"A Framework for Modeling the Detection of Smuggled Nuclear Materials,"
INFORMS Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, 13 November 2011.
In this talk, we will discuss a set of layered container
inspection policies for detecting illicit nuclear materials at
ports-of-entry such as sea ports and land border crossings. We
develop a set of new inspection policies, which are designed to
allow for improved defense against sophisticated adversaries. We
will discuss the performance of these policies in the context of a
general framework for nuclear materials detection, as well as some
implications for worldwide shipping.
Associated Project(s):SHIELD (Smuggled HEU Interdiction through Enhanced anaLysis and Detection): A Framework for Developing Novel Detection Systems Focused on Interdicting Shielded HEU