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Cook Receives NSF Grant to Study Patterns of Terrorism

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 […]

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.