Risk and Systems Analysis

The Systems and Risk Analysis Team develops and analyzes models for assessing appropriate policies for inspecting cargo for nuclear materials at ports of entry. This team uses inspection policies as building blocks in the analysis of global transportation networks. The inspection policy models that the team has developed allow for the comparison of both different hardware (detectors), as well as different policy decisions (what to inspect, how much time to spend inspecting etc.). The Systems Team's work is a core component of the overall interdiction framework. 

Research Subgroups:

  1. Single Sea Port Models
  2. Network Models and Value of Prior Information
  3. Land Border Crossings
  4. Illegal Border Crossing