Quantitative Methods in Defense and National Security 2007
Abstract

Spatial and time series methods for national security applications
S.N. Lahiri, (Texas A & M University), snlahiri@stat.tamu.edu

Abstract

In this talk, we present an overview of some statistical methodology for Spatial data and time series data that have direct applications to problems in national security. Specifically, we consider the problem of designing an optimal network for monitoring the (land) border through a combination of manned and wireless micro-sensors. The second problem we consider is the reconstruction/prediction of a multiple time series based on partial information obtained by sampling different components at different timepoints. The predicted time series can be used for developing a profile of an entity of interest (people, organizations,etc.)


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