For the past fifteen years the Office of University Programs (OUP) of the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has funded university- based research through its Centers of Excellence (COE).
This paper presents a stochastic game model that comparatively evaluates al-
ternatives for improving container security. The players are an attacker who plans
to send a nuclear weapon, and a defender who considers two alternatives at two
nodes of interdiction along the supply chain.
My research concentrates on developing reasoning techniques for intelligent, autonomous agent
systems. In particular, I focus on planning techniques for both single and multi-agent systems
acting in uncertain domains.
This paper presents a signaling model of terrorist attacks, where the target government faces a
trade-off from its counterterrorism responses and the backlash (counterreaction) that such
This article provides an updated survey of recent advances in game-theoretic analyses
of terrorism. In particular, it investigates the government’s allocation of a fixed budget
to counter attacks against potential targets.