Conference Host

Rochester Institute of Technology
One Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York
United States of America

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Since 2001, tremendous amounts of information have been gathered regarding terrorist cells and individuals potentially planning future attacks. There is now 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 have already been applied to counterterrorism and computer security problems. The following is a partial list of such problems.

  1. Strategies for disrupting terrorist cells
  2. Border penetration and security
  3. Terrorist cell formation and growth
  4. Data analysis of terrorist activity
  5. Terrorism deterrence strategies
  6. Information security
  7. Emergency response and planning

A primary intention of the Fourth Conference on Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism (CMMC) is to present talks that are accessible to the broader public, especially policy makers, politicians, and members of the intelligence and law enforcement communities.


Jonathan Farley, California Institute of Technology,
Stefan Schmidt, Technical University of Dresden, Germany,
Bernard Brooks, Rochester Institute of Technology,
Anthony Harkin, Rochester Institute of Technology,


Please submit title and abstracts of talks and papers to Jonathan Farley at


There is no registration fee. To register, simply send an email to Tony Harkin at