Richard J. La

Funding Agency

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)




This is a three-year, $450K award to study the robustness and security of complex systems in which component systems is interdependent and finding a means of measuring and comparing their resilience and security by using advanced economic and statistical tools. The researcher will measure and compare the robustness of interdependent systems (so-called systems of systems) as the statistical or structural properties of interdependence among component systems vary. He also will design effective security tools and sound policies for improving network/system resilience and security through analytical findings.