With the realization that many clues and hints preceded the September 11 terrorist attacks, statisticians became an important part of the global war on terror. This book surveys emerging research at the intersection of national security and statistical sciences. In it, a diverse group of talented researchers address such topics as Syndromic Surveillance; Modeling and Simulation; Biometric Authentication; and Game Theory. The book includes general reviews of quantitative approaches to counterterrorism, for decision makers with policy backgrounds, as well as technical treatments of statistical issues that will appeal to quantitative researchers.
Game Theory in an Age of Terrorism (Ronald D. Fricker, Jr.).- Combining Game Theory and Risk Analysis in Counterterrorism: A Smallpox Example (David L. Banks, Steven Anderson).- Game-Theoretic and Reliability Methods in Counterterrorism and Security (Vicki Bier).- Biometric Authentication (David L. Banks).- Towards Statistically Rigorous Biometric Authentication Using Facial Images (Sinjini Mitra).- Recognition Problem of Biometrics: Nonparametric Dependence Measures and Aggregatd Algorithms (Andrew L. Rukhin).- Data Analysis Research Issues and Emerging Public Health Biosurveillance Directions (Henry Rolka).- Current and Potential Statsitical Methods for Monitoring Multiple Data Streams for Biosurveillance (Galit Shmueli, Stephen E. Fienberg).- Evaluating Statistical Methods for Syndromic Surveillance (Michael A. Stoto, Ronald D. Fricker, Jr., Arvind Jain, Alexis Diamond, John O. Davies-Cole, Chevelle Glymph, Gebreyesus Kidane, Garrett Lum, LaVerne Jones, Kerda Dehan, Christine Yuan).- A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Syndromic Data for Biosurveillance (Laura Forsberg, Caroline Jeffery, Al Ozonoff, Marcello Pagano).- Modeling and Simulation for Defense and National Security (Wendy L. Martinez).- Modeling and Parameterization for Smallpox Simulation Study (Sarah Michalak, Gregory Wilson).- Approaches to Modeling the Concentration Field for Adaptive Sampling of Contaminants During Site Decontamination (William K. Sieber, James S. Bennett, Abera Wouhib, Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., Myron J. Katzoff, Stanley A. Shulman).- Secure Statistical Analysis of Distributed Databases (Alan F. Karr, Xiaodong Lin, Ashish P. Sanil, Jerome P. Reiter).- Statistical Evaluation of the Impact of Background Supression on the Sensitivity of Passive Radiation Detectors (Tom Burr, James Gattiker, Mark Mullen, George Tompkins).