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Improving Homeland Security Decisions

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Ali E. Abbas, Milind Tambe, Detlof von Winterfeldt, Barry Charles Ezell, Steven P. Bennett, John Sokolowski, Henry H. Willis, Russell Lundberg, John Lathrop, Vicki Bier, Tony Cox, Heather Rosoff, Maged Dessouky, Fernando Ordóñez, Zhihong Shen, Hongzhong Jia, Peter B. Dixon, Maureen T. Rimmer, Glyn Wittwer, Adam Z. Rose, Nathaniel Heatwole, Jiyoung Park, Peter Gordon, Yunkyung Kim, James E. Moore. II, Harry W. Richardson, Scott Farrow, Howard Kunreuther, Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Bryan Roberts, Dan Wei, Misak Avetisyan, Fynnwin Prager, Charles Baschanagel, Isaac Maya, Gregory S. Parnell, Ralph L. Keeney, Johannes Siebert, Greg Keeney, Dušan M. Stipanović, Edward H. Kaplan, Lawrence M. Wein, Bo An, Arunesh Sinha, Christopher Kiekintveld, Manish Jain, William B. Haskell, Jinshu Cui, Thanh H. Nguyen, James Pita, Richard S. John, Avrim Blum, Nika Haghtalab, Ariel D. Procaccia, Matthew E. Taylor, Eric Shieh, Francesco Delle Fave, Xiaojun Shan, Jun Zhuang, Jason R. W. Merrick, Philip Leclerc, Robin L. Dillon, Catherine H. Tinsley
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  • Date Published: November 2017
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107161887

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  • What are the risks of terrorism and what are their consequences and economic impacts? Are we safer from terrorism today than before 9/11? Does the government spend our homeland security funds well? These questions motivated a twelve-year research program of the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California, funded by the Department of Homeland Security. This book showcases some of the most important results of this research and offers key insights on how to address the most important security problems of our time. Written for homeland security researchers and practitioners, this book covers a wide range of methodologies and real-world examples of how to reduce terrorism risks, increase the efficient use of homeland security resources, and thereby make better decisions overall.

    • Examines a range of terrorism and disaster risks from different angles and using different types of analytical tools
    • Case studies of terrorism and disasters show both the direct impacts as well as the longer lasting economic consequences
    • Demonstrates the value of improved risk management to find cost-effective solutions to homeland security problems
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    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107161887
    • length: 784 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.22kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction. Improving homeland security decisions Ali E. Abbas, Milind Tambe and Detlof von Winterfeldt
    2. Probability risk analysis and terrorism risk Barry Charles Ezell, Steven P. Bennett, Detlof von Winterfeldt and John Sokolowski
    3. Integrating stakeholder values into strategic planning through comparative risk analysis Henry H. Willis and Russell Lundberg
    4. Validating terrorism risk assessment models – lessons learned from eleven models John Lathrop and Barry C. Ezell
    5. Coping with uncertainty in adversarial risk analysis Vicki Bier and Tony Cox
    6. A risk and economic analysis of dirty bomb attack on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Heather Rosoff and Detlof von Winterfeldt
    7. Regional transportation modelling for homeland security Maged Dessouky, Fernando Ordóñez, Zhihong Shen and Hongzhong Jia
    8. Economic consequences of terrorism and natural disasters: the computable general equilibrium approach Peter B. Dixon, Maureen T. Rimmer, Glyn Wittwer, Adam Z. Rose and Nathaniel Heatwole
    9. Economic resilience to terrorism and natural disasters Adam Rose
    10. The regional economic impacts of hurricanes Katrina and Rita on oil refinery operations in the Gulf of Mexico Jiyoung Park, Peter Gordon, Yunkyung Kim, James E. Moore II and Harry W. Richardson
    11. Benefit-cost analysis and risk Scott Farrow
    12. Enhancing post-disaster economic resilience: public-private partnership for insuring terrorism Howard Kunreuther and Erwann Michel-Kerjan
    13. Economic impacts of changes in wait times at US ports of entry Bryan Roberts, Adam Rose, Nathaniel Heatwole, Dan Wei, Misak Avetisyan, Fynnwin Prager, Charles Baschnagel and Isaac Maya
    14. Organizational decision processes Gregory S. Parnell and Barry C. Ezell
    15. A value model for evaluating homeland security decisions Ralph L. Keeney and Detlof von Winterfeldt
    16. Identifying, structuring, and comparing the objectives of Al Qaeda and Isil Johannes Siebert and Greg Keeney
    17. Models of multi-objective decision making Ali E. Abbas
    18. Achieving multiple objectives with limited resources using utility theory and control theory Ali E. Abbas and Dušan M. Stipanović
    19. Defender-attacker decision tree analysis to combat terrorism Detlof von Winterfeldt
    20. Decision making for bioterror preparedness: example from smallpox vaccination policy Edward H. Kaplan and Lawrence M. Wein
    21. Stackelberg security games (sgg) basics and application overview Bo An, Milind Tambe and Arunesh Sinha
    22. Basic solution concepts and algorithms for Stackelberg security games Christopher Kiekintveld and Manish Jain
    23. Mixed integer optimization methods for solving Stackelberg security games William B. Haskell and Fernando Ordóñez
    24. Methods for addressing the unpredictable real-world element in security Jinshu Cui, Thanh H. Nguyen, James Pita and Richard S. John
    25. Learning to play Stackelberg security games Avrim Blum, Nika Haghtalab and Ariel D. Procaccia
    26. Evaluating deployed decision support systems for security: challenges, analysis, and approaches Matthew E. Taylor, Christopher Kiekintveld, Eric Shieh, Francesco Delle Fave and Milind Tambe
    27. Homeland security resource allocation games considering partially strategic attackers and equity Xiaojun Shan and Jun Zhuang
    28. Decision analysis by proxy for adaptive adversaries Richard S. John and Heather Rosoff
    29. Asymmetric prescriptive/descriptive game theory for counter-terrorism Jason R. W. Merrick and Philip Leclerc
    30. Near-misses and decision making under uncertainty in the context of cybersecurity Robin L. Dillon and Catherine H. Tinsley.

