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Fred Roberts, Ph.D.


Fred Roberts, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics
Emeritus Director of DIMACS, Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science

Director of CCICADA, Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis, a Dept. of Homeland Security University Center of Excellence
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

                                        

Fred S. Roberts received his A.B. in mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1964 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Stanford University in 1967 and 1968. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, he joined the professional staff of the RAND Corporation in 1968. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 1971-72, and then joined the faculty at Rutgers University, where he is currently a Professor of Mathematics and a Fellow of RUTCOR, the Rutgers Center for Operations Research. At Rutgers, he is a member of six graduate faculties, in Mathematics, Operations Research, Computational Molecular Biology, BioMaPS (Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program at the Interface between the Biological, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences), Industrial Engineering, and Education. He has held visiting positions at Cornell University, AT&T Bell Laboratories and Northeastern University. At Rutgers, he has chaired the Applied Mathematics Committee and has been Director of the Rutgers Center for Operations Research. In January 1996, he was name the Director of DIMACS, the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science. DIMACS, with administrative offices at Rutgers, was founded as a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center and is a joint project of AT&T Labs - Research, Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies, Telcordia Technologies, NEC Research, Princeton University, and Rutgers, with partners at Avaya Labs, HP Labs, IBM Research, and Microsoft Research. He held that position until September 2011. Since July 2009, he has chaired the CCICADA Center, a consortium of 17 university and private-sector partners that is designated a DHS University Center of Excellence.

 

                                        

Selected Publications:

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Risk analysis for flood mitigation on the Raritan (with G. Guo, P. Kantor, D. Robinson, C.A. Correa, B. Cignarella),Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Flood Management, to appear.

ACCAM global optimization model for the USCG aviation air stations (with C. Nelson, P. Ball, E. Boros, C. Conrad, K. Hanson, J. Rubio-Herrero, P. Kantor, C. McGinity, B. Nakamura, T. Rader, B. Ricks), in Y. Guan and H. Liao (eds), Proceedings of 2014 IIE Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC2014), 2014, to appear.

Modeling the impact of patron screening at an NFL stadium (with B.C. Ricks, B. Nakamura, A. Almaz, R. DeMarco, C. Hui, P. Kantor, A. Matlin, C. Nelson, H. Powell, and B. Thompson), in Y. Guan and H. Liao (eds), Proceedings of 2014 IIE Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC2014), 2014, to appear.

Estimating violation risk for fisheries regulations (with H. Chalupsky, R. DeMarco, E. Hovy, P. Kantor, A. Matlin, P. Mitra, B. Ozbas, J. Wojtowicz, M. Xie), in P. Perny, M. Pirlot, and A. Tsoukias (eds), Proceedings of International Conference on Algorithmic Decision Theory III, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNAI 8176, Springer, 2013, 297-308.

Strategy-proof location functions on finite graphs (with F.R. McMorris and H.M. Mulder), (2013), to appear in P. Pardalos, B. Goldengorin, and F. Aleskerov (eds.), Clusters, Orders, Trees: Methods and Applications, Springer.

Meaningful and meaningless statements in landscape ecology and environmental sustainability, (2013), to appear in P. Pardalos, B. Goldengorin, and F. Aleskerov (eds.), Clusters, Orders, Trees: Methods and Applications, Springer.

A latent model to detect multiple spatial clusters with application in a mobile sensor network for surveillance of nuclear materials (with J. Cheng, R. Chen, and M. Xie), Journal of the American Statistical Association, to appear.

A method for transferring probabilistic user models between environments (with D. Roberts), Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling, to appear.

The challenges of multidisciplinary education in computer science, Journal of Computer Science and Technology26(2011), 636-642.

A set of blended risk-based decision support tools for protecting passenger rail-centered transit corridors against cascading impacts of terrorist attacks (with M. Greenberg, T. Altiok, N. Fefferman, P. Georgopoulos, C. Lacy, M. Lahr, P. Lioy, K. Lowrie, H.Mayer, B. Ozbas), Journal of Homeland Security, 2011.

Urban commerce and security study, Journal of Homeland Security, 2011.

The contributions of F.R. McMorris to discrete mathematics and its applications (with G.F. Estabrook, T.A. McKee, H.M. Mulder, and R.C. Powers), in H. Kaul and H.M. Mulder (eds.), Advances in Interdisciplinary Applied Discrete Mathematics Interconnections between Consensus and Voting Theory, Clustering, Location Theory, Mathematical Biology, and Optimization, World Scientific, 11 (2011), 225-241.

The port reopening scheduling problem, in H. Kaul and H.M. Mulder (eds.), Advances in Interdisciplinary Applied Discrete Mathematics. Interconnections between Consensus and Voting Theory, Clustering, Location Theory, Mathematical Biology, and Optimization, World Scientific, Vol. 11 (2011), 199-210.

Sensor management problems of nuclear detection (with T. Carpenter, J. Cheng, F. Roberts and M. Xie), H. Pham (ed.), Safety and Risk Modeling and Their Applications, Springer, Springer, London, 2011, 299-322.

Books Edited:

Algorithmic Decision Theory, R.I. Brafman, F.S. Roberts, and A. Tsoukias (eds.), Lectures Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2011, Volume LNAI 6992.

Mathematical and Statistical Challenges for Sustainability, M. Cozzens and F.S. Roberts (eds.), American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2011.

Bio-Math in the Schools, M. Cozzens and F.S. Roberts (eds.), DIMACS Volume Series, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, Vol. 76, 2011.

The Mathematics of Preference, Choice and Order: Essays in Honor of Peter C. Fishburn, S. Brams, W.V. Gehrlein, and F.S. Roberts (eds.), Springer-Verlag, 2009.

Graphs and Discovery, S. Fajtlowicz, P.W. Fowler, P. Hansen, M.F. Janowitz and F.S. Roberts (eds.), DIMACS Volume Series, Volume 69, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2005.

Intelligence and Security Informatics (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference ISI 2005), Paul Kantor, Gheorge Muresan, Fred Roberts, Daniel D. Zeng, Fei-Yue Wang, Hsinchun Chen, Ralph C. Merkle (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 3495, Springer Verlag, Berlin and Heidelberg, 2005.