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The United States armed forces could be considered the world's most powerful military force. However, in modern conflicts, techniques of asymmetric warfare (terrorism) wreak havoc on the inflexible, regardless of technological or numerical advantage. In order to be more effective, the US military must improve its counter-terrorism (CT) capabilities and(More)
Is it possible to build a conscious ma-chine? Is trying to design and build a conscious machine helpful to understanding the nature of consciousness? These questions have been at the core of AI since its beginnings. Recently there was an upsurge of interest in whether AI could address the issue of consciousness. The primary goal of the symposium was to(More)
NetSci is one of the largest network science research conferences in the world and, like many network science events, researchers associated with the US Department of Defense (DoD) played a significant role in NetSci 2014. We report on three symposia held before the main conference that connected operations research and DoD applications of network science.(More)
Introduction: The Army's social networks often involve cooperation – entities working together to achieve a common goal. What are the metrics for such a network? What is cooperation and what makes cooperative networks effective? Can network structures and processes enhance cooperation and optimize networks? This presentation uses the emerging mathematical(More)
Pursuit and evasion games encompass a large class of games in which one or more "pursuers" attempt to find and/or capture one or more "evaders". These games have immense practical importance, yet their mathematics is not fully-understood outside of a limited number of simple cases. This paper introduces <i>PursuitSim</i>, a simulation platform for pursuit(More)
A basic way that entities can cooperate with one another is by sharing of tasks through synchronized movement to balance their geometric load. For example, players of a team defending a goal may be assigned equal-spaced zones to defend or units in a military force may be assigned equal-spaced sectors to control. As the dynamics of the situation unfold and(More)
Recent history has reminded society that prediction in the forms of scenario generation, red-teaming, war-gaming, and future planning must incorporate innovative perspectives such as rare, but impactful, events and multiple phased events. Rare event modeling is based on the premise that important events can be dominated by outliers. Current forecasting(More)
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