An Optimization-based Framework for Modelling Counter-terrorism Strategies

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Joyendu Bhadury, Professor, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article introduces the subject of terrorism and counter-terrorism by means of a two-person bimatrix game that provides some insight into the behaviour of the two players. We then examine three important areas in counter-terrorism tasks: the detection of terrorist cells and how to render them inoperable, the fortification of assets in order to protect them from terrorist attacks and the optimal evacuation of people from an area affected by terrorism. Basic mathematical models are formulated and demonstrated. This article concludes with some thoughts on potential extensions of the models presented here.

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OR Insight, 26(1), 7-31
Language: English
Date: 2012
counter-terrorism, mathematical methods, social networks, evacuation models, hardening, traffic analysis

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