**Susan E. Martonosi**

Associate Professor

Mathematics Clinic Director

301 Platt Blvd.

Claremont, CA 91711

martonosi @ hmc
. edu

(909) 607-0481

My CV

**Education**

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge,
MA

Ph.D.
2005

Cornell University (Go Big Red!)

School of Operations Research and
Industrial Engineering

Ithaca,
NY

B.S. 1999

**INFORMS
Undergraduate Operations Research Prize**

The Undergraduate Operations Research Prize Competition is
held each year to honor a student or group of students who conducted a
significant applied project in operations research or management science,
and/or original and important theoretical or applied research in operations
research or management science, while enrolled as an undergraduate student. The
prize is given each year at the National Meeting if there is a suitable
recipient. The deadline for submissions this year is July 1, 2011. Please email
your submissions to me. For more information about eligibility requirements,
please see the official
link on the INFORMS website.

** **

**Mathematics
Clinic**

I
am director of the Mathematics Clinic at Harvey Mudd
College. A Mathematics Clinic is a capstone project conducted by a team of
three to five advanced mathematics students, overseen by a qualified faculty
advisor, which attacks a problem posed by the sponsoring client who pays a fee
for the project. The primary goals of the Mathematics Clinic at Harvey Mudd College (HMC) are:

1.
to give advanced students the opportunity to solve
real-world problems using mathematical modeling and analysis tools; and

2.
to provide value to the sponsoring corporation or
organization in return for funding the project.

In
addition to oversight provided by the faculty advisor, the team also receives
guidance from a sponsor-designated liaison who monitors the progress of the
team on a weekly basis, provides necessary domain expertise, and ensures that
the direction of the project is consistent with the sponsor`s objectives.

The work
is done over the span of one academic year (nine months), and the sponsor
receives all reports and other deliverables in addition to all intellectual property
rights to the work conducted.

Informational
Brochure about HMC Clinic

Informational Brochure
about Mathematics Clinic

The Mathematics Clinic Homepage

If your
organization is interested in sponsoring a Clinic project, please contact me!

**Teaching**

If you
are an instructor and would like to see my course syllabi or other teaching
materials, please feel free to contact me.

Math 196
- Mathematics Forum: Fall 2009

Math 189
- Mathematical Modeling Seminar: Fall 2009

Math 189
- Advanced Operations Research: Spring 2010

Math 187
- Introduction to Operations Research: Fall 2009, Fall
2007, Fall 2006

Math 159
- Design and Analysis of Experiments: Spring 2007 (second half)

Math 158
- Linear Statistical Models: Spring 2008 (second half), Spring
2006 (second half)

Math 157
- Intermediate Probability: Spring 2009 (first half)

Math 64 -
Differential Equations II: Spring 2009 (first half)

Math 63 -
Linear Algebra II: Spring 2008 (first half), Spring 2007
(first half), Spring 2006 (first half)

Math 62 -
Introductory Probability and Statistics: Fall 2009 (Second half), Fall 2007
(Second half), Fall 2006 (Second half), Fall 2005 (Second half)

Math 12 -
Linear Algebra I and Discrete Dynamical Systems: Fall 2005 (First half)

**Research
**

My
research focuses on the application of operations research models and
methodology to problems in homeland security. My earlier work developed
probabilistic models to guide aviation security policy related to passenger and
cargo screening and shipping container screening policy. My more recent work
moves away from examining individual security measures to focus on systematic
approaches to security. I use game theory, social networks analysis and graph
theory to solve problems in resource allocation and terrorist network
disruption.

**A.
Optimal Security Resource Allocation to Defend Multiple Targets from Terrorist
Attack**

Many
homeland security models focus on system reliability in the event of an attack
and neglect deterrence: terrorists might choose not to attack or might shift
their focus to less desirable targets if the costs of attack become too high
relative to the benefits. This project develops models for resource allocation
in which a defender must invest limited resources in protecting several
targets, knowing that the attacker will respond either by attacking a subset of
those targets with heightened effort or by giving up. I have worked with three
Harvey Mudd College undergraduates on this project:
Daniel Walton (now a Ph.D. student in mathematics at UCLA) studied the
single-target problem as a summer research assistant, Eugene Quan (now employed at Citadel Investment Group) examined
the two-target problem with budget constraints for his senior thesis in
mathematics, and Tim Sweda (a senior engineering
major) researched special cases of both problems as a summer research
assistant.

**B.
Disrupting Terrorist Networks**

Large
Islamic terrorist organizations, such as al Qaeda, form complex social networks
of operatives connected in time and space. Understanding the structure of these
networks from a graph theoretic perspective can help the United States decide
how best to attack terrorist networks to disrupt the organization. I consider
the question of how to attack a network in order to increase the visibility,
and therefore the accessibility, of a specific key member of a network. I have
worked with several Harvey Mudd College
undergraduates on this project over the past three years: Michael Ernst
(pursuing a Ph.D. in philosophy at UC Irvine), Sean Plott
(pursuing a Ph.D. in Interactive Media at USC), David Lapayowker
(pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science at Brown University), David Zitter, Lee Wiyninger, Brett
Cooper (The Brattle Group), Yaniv Ovadia
(pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science at University of Oregon). This summer I
have four research assistants through the Claremont Colleges Mathematics REU
(Research Experiences for Undergraduates): Liz Ferme
(Wellesley College), Kira Langsjoen (Texas A&M),
Danika Lindsay (CSU Channel Islands) and Andrew Ronan (HMC). This project is a
collaborative research endeavor with Doug Altner at
the U.S. Naval Academy.

I have
also conducted research with the RAND
Corporation as a summer associate (Jun-Aug 2004), examining the feasibility
of screening options for shipping containers at US ports.

My
broader interests are in using operations research for problems in the public
interest, such as health, education, environment and public safety.

**Publications
**

``How
Effective Is Security Screening of Airline Passengers?``,
*Interfaces* (a journal of INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research
and Management Science) special issue on Homeland Security Applications (with
Arnold I. Barnett), 2006.

``Evaluating
the viability of 100 per cent container inspection at America`s ports``, The
Economic Impacts of Terrorist Attacks, H. W. Richardson, P. Gordon, J. E.
Moore II (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, 2005. (with
Henry Willis and David Ortiz)

``An
Operations Research Approach to Aviation Security``, Ph.D. Thesis, MIT 2005

``Terror
is in the Air``, Chance (a journal of the American Statistical Association), Spring 2004. (with Arnold I.
Barnett)

**Personal**

Between
undergraduate and graduate school, I was a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps, teaching high
school math in Guinea,
West Africa. Click here
for some photos/description

At MIT, I
was a member of Rambax
MIT, a Senegalese sabar drumming ensemble.

I also
like to swim, run, play the piano and sing karaoke.