparse, Unreliable Evidence. In: 4th European Conference on Information Management and Evaluation, Lisbon, 9 September 2010.
- Wise J, Smith G, Salt J, Huey P & Atkins G (2006) Distributed Decision-Making and Control for Agile Military Radio Networks. In: DAMAS 2005 (Defence Applications of Multi-Agent Systems), Utrecht, 25 July 2005.
- Salt JD (2004) Force transformation: an historical perspective from across the Atlantic.
- Salt JD (2004) Speech acts of war. In: 2004 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2004), Washington, DC, 5-8 December 2004.
- Salt JD & Wise J (2004) Synthetic Epistemology: Do Brains in Jars Dream of Electric Rocks?. In: 5th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Paris, 6 September 2004.
- Salt John D (1997) Braindance: Simulating patterns of behavior. In: 1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 1997), Orlando, FL, 12-15 October 1997.
- Salt JD (1993) Simulation Should be Easy and Fun!. In: 1993 Winter Simulation Conference, Los Angeles, 12 December 1993.
- Salt J (2020) Chapter 15: learning the lessons of Port-en-Bessin, 1944. In: On Contested Shores, Quantico, VA: US Marine Corps University Press, p. 253-276.
- Smith JD & Salt J (2018) Chapter 14: Decision support in defence logistics. In: Defence Logistics: Enabling and Sustaining Successful Military Operations, London, UK: Kogan Page, p. 286-323.