Allegheny Mountain Section
Mathematical Association of America
Serving Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia
Brief Bio for Fred Roberts
Dr. Fred Roberts is
currently a Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University. He serves as the director of DIMACS, an NSF
"science and technology center" founded in 1988 which is a consortium
of Rutgers and Princeton
Labs, Bell Labs (Lucent Technologies), NEC Laboratories America and
Technologies. Affiliate Members: Avaya Labs, Georgia Institute of
HP Labs, IBM Research, Microsoft Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic
Stevens Institute of Technology. He also
serves as Director of DyDAn, Homeland Security
for Dynamic Data Analysis. DyDAn was founded as a Department of
Security Center of Excellence in 2006 and is a consortium of Rutgers,
Princeton, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Texas Southern University,
State University-San Marcos,
AT&T Labs, and Bell Labs.
Dr. Roberts major
areas of interests are Mathematical models
in the social, behavioral, biological and environmental sciences and of
problems of communications and transportation; graph theory and
measurement theory; operations research; utility, decision making, and
choice; mathematical modeling and decision making for homeland security. He has author or co-authored 5 books, edited
17 others, and written over 150
professional journal articles.
In recent years Dr.
Roberts briefed members of Congress highlighting
contributions of the mathematical sciences to emergency preparedness,
prevention, and related security matters as well as led a U.S. delegation to China
for the opening of NSF’s new Beijing
office and for a conference on “Understanding China's Higher Education
Research in Computer Science and Information Technology”.
Allegheny Mountain Section of the MAA
This page is maintained by James
A. Sellers of The Pennsylvania State
Department of Mathematics.
Last updated February 9, 2007