Edward H Kaplan SM, MCP, SM

William N & Marie A Beach Professor of Operations Research; Professor of Engineering; Professor of Public Health

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health

Research Interests

Operations research for public policy and management; Homeland security and counter terror operations research; HIV/AIDS policy and management issues; Applied probabilistic modeling and statistics more...


  • B.A., McGill University, 1977
  • S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
  • S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
  • S.M., Massachusetts, 1982
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

Selected Publications

  • Nature Plays with Dice - Terrorists Do Not: Allocating Resources to Counter Strategic and Probabilistic Risks, European Journal of Operational Research, 192:198-208, 2009 (with Boaz Golany, Avi Marmur and Uri Rothblum).
  • Estimation of HIV incidence in the United States, Journal of the American Medical Association, 300:520-529, 2008 (with H. Irene Hall, Ruiguang Song, Philip Rhodes, Joseph Prejean, Qian An, Lisa Lee, John Karon, Ron Brookmeyer, Matthew McKenna, and Robert Janssen).
  • Suicide bombings and targeted killings in (counter) terror games, Journal of Conflict Resolution 51:772-792, 2007 (with Daniel Jacobson).



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