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The following selected references highlight the domain expertise of CID researchers.  A complete listing of publications is available by CID member.

Network Interdiction and Attacker-Defender Modeling

Alderson, D.L., Brown, G.G., Carlyle, W.M., and Wood, R.K., 2011, “Solving Defender-Attacker-Defender Models for Infrastructure Defense,” in Operations Research, Computing, and Homeland Defense, R.K. Wood and R.F. Dell, editors, INFORMS, Hanover, MD, pp. 28-49.

Royset, J.O. Wood, R.K., 2007, “Solving the Bi‐objective Maximum‐Flow Network‐Interdiction Problem,” INFORMS Journal on Computing, 19, pp. 175‐184.

Brown, G., Carlyle, M., Salmerón, J. and Wood, K., 2006, “Defending Critical Infrastructure,” Interfaces, 36, pp. 530‐544.

Brown, G., Carlyle, W.M., Salmeron, J. and Wood, K., 2005, “Analyzing the Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure to Attack, and Planning Defenses,” in Tutorials in Operations Research: Emerging Theory, Methods, and Applications, H. Greenberg and J. Smith, eds., Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, Hanover, MD.

Israeli, E. and Wood, R.K., 2002, “Shortest‐Path Network Interdiction,” Networks, 40, pp. 97‐111.

Cormican, K.J., Morton, D.P. and Wood, R.K., 1998, “Stochastic Network Interdiction,” Operations Research, 46, pp. 184‐197.

Washburn, A. and Wood, K., 1995 “Two‐Person Zero Sum Games for Network Interdiction,” Operations Research, 43, pp. 243‐251.

Wood, R.K., 1993, “Deterministic Network Interdiction,” Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 17, pp. 1‐18.

Decision Support and Risk Management

Brown, G., and Cox, L., 2011, “How Probabilistic Risk Assessment Can Mislead Terrorism Risk Analysts,” Risk Analysis, 31, pp. 196-204.

Brown, G., and Cox, L., 2011, “Making Terrorism Risk Analysis Less Harmful and More Useful: Another Try,” Risk Analysis, 31, pp. 193-195.

Brown, G. and Rosenthal, R., 2008, “Optimization Tradecraft: Hard‐Won Insights from Real‐World Decision Support,” Interfaces, 38, pp. 356‐366.

Brown, G., Cox, L., and Pollock, S., 2008, “When is Uncertainty About Uncertainty Worth Characterizing?Interfaces, 38, pp. 465‐468.

Energy (Electric Power, Oil, Gas)

Salmerón, J., Wood, K. and Baldick, R., 2009, “Worst‐Case Interdiction Analysis of Large‐Scale Electric Power Grids,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 24, pp. 96‐104.

Salmeron, J., Wood, K. and Baldick, R., 2004, “Analysis of Electric Grid Security Under Terrorist Threat,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 19, pp. 905‐912.

Avery, W., Brown, G.G., Rosenkranz, J., and Wood, R.K., 1992, “Optimization of Purchase, Storage and Transmission Contracts for Natural Gas Utilities,” Operations Research, 40, pp. 446-462

Brown, G.G., Graves, G., and Ronen, D., 1987, “Scheduling Ocean Transportation of Crude Oil,” Management Science, 33, p. 335-346. (Nominated for 1987 International Management Science Achievement Award.)

Brown, G.G., Ellis, C., and Ronen, D., 1987, “Real-Time, Wide Area Dispatch of MOBIL Tank Trucks,” Interfaces, 17, pp. 107-120. (1986 International Management Science Achievement Award Finalist.)

Brown, G.G. and Graves, G., 1981, “Real-Time Dispatch of Petroleum Tank Trucks,” Management Science, 27, 1, pp. 19-32. (1982 International Management Science Achievement Award Finalist).

Maritime and Port Security

Brown, G. G., Carlyle, M., Abdul-Ghaffar, A. and Kline, J., 2011, "A Defender-Attacker Optimization of Port Radar Surveillance," Naval Research Logistics, 58(3), pp.223-235.

Brown, G.G., Dell, R.F., and Farmer, R., 1996, “Scheduling Coast Guard District Cutters,” Interfaces, 26, pp. 59-72

Evacuation & Emergency Management

Peréz‐VillaLonga, F., Salmerón, J. and Wood, R.K., 2008, “Dynamic Escape Routes for Personnel on a Naval Ship,” Naval Research Logistics, 55, pp. 785‐799.

Kerman C.K., Brown, G.G., and Dell, R.F., 1998, “Optimally Reorganizing Navy Shore Infrastructure,” Technical Report, NPS‐OR‐98‐006, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, August 1998.

Brown, G.G. and Vassiliou, A., 1993, “Optimizing Disaster Relief: Real-Time Operational and Tactical Decision Support,” Naval Research Logistics, 40, pp. 1-23.


J. Doyle, D. Alderson, L. Li, S. Low, M. Roughan, S. Shalunov, R. Tanaka, and W. Willinger, 2005, “The ‘Robust Yet Fragile’ Nature of the Internet,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 102, pp. 14497‐14502.

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Brown, G.G., Carlyle, W.M., Harney, R.C., Skroch, E., and Wood, R.K. 2009, “Interdicting a Nuclear‐ Weapons Project,” Operations Research, 57, pp. 866‐877.

Brown, G. (committee member), 2008, Department of Homeland Security Bioterrorist Risk Assessment: A Call for Change, National Research Council, Committee on Methodological Improvements to the Department of Homeland Security's Biological Agent Risk Analysis, National Academies Press, Washington, DC.

Brown, G., Banks, D., Borio, L., Parnell, G. and Wilson, A., 2008, “Scientists Urge DHS to Improve Bioterrorism Risk Assessment,” Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, 6, pp. 353‐356.

Brown, G., Carlyle, M., and Wood, K., 2008, “Optimizing Department of Homeland Security Defense Investments: Applying Defender‐Attacker (‐Defender) Optimization to Terror Risk Assessment and Mitigation,” Appendix E in Department of Homeland Security Bioterrorist Risk Assessment: A Call for Change, National Research Council report, National Academies Press, Washington, DC.

Brown, G., Carlyle M., Harney R., Skroch E., Wood, K., 2006, “Anatomy of a Project to Produce a First Nuclear Weapon,” Science and Global Security, 14, pp. 163–182.

Brown, G., Carlyle, M., Royset, J. and Wood, K., 2005, “On The Complexity of Delaying an Adversary's Project,” in The Next Wave in Computing, Optimization and Decision Technologies , 2005, eds. B. Golden, S. Raghavan and E.Wasil, Springer, New York, pp. 3‐17.

Military Planning and Logistics

Morton, D.P., Salmerón, J. and Wood, R.K., 2009, “A Stochastic Program for Optimizing Military Sealift Subject to Attack,” Military Operations Research, 14(2), pp. 19-39.

Brown, G., Carlyle, M., Diehl, D., Kline, J. and Wood, K., 2005, “A Two-Sided Optimization for Theater Ballistic Missile Defense,” Operations Research, 53, pp. 263-275.

Dell, R.F., P.L. Ewing, and W.J. Tarantino, “Optimally Stationing Army Forces,”  Interfaces, 38 (6), 2008 , pp.  421-435.

Brown, G.G., Dell, R.F., and Newman, A.M., “ Optimizing Military Capital Planning, ”  Interfaces, 34 ( 6 ) , 2004 , pp.  415-425.

Dell, R.F., “Optimizing Army Base Realignment and Closure,” Interfaces, 28, 1998, pp. 1-18.

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