Dr. Scott Cook, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University, and Dr. Mikyoung Jun, Professor of Statistics at Texas A&M University, were recently awarded a multi-year research grant from the National Science Foundation to analyze patterns of terrorism.
The $315,999 grant (DMS-1925119) is funded by the Algorithms for Threat (ATD) program, a partnership between the Divisions of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Drs. Cook and Jun’s research will develop Spatio-temporal Hawkes process models to better model interactions across terrorist attacks and groups. These statistical advances should allow greater leverage over the complex dynamics of global terror campaigns.
On Sept. 1, 2022, the Department of Political Science became part of the Bush School of Government & Public Service.