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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Complex Systems and Networks: Performance, Control, and Security

Location

Information Technology Laboratory, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

RO# Location
50.77.11.B7430 Gaithersburg, MD

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Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Marbukh, Vladimir V marbukh@nist.gov 301.975.2235

Description

We are developing novel methodologies and approaches to modeling complex systems consisting of a large number of interacting elements. The models should not only have predictive power, but should also provide guidance for controlling complex systems. Since performance of complex systems is characterized by multiple competing criteria, which include economic efficiency, resilience, and security, the purpose of control is optimization of the corresponding trade-offs. In a situation of complex systems comprised of selfish elements, control should take advantage of market mechanisms, which elicit desirable behavior through incentives. Resilience, robustness, and security should be modeled against malicious agents attempting to cause deterioration in the system performance.

 

Keywords:
Complex systems; Networks; Cyber security; Performance analysis; Resource allocation; Optimization; Agent-based modeling; Game theory; Statistical physics;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Regular applicants
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