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)
Historically, problems of multiparty decision making have been tackled within the disparate fields of game theory, organizational behavior, experimental psychology, international relations, and economics. Negotiation and conflict resolution as distinct fields of study and practice have emerged within the last four decades. During this period of time,(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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