Handbook of Computational Approaches to Counterterrorism

V.S. Subrahmanian (Editor)

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In Brief

The last 20 years have witnessed an unprecedented change in information and communications technologies, leading to the ability not only disseminate information in seconds from one part of the world to another, but also the ability to organize, analyze, understand and predict phenomena on the basis of that information. This book studies how computational methods can substantially improve the collection of data about terrorist groups, the analysis of that data through the construction of behavioral models, the ability to forecast what such groups might do, and how one might respond to a groups’ behavior. In fact, the first book that uses computational methods to fully analyze a terrorist group’s behavior and suggest strategies against the group has just been published [1] – we expect many more detailed analyses of terrorist groups in forthcoming years that use the techniques presented in this book or indeed, use new methods that are emerging both in the social science and computer science literature.

The handbook was edited at the Laboratory for Computational Cultural Dynamics.

1. Subrahmanian, V.S., Mannes, A., Sliva, A., Shakarian, J., Dickerson, J. Computational Analysis of Terrorist Groups: Lashkar-e-Taiba, Springer, August 2012.