  • Editors

    Ali E. Abbas, University of Southern California
    Ali E. Abbas is Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Professor of Public Policy and Management at the University of Southern California. He also serves as the director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Decisions and Ethics (DECIDE). His research interests focus on all aspects of decision making under uncertainty broadly defined. He is author of two books, two edited volumes, and has over one hundred refereed publications. He has organized numerous workshops on decision making in large scale systems with NASA Langley, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Science Foundation.

    Milind Tambe, University of Southern California
    Milind Tambe is Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is a founding co-director of the USC Center on Artificial Intelligence in Society. Among his pioneering contributions in Artificial Intelligence is the security games framework that has been deployed by agencies such as the US Coast Guard, Federal Air Marshals Service, and various non-governmental organizations for which he has received several commendations. He is a fellow of the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

    Detlof von Winterfeldt, University of Southern California
    Detlof von Winterfeldt is Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Professor of Public Policy and Management at the University of Southern California. His research interests are in the foundation and practice of decision and risk analysis. In 2004 he co-founded the National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) and serves as its current director. He is the author of two books, three edited volumes, and over one hundred refereed articles and chapters. He is a fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and of the Society for Risk Analysis.

    Contributors

    Ali E. Abbas, Milind Tambe, Detlof von Winterfeldt, Barry Charles Ezell, Steven P. Bennett, John Sokolowski, Henry H. Willis, Russell Lundberg, John Lathrop, Vicki Bier, Tony Cox, Heather Rosoff, Maged Dessouky, Fernando Ordóñez, Zhihong Shen, Hongzhong Jia, Peter B. Dixon, Maureen T. Rimmer, Glyn Wittwer, Adam Z. Rose, Nathaniel Heatwole, Jiyoung Park, Peter Gordon, Yunkyung Kim, James E. Moore. II, Harry W. Richardson, Scott Farrow, Howard Kunreuther, Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Bryan Roberts, Dan Wei, Misak Avetisyan, Fynnwin Prager, Charles Baschanagel, Isaac Maya, Gregory S. Parnell, Ralph L. Keeney, Johannes Siebert, Greg Keeney, Dušan M. Stipanović, Edward H. Kaplan, Lawrence M. Wein, Bo An, Arunesh Sinha, Christopher Kiekintveld, Manish Jain, William B. Haskell, Jinshu Cui, Thanh H. Nguyen, James Pita, Richard S. John, Avrim Blum, Nika Haghtalab, Ariel D. Procaccia, Matthew E. Taylor, Eric Shieh, Francesco Delle Fave, Xiaojun Shan, Jun Zhuang, Jason R. W. Merrick, Philip Leclerc, Robin L. Dillon, Catherine H. Tinsley

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