Christopher Dugan

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Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) are an increasingly important networking paradigm that will be the backbone of important defense and first response networks. Group decision-making is key to these environments, but is made difficult when MANETs are introduced due to network disruptions, bandwidth limitations, and host mobility patterns. Results gathered(More)
Agent-based systems have been the object of intense research over the past decade. While great theoretical progress has been made, the software frameworks for creating agent-based systems offer considerable variability in their capabilities and functionality. This paper introduces a reference model for agent-based systems. The purpose of a reference model(More)
In a disaster scenario, first responders must be able to perform multiple functions in a coordinated way. At all levels of the task - from integrating heterogeneous systems to addressing response tasks and allocating resources - responders must be able to make decisions in a globally optimal fashion. Automated coordination mechanisms can help, but they(More)
This paper discusses the application of distributed constraint optimization to coordination in disaster management situations under sub-optimal network conditions. It presents an example system for the problem of shelter assignment and outlines some of the challenges and future research directions that must be addressed before real-world deployment of(More)
Evacuation or sheltering of neighborhoods, cities, or regions is a major component of responding to any natural or other disaster. Poorly chosen and uncoordinated destinations can quickly overwhelm shelter capacities. Insufficient knowledge and decision processes may also lead to mismatches between evacuee needs and shelter capabilites, such as advanced(More)
Gustave Anderson and Andrew Burnheimer and Vincent Cicirello∗ and David Dorsey and Chris Dugan and Iris Howley and Moshe Kam and Joseph Kopena and Rob Lass and Kris Malfettone and Andy Mroczkowski and Gaurav Naik and Max Peysakhov and Brian Pyles and William Regli and Evan Sultanik and James Thiel and Kyle Usbeck and Dan Venutolo and Marc Winners Department(More)
The periods of the Fibonacci Sequence modulo m have long been studied and remain intriguing. Generalizations of the sequence suitable for application to elliptic curve groups are investigated. This leads to the study of general initial conditions including the establishment of a criterion for periods to be possible. A class equation for the set of all(More)
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