Since 2001, tremendous amounts of information have been gathered regarding terrorist cells and individuals potentially planning future attacks. There is a pressing need to develop new mathematical and computational techniques to assist in the analysis of this information, both to quantify future threats and to quantify the effectiveness of counterterrorism operations and strategies. Concepts and techniques from mathematics and computing have already been applied to counterterrorism and computer security problems. The following is a partial list of such problems.
- Algorithms for threat detection
- Strategies for disrupting terrorist cells
- Border penetration and security
- Terrorist cell formation and growth
- Data analysis of terrorist activity
- Terrorism deterrence strategies
- Information security
- Emergency response and planning
The primary goal of the consortium is to promote the role that mathematics and computation can play in solving problems in counterterrorism and global security.