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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Complex Systems and Networks: Performance, Control, and Security


Information Technology Laboratory, Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

opportunity location
50.77.11.B7430 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Vladimir V Marbukh 301.975.2235


We are developing novel methodologies and approaches to modeling complex systems consisting of a large number of interacting elements. The models should not only have predictive power, but should also provide guidance for controlling complex systems. Since performance of complex systems is characterized by multiple competing criteria, which include economic efficiency, resilience, and security, the purpose of control is optimization of the corresponding trade-offs. In a situation of complex systems comprised of selfish elements, control should take advantage of market mechanisms, which elicit desirable behavior through incentives. Resilience, robustness, and security should be modeled against malicious agents attempting to cause deterioration in the system performance.


key words
Complex systems; Networks; Cyber security; Performance analysis; Resource allocation; Optimization; Agent-based modeling; Game theory; Statistical physics;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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