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Mathematical Association of America

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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 Universities, AT&T Labs, Bell Labs (Lucent Technologies), NEC Laboratories America and Telcordia Technologies. Affiliate Members: Avaya Labs, Georgia Institute of Technology, HP Labs, IBM Research, Microsoft Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Stevens Institute of Technology.  He also serves as Director of DyDAn, Homeland Security Center for Dynamic Data Analysis. DyDAn was founded as a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence in 2006 and is a consortium of Rutgers, Princeton, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Texas Southern University, Texas 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 combinatorics; measurement theory; operations research; utility, decision making, and social 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, disaster 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 and Research in Computer Science and Information Technology”.

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