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Peer review of research proposals and articles is an essential element in R&D processes worldwide. Here we consider a problem which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been addressed until now: how to assign subsets of proposals to reviewers in scenarios where the reviewers supply their evaluations through ordinal ranking. The solution approach we(More)
We consider two types of non-reactive aerial sensors, which are subject to false-positive and false-negative errors. The sensors search for threat objects such as ballistic missile launchers or improvised explosive devices. The objects are located in a certain area of interest, which is divided into a grid of area-cells. The grid is defined such that each(More)
In this paper we present a new combinatorial problem, called minmax multidimensional knapsack problem (MKP), motivated by a military logistics problem. The logistics problem is a two-period, two-level, chance-constrained problem with recourse. We show that the MKP is NP-hard and develop a practically efficient combinatorial algorithm for solving it. We also(More)
Responding to a possible bioterror attack of Smallpox has become a major concern to governments, local public officials and health authorities. This concern has been reflected in numerous studies that model and evaluate possible response strategies. Many of these studies consider only vaccination policies and assume homogeneous mixing, where all instances(More)
In insurgency situations, the government-organized force is confronted by a small guerrilla group that is dispersed in the general population with no or a very small signature. Effective counterinsurgency operations require good intelligence. Absent intelligence, not only might the insurgents escape unharmed and continue their violent actions, but(More)
— This paper presents an algorithmic framework for conducting search and identification missions using multiple heterogeneous agents. Dynamic objects of type " neutral " or " target " move through a discretized environment. Probabilistic representation of the current level of situational awareness – knowledge or belief of object locations and identities –(More)
Consider a situation where a single shooter engages, sequentially, a cluster of targets that may vary in terms of vulnerability and value or worth. Following the shooting of a round of fire at a certain target, the latter may either be killed or remain alive. We assume neither partial nor cumulative damage. If the target is killed, there is a possibility(More)