National Security and International affairs,

Mathematical methods and terrorism: Institute hosts conference this week
Social scientists often overlook the vital role of mathematics in national security and counterterrorism. This week the Institute of World Politics is hosting the Third Conference on Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism, sponsored by the Rochester Institute of Technology and Stanford University.

Cryptography, game theory and military planning are among the disciplines that demand skilled mathematicians working in close collaboration with professionals in the social sciences. Areas include strategies for detecting terrorist cells, terrorist cell formation and growth, data analysis of terrorist activity, terrorism deterrence strategies, information security, and border penetration and security.

The conference, from September 28-30, is by invitation only but interested parties may make an inquiry about attending to


~ by badkow on September 30, 2006.

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