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Statistical methods in counterterrorism : game theory, modeling, syndromic surveillance, and biometric authentication
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New York, NY : Springer-Verlag, 2006


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30000010159158 HV6432 S72 2006 Open Access Book Book

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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.

Table of Contents

Ronald D. Fricker, Jr.David L. Banks and Steven AndersonVicki BierDavid L. BanksSinjini MitraAndrew L. RukhinHenry RolkaGalit Shmueli and Stephen E. FienbergMichael A. Stoto and Ronald D. Fricker, Jr. and Arvind Jain and Alexis Diamond and John O. Davies-Cole and Chevelle Glymph and Gebreyesus Kidane and Garrett Lum and La Verne Jones and Kerda Dehan and Christine YuanLaura Forsberg and Caroline Jeffery and Al Ozonoff and Marcello PaganoWendy L. MartinezSarah Michalak and Gregory WilsonWilliam K. Sieber and James S. Bennett and Abera Wouhib and Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr. and Myron J. Katzoff and Stanley A. ShulmanAlan F. Karr and Xiaodong Lin and Ashish P. Sanil and Jerome P. ReiterTom Burr and James Gattiker and Mark Mullen and George Tompkins
Part I Game Theory
Game Theory in an Age of Terrorism: How Can Statisticians Contribute?p. 3
Combining Game Theory and Risk Analysis in Counterterrorism: A Smallpox Examplep. 9
Game-Theoretic and Reliability Methods in Counterterrorism and Securityp. 23
Part II Biometric Authentication
Biometric Authenticationp. 43
Towards Statistically Rigorous Biometric Authentication Using Facial Imagesp. 47
Recognition Problem of Biometrics: Nonparametric Dependence Measures and Aggregated Algorithmsp. 81
Part III Syndromic Surveillance
Data Analysis Research Issues and Emerging Public Health Biosurveillance Directionsp. 101
Current and Potential Statistical Methods for Monitoring Multiple Data Streams for Biosurveillancep. 109
Evaluating Statistical Methods for Syndromic Surveillancep. 141
A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Syndromic Data for Biosurveillancep. 173
Part IV Modeling
Modeling and Simulation for Defense and National Securityp. 195
Modeling and Parameterization for a Smallpox Simulation Studyp. 199
Approaches to Modeling the Concentration Field for Adaptive Sampling of Contaminants during Site Decontaminationp. 215
Secure Statistical Analysis of Distributed Databasesp. 237
Statistical Evaluation of the Impact of Background Suppression on the Sensitivity of Passive Radiation Detectorsp. 263
Indexp. 281
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