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Assistant Professor and Co-Director, Research Institute for Safety & Security in Transportation

Industrial and Systems Engineering

University at Buffalo

403 Bell Hall

Buffalo, NY 14260

716-645-2357 ext 2475

 

Dr. Jun Zhuang

webpage: http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~jzhuang/

Research Interests:

Methodology: Game Theory; Operations Research; Decision and Risk Analysis; Stochastic Dynamic Programming Applications: Homeland Security; Computer Network Security; Transportation; Supply Chain Risk Management

Summary of Recent Relevant Research:

Traditional risk analysis generally neglects the fact that terrorists are intelligent and adaptive, while most homeland-security games developed so far unrealistically assume that all players are fully strategic. In a recent sponsored project “Homeland-Security Games with Non-strategic Players,” Dr. Zhuang and his research team developed methods and techniques for identifying optimal strategies for rational defenders when facing non-strategic (irrational and/or behaviorally realistic) players, making it possible to explore the sensitivity of optimal defender strategies to assumptions about the behavior of other players. This research makes game-theoretic homeland-security models more realistic and implementable.

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