This presentation will review a vision enabled by our sponsor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), and established by working closely with our partner stakeholders (e.g., TSA) for a tool that quantifies the risk from terrorist threats at U.S. airports and then optimally deploys resources to reduce this risk. This tool is called the Airport Risk Assessment Model (ARAM). This presentation will also outline the methods for quantifying key risk components, along with resource effectiveness. Finally, we will discuss potential extensions of ARAM to other domains.
About the Speaker: Nick Betzsold is a Data Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. His research focuses on risk assessment and mitigation as well as big data analytics and visualizations. Nick holds a MS in Data Science from Northwestern University and a BS in Applied Statistics and Analytics from Brigham Young University.