Handbook of Operations Research for Homeland Security
This new Handbook addresses the state of the art in the application of operations research models to problems in preventing terrorist attacks, planning and preparing for emergencies, and responding to and recovering from disasters. The purpose of the book is to enlighten policy makers and decision makers about the power of operations research to help organizations plan for and respond to terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and public health emergencies, while at the same time providing researchers with one single source of up-to-date research and applications.
The Handbook consists of nine separate chapters:
Using Operations Research Methods for Homeland Security ProblemsOperations Research and Homeland Security: Overview and Case Study of Pandemic InfluenzaDeployed Security Games for Patrol PlanningInterdiction Models and ApplicationsTime Discrepant Shipments in Manifest DataAchieving Realistic Levels of Defensive Hedging Mitigating the Risk of an Anthrax Attack with Medical CountermeasuresService Networks for Public Health Preparedness and Large-scale Disaster Relief EffortsDisaster Response Planning in the Private Sector
First Operations Research book focused on homeland security and emergency operationsImportant new field within OR, and Herrmann is a leading figureIntroduces modeling techniques to non-OR market of policy and public safety professionals