Fred S. Roberts


Director of Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence CCICADA: Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis.

The Center was founded as a DHS Center of Excellence for Command, Control, and Interoperability in 2009 and is a consortium of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, AT & T Labs- Research, Carnegie Mellon, The City College of New York, Geosemble Technologies, Howard University, Morgan State University, Princeton University, Regal Decision Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers University (Lead Institution), Telcordia Technologies, Texas Southern University, Tuskegee University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), University of Southern California.

For more information about CCICADA, see

Click here for a photo of the ribbon cutting at the official CCICADA launch in December 2010.

Director Emeritus and Special Advisor of DIMACS, Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science.

DIMACS was founded as an NSF "science and technology center" in 1988 and is a consortium of Rutgers and Princeton Universities, AT&T Labs, Bell Labs (Lucent Technologies), Cancer Institute of NJ, NEC Laboratories America and Telcordia Technologies. Affiliate Members: Avaya Labs, Georgia Institute of Technology, HP Labs, IBM Research, Microsoft Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Stevens Institute of Technology. I was Acting Director in 1991 and again in 1992-93 and then Director from January 1996 to August 2011, and interim director from November 2018 to December 2019.

Distinguished Professor, Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Fellow of RUTCOR, Rutgers Center for Operations Research, New Brunswick, NJ.

Member of Graduate Faculties in Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Computational Molecular Biology, Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics, Education, and Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rutgers University.

Chair, Rutgers University Homeland Security Research Initiative (RUHSRI)

Co-Chair, NJ Universities Consortium for Homeland Security Research

Contact information:

Telephone: (848) 445-4303
Fax: (732) 445-5932
Snail Mail:
Rutgers University
96 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8018

Major Research Interests:

Mathematical models in the social, behavioral, biological, epidemiological, and environmental sciences and of problems of communications and transportation; theory of measurement; homeland security and in particular stadium and large venue security, natural disasters, maritime cyber security, and homeland security aspects of global environmental change; utility, decision making and social choice; resilience; socially responsible algorithms; graph theory; supply chains; mathematical psychology; precollege education.

Books Authored by F.S. Roberts

Books Edited by F.S. Roberts

Book Reviews by F.S. Roberts

Articles Authored by F.S. Roberts

Guide to My Publications: Index of Topics

A Selection of Recent Talks: Index of Recent Talks

A Selection of DIMACS Projects I have been Involved In: Index of DIMACS Projects

A Selection of CCICADA Projects I have been Involved In: Index of CCICADA Projects

A Selection of COVID-19 Projects I'm Involved In: Index of COVID19 Projects

Interested in my full vita? Click here for PDF.

Click here for pictures of me receiving a Docteur Honoris Causa Award at University of Paris-Dauphine, June 2013.

Click here for article about me in Inside Jersey Magazine, April 2016.

Click here for a picture of me hosting Admiral Paul Zukunft, the Commandant of the US Coast Guard, October 2014.

Click here for my Science Lives Interview, April 2013.

Click here for pictures Delivering a Briefing to Admiral Mark Butt of US Coast Guard HQ on Coast Guard Boat Allocation, February 2013.

Click here for pictures Delivering a Briefing to Admiral Daniel Abel of US Coast Guard District 1 on Fisheries Law Enforcement, January 2013.

Click here for pictures of Opening of NSF Beijing Office, May 2006.

Click here for pictures of US-China Leadership Summit, Beijing, May 2006.

For photos of my Congressional Briefing on Mathematics and Homeland Security, see, September 2004.

Click here for additional pictures of the Congressional Briefing on Mathematics and Homeland Security, September 2004.

Four generations of the Roberts Mathematical Sciences Family: From left to right: Dana Scott, his "child" Fred Roberts, his "child" Garth Isaak, and his "child Darren Narayan", Phoenix, AZ, January 2004.

Photos from Conference on Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science: A Celebration in Honor of the Contributions of Fred S. Roberts on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday, October 10-11, 2003

Click here for a picture of me receiving the NSF Science and Technology Centers Pioneer Award from the National Science Foundation, 2001.

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