Richard M. Anderson

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Malaria and other vector-borne diseases represent a significant and growing burden in many tropical countries. Successfully addressing these threats will require policies that expand access to and use of existing control methods, such as insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) and artemesinin combination therapies (ACTs) for malaria, while weighing the costs(More)
An approach for the analysis and management of multiple criteria critical infrastructure problems is put forth. Nuclear waste management involves complex tradeoffs under uncertainty. Among all waste either generated by nature or human activities, radioactive nuclear waste is the most toxic to human health and difficult to manage: it is known that some(More)
We present a mathematical framework for assessing the quality of signature systems in terms of fidelity, risk, cost, other attributes, and utility-a method we call Signature Quality Metrics (SQM). We demonstrate the SQM approach by assessing the quality of a signature system designed to predict the culture medium used to grow a microorganism. The system(More)
Deep-water corals are found along the oceanic margins world-wide and in the north east Atlantic the most abundant species is Lophelia pertusa (L.). There is now growing evidence that deep-water reefs formed by such species are coming under increasing pressures from resource exploitation, principally deep-sea trawling and hydrocarbon exploration. Here a(More)
Decision analysis tools and mathematical modeling are increasingly emphasized in malaria control programs worldwide to improve resource allocation and address ongoing challenges with sustainability. However, such tools require substantial scientific evidence, which is costly to acquire. The value of information (VOI) has been proposed as a metric for(More)
Introduction. A general question which is of interest is the following. Suppose that ƒ is a mapping of a compact metric continuum X onto a metric space F. Under what conditions is there an embedding of X and Y in E (Euclidean n-space) or H (Hubert space) so that ƒ is topologically equivalent to a projection onto Y defined by some collection of parallel(More)
There are a variety of sensor systems deployed at border crossings and ports of entry throughout the world that scan for illicit nuclear material. These systems employ detection algorithms that interpret the output of the scans and determine whether additional investigation is warranted. In this work, we demonstrate an approach for comparing the performance(More)
An integrated modeling approach is used to link land use to river discharge, and then to survival of larval walleye that hatch in northern Ohio streams draining into Lake Erie (USA). First, to link land use and river discharge, the parameters of a simple hydrologic model are statistically related to watershed landscape attributes, including forest cover.(More)
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